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Thursday, Jul 19

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Israel nation-state law serves as rallying cry for each side's political base

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Early Thursday morning after what seemed like an all-night shouting match in Israel's Knesset, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strolled out of the parliamentary chamber, thrilled at the passage of the nation-state bill he had championed.

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Israel passes controversial 'nation-state' bill into law

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Making no mention of the values of equality and democracy, Israel has passed into law a highly controversial bill that serves to define the nature of the state of Israel, with critics slamming it as the "nail in the coffin" of Israeli…

'They have no idea how much danger I'm in'

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For both of Adel and Majhor, reaching the UK was the last stop in their journey to find safety. If their asylum cases fail, they fear they will have nowhere left to go.

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Why Netanyahu is cozying up to Europe's renegades

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As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bumps heads with Western European leaders over their support for their Iran nuclear deal and their ubiquitous criticism of Israeli settlements, he has found a different set of European allies.

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Syria reaches deal with rebels in Nawa

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The Syrian government reached a reconciliation agreement Wednesday with rebels in Nawa, in southern Daraa province.

Tuesday, Jul 17

23

Syrians fleeing Assad's forces turned away by Israeli soldiers

CNN / World

Dozens of Syrians waving white flags and seeking refuge near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights were turned away by Israeli soldiers, according to a local journalist and video from Reuters.

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Israel tightens Gaza restrictions

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Israel is tightening restrictions on Gaza amid heightened tensions with militants in the coastal enclave.

Monday, Jul 16

15

UN urges Israel and Gaza to 'step back from the brink' of war

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The United Nations has issued an urgent appeal for Israel and Gaza "to step back from the brink" of war and revive the reconciliation process, calling for Palestinians to keep protests peaceful and for Israel to show restraint in its…

Sunday, Jul 15

13

Hamas, Islamic Jihad say ceasefire reached with Israel

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Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the two largest militant factions in Gaza, said Saturday a ceasefire agreement was reached with Israel following a serious spike in fighting between the two sides over the past 24 hours.

Friday, Jul 13

09

Syrian government forces say they have retaken Dara'a

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Syrian government forces say they have retaken a town that was the epicenter of the civil war that engulfed the country and the region for more than seven years.

Thursday, Jul 12

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Israeli minister calls for closure of embassy in Dublin after settlements vote

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Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for the "immediate" closure of his country's embassy in Dublin after the upper house of the Irish parliament voted to ban the import of goods produced in Israeli settlements.

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Can the Middle East solve its water problem?

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The world's most water-scarce region needs to take critical action to narrow the gap between water supply and demand, according to a recent World Bank report.

Tuesday, Jul 10

17

How Dubai could change airline meals forever

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Water scarcity in the UAE is second only to Kuwait in the Middle East, so when it comes to farming, a smart approach is required. Now high-tech, low-water agriculture is set for a new superlative with the announcement of the world's…

Monday, Jul 9

21

Iranian teen detained over Instagram dance videos

CNN / World

A teenager was arrested last week in Iran for posting videos of herself dancing on social media.

Sunday, Jul 8

23

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Fast Facts

CNN / World

Read CNN's Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei Fast Facts for a look at the life of the Iranian Supreme Leader.

Saturday, Jul 7

11

Iran executes 8 over terror attacks

CNN / World

Iran executed eight men convicted of terrorism for last year's twin attacks that left 17 people dead in Tehran, state media reported Saturday.

Friday, Jul 6

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Ceasefire deal reached in Syrian south

CNN / World

Russia and Syrian rebel groups have reached an interim ceasefire agreement in Syria's southern province of Daraa after weeks of violence in the area, Free Syrian Army spokesman Ibrahim Jabawi told CNN on Friday.

Thursday, Jul 5

23

Iran and US trade threats over oil shipments

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The US and Iran continue to trade barbs over Iranian oil exports, with the US military announcing it will continue to keep the Persian Gulf open to international shipping.

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West Bank village digs in as demolition looms

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A hair-raising dash across a busy highway is one of two ways of reaching the West Bank Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. The other is to navigate a rugged and barely passable dirt track.

Tuesday, Jul 3

10

At least 270,000 Syrians flee latest deadly regime offensive

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At least 270,000 Syrians have fled their homes in southwest Syria since the government launched an offensive against rebels over two weeks ago, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

Sunday, Jul 1

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Tzipi Livni Fast Facts

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Read CNN's Fast Facts about Tzipi Livni, former foreign minister of Israel.

Saturday, Jun 30

07

Al-Abadi orders immediate sentences for terrorists on death row

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Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has called for the "immediate" execution of all convicted "terrorists" on death row after the bodies of eight members of the country's security forces thought to have killed by ISIS were found earlier…

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Tens of thousands flee toward closed borders

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Nearly 200 people have been killed in a Syrian government offensive against Islamist fighters and rebels in the country's southwest, forcing tens of thousands of people to flee toward the closed borders with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied…

Friday, Jun 29

15

Prince William's Middle East tour a landmark moment for UK's future monarch

CNN / World

Landmark moments in royal careers are defined by history, and we may well look back at the Duke of Cambridge's official visit to Israel and the West Bank as one such moment. It wasn't just that it was a first for a British royal or that…

Wednesday, Jun 27

21

Iran's power struggle plays out in capital

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A series of largely economic protests have unsettled Iran's capital Tehran, mostly focused around traders in the Grand Bazaar and their fury over the collapse of the country's currency in recent months.

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One of the most vital wars in the world

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Footage obtained by CNN offers a rare window into the fight for Yemen's vital port city which the United Nations says could kill as many as 250,000 people.

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Heat-resistant corals in the Middle East could save the world's dying reefs

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Coral reefs are falling victim to rising sea temperatures, brought about by climate change. But scientists have found pockets of resistance in the Middle East, where some corals are withstanding the heat.

Tuesday, Jun 26

17

Prince William staying in same Jerusalem hotel room as Trump did

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It's a room fit for a prince -- or a US president, for that matter.

Sunday, Jun 24

22

Landmark day for Saudi women as driving ban ends

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Women in Saudi Arabia can legally get behind the wheel of a car for the first time Sunday as the kingdom lifts its longstanding ban on women driving.