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Protesters run to cover from teargas fired by Israeli troops near fence of Gaza Strip border with Israel on Saturday. The day marked the first anniversary of the Gaza border protests. Adel Hana/AP hide caption

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4 Palestinians Killed Along Gaza Border In 'Great March of Return' Protest

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Israeli Troops Kill At Least 4 Palestinian Protesters, Gaza Health Officials Say

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What Life After ISIS Looks Like In Iraq

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Families Of ISIS Fighters Crowd Camps In Syria

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Three of the Saudi Arabian women released on Thursday appeared in court in Riyadh a day earlier. They have been detained since May and say they have been subjected to physical and sexual abuse. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands Overwhelm Syrian Refugee Camp — Most Are The Families Of ISIS Fighters

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President Trump signs a proclamation at the White House on Monday officially recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights, with Israeli Prime Minister (center-right) among the officials looking on. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Maltese Forces Seize Ship That Was Hijacked By Rescued Migrants

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'Syrian Bride' Illustrates Consequences Of Israel's Occupation Of Golan Heights

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Israel Strikes Hamas Targets In Gaza After Rocket Attack Injures 7 People

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News Brief: Mueller Probe, Israel Strikes Hamas Targets, Suicide Contagion

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ISIS Loses Last Toe-Hold In Syria, But Remains A Threat In The Region

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Israel Says The Hamas Militant Group In Gaza Launched A Rocket At Israel

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