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Saturday, May 19

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Populist cleric al-Sadr wins Iraqi election

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Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's political coalition has won Iraq's parliamentary election, the election commission announced late Friday.

Friday, May 18

13

Putin to Assad: 'Foreign forces' to leave Syria

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Russian President Vladimir Putin told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday that "foreign armed forces" would leave Syria, according to Syria's state-run news agency, SANA.

11

He's treated thousands. The surgeon who keeps returning to Gaza

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Abu-Sitta first went to Gaza as a medical student in the 1980s. He has returned several times to treat the injured there.

Thursday, May 17

07

Ex-child soldiers tell their stories

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Yemen's war has triggered a string of humanitarian problems including the prevalence of child soldiers. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.

Wednesday, May 16

23

Hamas claims 50 of its members died in Gaza clashes

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A senior member of Hamas' political bureau said during a TV interview on Wednesday that 50 people killed by Israeli soldiers during clashes in Gaza on Monday were members of Hamas.

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Rare drone footage shows a frontline city in ruins

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It is a war you rarely see, but one that defines the US' relationship with Iran and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East.

10

Devastation from months of fighting

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Rare images from inside Yemen's city of Taiz show the devastation wrought by months of fighting between Houthi force, backed by Iran and Yemeni government forces bolstered by Saudi Arabia and its US-equipped air power. CNN's Nick Paton…

Israel defends Gaza crackdown as Palestinians bury their dead

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Thousands of Palestinians gathered Tuesday for the grim task of burying the 60 protesters killed by Israeli troops at the Gaza border, as Israel faced international condemnation over the deaths.

Tuesday, May 15

22

Analysis: The dream of 'peace in our time' died on Monday

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The triumphal parade of trucks and cars crawled from the Rafah border crossing with Egypt to Gaza City. I had scrambled into the back of a truck with Palestinian security forces not far behind the black Mercedes that carried a beaming,…

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Dozens of Palestinians killed in Gaza

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Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians in bloody clashes at the Gaza border Monday in the deadliest day there since the 2014 war, as the US officially opened its Embassy in Jerusalem just 50 miles away.

18

Video shows Palestinians shooting down Israeli drone

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Palestinians mourned Tuesday in Gaza following the deadliest day there since 2014, as Gaza and Israel braced for another day of demonstrations.

15

Analysis: Jerusalem and Gaza are a world apart

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There is a growing canyon between Israelis and Palestinians. They live right next to each other, but couldn't be farther apart. At no time is that on clearer, starker display than this week.

Monday, May 14

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Dozens die in Gaza as U.S. opens embassy in Jerusalem

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Dozens of people have been killed in protests in Gaza as the US embassy opens in Jerusalem. Follow here for the latest.

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Tension across Gaza and Middle East: What we know

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The US officially relocated its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday, formally upending decades of American foreign policy in a move that was met with clashes and protests along the Gaza-Israeli border.

Mohamed ElBaradei Fast Facts

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Read Fast Facts about Mohamed ElBaradei on CNN and learn more about the former director general of the IAEA and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

22

The Gazan leading a popular uprising against Israel

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Ahmad Abu Artema, a 33-year-old writer and activist, has mobilized tens of thousands of Gazans to protest in recent weeks.

10

Iranian FM visits Russia and China to try to save nuclear deal

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif touched down in Moscow on Monday morning as part of a series of international diplomatic meetings aimed at saving the Iran nuclear deal following the United States' withdrawal.

09

Iraqi PM's hold on power looks shaky as votes come in

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Votes are being counted after Iraq's weekend parliamentary election, and at first glance it appears that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's coalition lags behind those of two other influential Shia leaders.

Sunday, May 13

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Lauded for defeating ISIS, PM Abadi still has hard job to woo voters

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In the years before the 2003 invasion, Iraqis only had one choice at the poll: Saddam Hussein. Fifteen years later, the tyrant deposed and executed, Iraq's field of candidates is now so varied that voters can choose between thousands of…

07

The unassuming building that exposes bitter Middle East divide

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On Monday, an unremarkable building in Jerusalem will officially become the US embassy in Israel, and a reminder of the rift between Israelis and Palestinians.

02

Israel destroys Gaza tunnel, boosts troop numbers

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The Israeli military destroyed a tunnel in northern Gaza with an airstrike on Saturday night, according to Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus.

01

Polls close in first Iraqi elections since the defeat of ISIS

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Iraqis voted Saturday in their first parliamentary elections since the defeat of ISIS last year, with the economy, jobs, security and corruption high on the list of voters' concerns as the country seeks to rebuild after years of conflict.

Saturday, May 12

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Egyptian activist detained over social media post

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Human rights groups are calling for the release of an Egyptian activist arrested after she posted a video criticizing the government for failing to protect women against sexual harassment.

Friday, May 11

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Palestinian shot dead, border crossing torched as Gazans clash with Israeli forces

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One Palestinian was killed and hundreds injured by Israeli forces on Friday during protests along the border of Israel and Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

23

Iran vows to restart nuclear program if deal collapses

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Iran says it is ready to restart its nuclear program on an "industrial scale" in the wake of the decision by US President Donald Trump to abandon the deal that curbs the country's nuclear ambitions.

14

Iraq Elections: What role will gender quotas play?

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Whatever the outcome of Iraq's May 12 parliamentary elections, female candidates are guaranteed at least 25% of the seats, as per the country's constitution.

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Possibility Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is greasing the wheels to a regional war

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Israel says that it's done with strikes on Iran -- for now. France fears an escalation. Iran has its finger on the trigger. But, really, it's Russian President Vladimir Putin who sits in the hot seat.

07

Israel and Iran trade rocket fire

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In the most direct confrontation between Israel and Iran to date, the two regional enemies exchanged fire for hours during a volatile night in the Golan Heights.

Wednesday, May 9

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In Iran, hardliners are burning American flag

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On Tuesday afternoon, US President Donald Trump made good on a promise to "tear up" the Iran nuclear deal. By Wednesday morning, hardline Iranian lawmakers delivered on vows to "burn it" in response.

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Global earthquake causes despair in Europe, glee in Moscow

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They came, they saw and they failed to convince. In short order, Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Boris Johnson beat a path to Washington but left empty-handed.