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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince William, laughs while with military veterans now working for the National Health Service as he visits Evelina London Children's Hospital in London. Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories,  for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy’s decades-long mostly hands-off approach to one of the world’s most sensitive spots. The prince kicks off his Middle East visit Sunday, June 24  in Jordan, before arriving in Jerusalem on Monday. (AP Photo/Daniel Leal Olivas, Pool)
Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visitPrince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family.
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Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to failThe Palestinian president's spokesman says any American peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail
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In this Thursday, June 21, 2018 photo, provided by Egypt's state news agency, MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, meets with President Donald  Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, second left, and Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, in Cairo, Egypt. (MENA via AP)
Popular hashtags take sides on Egypt president's leadershipTens of thousands of Egyptians have set social media alight with tweets on opposing hashtags, one calling on President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to resign and another praising his leadership
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Syria army widens offensive on rebel-held areas in southwestSyria state media and opposition activists say Syrian government troops are advancing on rebel-held areas in the country's southwestern region amid intense clashes in a widening offensive, shattering a U.S-backed truce
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 file photo, former Spanish soccer international Carles Puyol arrives at the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow. The former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair. Iranian officials have denied the claim. The report on Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Jam-e Jam newspaper's TV affiliate quotes government TV official Morteza Mirbagheri as saying the issue was about money not hair. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)
Ex-soccer star says Iran officials barred him from programThe former captain of Spain's national soccer team, Carles Puyol, is claiming that Iranian TV officials barred him from appearing as a World Cup commentator because of his long hair
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Report: Imprisoned Iranian rights lawyer rejects bailIran's semi-official ISNA news agency is citing the husband of a prominent human rights lawyer who says authorities have set bail at 6.5 billion-rial (around $152,500) for his imprisoned wife
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Activists: Syrian government steps up offensive in southwestSyrian activists: Government forces keep up pressure on strategic southwest, drop barrel bombs on rebel-held areas
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The Latest: US condemns truce violations in southern SyriaThe U.S. envoy to the U.N. has condemned the reported cease-fire violations in southern Syria
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In this June 21, 2018 photo, a child stands next to a car at the Al-Jazirah Ford showroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The lifting of the ban on women driving marks a milestone for women in the kingdom who have had to rely on drivers, male relatives, taxis and ride-hailing services to get to work, go shopping and simply move around. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Car dealers gear up for Saudi women to hit the roadsCar companies are looking to boost their sales in Saudi Arabia by pitching their brands to women, who'll be allowed to drive for the first time starting Sunday
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Gaza officials: 20 Palestinians wounded at Israeli borderGaza's Health Ministry says 20 Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire along the border fence
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Corbyn: Labour government would quickly recognize PalestineBritish opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says that a government under his leadership would recognize a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war
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Rights group warns blocking aid in Yemen endangers millionsAn international rights group says Yemen's warring parties are obstructing crucial aid to the Red Sea port of Hodeida endangering millions in what is already the world's worst humanitarian crisis
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to Israeli Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman, right, during the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday June 17, 2018. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
Trump's Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace planPresident Donald Trump's Mideast team has met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss its plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, looks at a book in a classroom where Lebanese and Syrian displaced students studying togather, during her visit to a Lebanese public school, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, June 22, 2018. Merkel is visiting Jordan and Lebanon, both neighbors of war-torn Syria, amid an escalating domestic row over migration. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
German chancellor says migration meeting a 'first exchange'German Chancellor Angela Merkel says an upcoming meeting of European leaders in Brussels would be a "first exchange" toward finding solutions and agreements to problems connected with migration
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UN dismayed by reports of 220 migrants drowning off LibyaUN refugee agency says survivors have reported that some 220 migrants drowned off Libya in recent days
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