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Men who ran a brothel in Dubai are jailed

DUBAI // Four men were cleared on charges of human trafficking but jailed for a year each after being found guilty of running a brothel.
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Palestinian rams truck into Israeli soldiers, four dead

Jerusalem (AFP) - A Palestinian rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers visiting a popular tourist spot in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four and wounding at least 15 people, authorities said....
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In renewed push, Iraqi forces enter Mosul from north for first time

NORTH OF MOSUL, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi troops entered Mosul from the north for the first time on Friday, part of a new phase in the battle for the city that also saw elite forces bridge a river under cover of darkness in an unprecedented night raid....
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Israeli police question Netanyahu for 2nd time over corruption allegations

On Thursday, police arrived at Netanyahu’s official residence to grill him on suspicions that he improperly accepted gifts from wealthy supporters, Israeli media reported. ...
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Lebanon, others in Mideast, bury victims of Istanbul attack

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon on Tuesday buried its citizens who perished in the Istanbul nightclub massacre on New Year's Eve amid an outpouring of grief that has for days dominated local TV channels and discussions among the country's politicians....
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Egyptian Judge Facing Corruption Charge Hangs Himself: Lawyer

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Egyptian judge arrested on corruption charges was found dead in his cell on Monday having hanged himself, his lawyer said. ...
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Criminal negligence suspected at Haifa oil refinery blaze

Preliminary report into last week’s fire leads to wide-scale investigation into variety of environmental violations...
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Bahrain cozying up to Israel?

These are some of the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:...
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Oman confirms it is joining Saudi-led anti-terrorism alliance

DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman, traditionally on friendly terms with Iran, confirmed on Thursday that it had joined a Saudi-led coalition of Muslim countries fighting terrorism, a move praised by other [Persian] Gulf Arab states as closing ranks with them against Iran....
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Mass graves of tortured civilians found in Aleppo – Russian MoD

Mass graves with dozens of bodies of civilians subjected to brutal torture have been discovered in Aleppo neighborhoods left by militants, the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday. ...
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