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Pakistani transgender, Nadeem Kashish, second left, talks to a resident during her door-to-door election campaign, in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, July 16, 2018. The Pakistani election commission has for the first time allowed the transgender community to take part in the upcoming election scheduled on July 25, 2018. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistan rights group issues warning ahead of pollsIndependent human rights commission issues dire warning ahead of polls as jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appeals his 10-year prison sentence He was sentenced over purchases of luxury apartments in London
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Egypt draft bill to immune senior military officersEgypt's parliament has passed a draft bill that could immune senior military officers from future prosecution related to violence following the 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president
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In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 photo, Syrians pose for a picture as they sit in front their repair shop, in the eastern Ghouta region, near the Syrian capital Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Syrian government, rebels clash over recon base near IsraelSyrian government, rebels clash over a reconnaissance point near the Israeli-held Golan Heights
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Egypt's parliament passes contentious bills regulating mediaEgypt's parliament has passed three controversial draft bills regulating the press and media
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018 file photo, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is interviewed by The Associated Press, in New York. Iran's Foreign Ministry said Monday, July 16, 2018, that if President Donald Trump wants to negotiate after pulling the United States out of the international agreement meant to prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear weapon, he'll have to make the call. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Iran: If Trump wants to talk, he'll have to callIran says if Trump wants to negotiate after pulling US out of nuclear deal, he'll have to call
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Egypt lawmakers decry bill 'selling' foreigners citizenshipEgypt's parliament has passed a draft bill that grants foreigners citizenship if they deposit the sum of at least 7 million Egyptian pounds, or about $391,000, in a local bank, save it there for five years and reside in the country during that period
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Smoke raises in the background following an Israeli airstrike hits a governmental building in Gaza City , Saturday, July 14, 2018. The Israeli military carried out its largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel, threatening to spark a wider conflagration after weeks of tensions along the volatile border. No casualties or major damage was reported on either side, and Israel said it was focused on hitting military targets and was warning Gaza civilians to keep their distance from certain sites.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Netanyahu visits southern region following Gaza escalationIsrael's Netanyahu visits southern region near Gaza, warns that Israel is engaged in a 'lengthy battle'
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Contentious bill defines Israel as Jewish nation-stateIsraeli parliament committee mulls contentious bill that would define Israel as nation-state of Jewish people.
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Libya says 8 migrants suffocated inside shipping containerLibya says at least 8 people, mainly children, died of suffocation inside shipping container crammed with migrants
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School starts early in West Bank village set for demolitionPalestinian ministry of education starts schoolyear early in West Bank Bedouin village slated for demolition
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Saudi Arabia says 3 wounded in projectile attack from YemenSaudi Arabia: 3 civilians, including child, wounded in projectile attack by Yemen's Shiite rebels
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Activists: Iraqi police arresting protesters in the southActivists: Iraqi police arresting protesters behind week-long rallies in Basra demanding jobs, better services
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a convoy of buses carrying opposition fighters and their families leave the southern province of Daraa, Syria, Sunday, July 15, 2018. The evacuation deal will hand over areas held by the rebels for years back to government control. Daraa, which lies on a highway linking Damascus with Jordan, was the cradle of the 2011 uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad. (SANA via AP)
Syrian government targets rebels near Israel-occupied GolanActivists: Syrian government missiles hit rebel-held area near frontier with Israeli-occupied Golan Heights
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Report: Syria blames Israel for strikes in northSyria's state news agency is reporting that Israeli missiles have hit a Syrian military base in the country's north, causing only damages
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Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documentsNew details have been leaked of how the Israeli spy agency Mossad smuggled out Iranian nuclear documents earlier this year, but the material does not appear to provide evidence that Iran failed to abide by its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers
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