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Debris and sea foam litter a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula on Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines, officials said. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missingCyclone Mekunu has battered arid Oman and Yemen, causing five deaths and leaving more than 30 missing on the island of Socotra
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US warns Syrian government not to advance on southThe U.S. government says it will take "firm and appropriate measures" to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces attack rebels there
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The Latest: 2 bodies recovered in Yemen after cyclone hitsYemeni security officials say rescuers have recovered two bodies from the island of Socotra after it was battered by Cyclone Mekunu, with more than 30 people still missing
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Turks feel pinch from currency slide ahead of pollsMany in Turkey are feeling the pinch as the Turkish lira lost more than 20 percent of its value against the dollar since the start of the year.
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A man covers his head under the rain in Salalah, Oman, Friday, May 25, 2018. Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on a path to strike Oman this weekend. At least 17 people were reported missing. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Cyclone Mekunu nears Oman's coast, kills 12-year-old girlCyclone Mekunu's outer bands have dumped heavy rain and bent palm trees in Oman, a sign of the approaching storm's power after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra
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The Latest: Oman's police: Cyclone kills 12-year-old girlThe Royal Oman Police says a 12-year-old girl has died after the winds of Cyclone Mekunu caused her to collide with a wall
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Libya: Car bombing near hotel in Benghazi kills 7Car bombing on a busy street in eastern Libyan city of Benghazi kills at least seven people, including a girl
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Egypt has opened Rafah for the duration of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, temporarily easing a border blockade of Gaza that it has enforced, along with Israel, for the past 11 years.
Gaza officials: 86 hurt by Israeli fire in border protestGaza's Health Ministry says dozens of Palestinians were hurt along the border with Israel
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Monitor: Suspected Israeli strike targets Hezbollah in SyriaSyrian war-monitoring group says suspected Israeli strikes hit a Hezbollah base in central Syria
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Hezbollah calls on Lebanon to reject US sanctionsThe leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group has called on the Lebanese state to stand up for Lebanese individuals who are being slapped with sanctions by the United States
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Man charged with threatening Egyptian exchange studentsFour Egyptian exchange students say they were threatened by a man outside a Florida McDonald's, with him yelling "Get out of my country"
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The Latest: Syrian army warns Daraa rebels of nearing attackSyria state-run media says Syrian aircraft have dropped leaflets on rebel-held areas in the country's south warning of an imminent government offensive, and urging fighters to disarm
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Iraq to probe voting irregularities in May 12 electionsIraq's PM sets up high-powered commission to probe alleged irregularities in May 12 parliamentary elections
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, French demonstrators and supporters of Palestinians hold a placard with the word "Boycott" during a demonstration in Paris, France. Israel called on the European Union on Friday, May 25, 2018 to halt funding to more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations that it says promote boycotts against Israel, saying the financial support violates the EU's stated policy that it opposes boycotts against the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)
Israel calls on EU to end funding to pro-boycott groupsIsrael calls on EU to stop funding groups that promote boycotts against the Jewish state
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In Gaza, border opening brings relief and anxietyEgypt opened its border crossing with Gaza for the Muslim month of Ramadan, but thousands wait to be allowed to leave
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