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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Influential Spiritual Leader in Israel, Dies at 93 – New York Times



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Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Influential Spiritual Leader in Israel, Dies at 93
New York Times
JERUSALEM — Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, who as the spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party became a fiery figure in Israeli politics championing the interests of Jews of Middle Eastern and North African origin, died here on Monday. He was 93.
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Israeli figures show spike in new settler homes – BBC News



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Israeli figures show spike in new settler homes
BBC News
Palestinians have criticised Israel after official statistics showed a rise in new house building in West Bank settlements. A report by Israeli settlement watchdog, Peace Now, says they have reached a seven-year high. Building began in 865 settler homes in the 
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Russian, Iranian technology is boosting Assad’s assault on Syrian rebels – Washington Post



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Russian, Iranian technology is boosting Assad's assault on Syrian rebels
Washington Post
RAMTHA, Jordan — Sophisticated technology from Russia and Iran has given Syrian government troops new advantages in tracking and destroying their foes, helping them solidify battlefield gains against rebels, according to Middle Eastern intelligence
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MERS death toll rises to 30 as more succumb in Saudi Arabia – New York Daily News



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MERS death toll rises to 30 as more succumb in Saudi Arabia
New York Daily News
Three more people have died from MERS, the Middle Eastern respiratory virus that has now claimed the lives of 30 people. The latest deaths occurred in Saudi Arabia, the country hardest hit in the outbreak of the Middle East Respiratory Symptom
Novel Middle East virus may take more than a week to sicken victimsLos Angeles Times
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Huge cyber bank theft spans 27 countries – Reuters



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Huge cyber bank theft spans 27 countries
Reuters
By Jessica Dye, Joseph Ax and Jim Finkle. NEW YORK/BOSTON | Thu May 9, 2013 7:23pm EDT. NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) – In one of the biggest ever bank heists, a global cyber crime ring stole $45 million from two Middle Eastern banks by hacking
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Reports: US Has Drone Base in Saudi… – ABC News



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Reports: US Has Drone Base in Saudi…
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The CIA used a secret drone base in Saudi Arabia to launch the September 2011 strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a high-profile American member of al Qaeda, according to reports. The purported existence of the drone base in the Middle Eastern nation was
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Russia Sees Syrian Conflict Continuing as Evacuations Begin – Bloomberg



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Russia Sees Syrian Conflict Continuing as Evacuations Begin
Bloomberg
Russia sees the 22-month civil war in Syria turning into a “prolonged” conflict as it started evacuating its citizens from the Middle Eastern country, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. “At the start there were forecasts that it would last for two or three
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