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Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

JERUSALEM Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said.

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Syrian army declares cessation of hostilities east of capital: state TV

BEIRUT The Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities on Saturday in the rebel-controlled Eastern Ghouta region near the capital, state television reported.

Syria 9:12am EDT

Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement's main spokesmen said.

Afghanistan 4:03am EDT

Egypt court sentences 28 to death over 2015 prosecutor killing

CAIRO A Cairo criminal court on Saturday sentenced to death 28 people over the 2015 killing of Egypt's top prosecutor after the death penalty was approved by the country's top religious authority, and it also jailed 15 others for 25 years each.

Egypt 8:23am EDT

Polish court overhaul meets growing wave of criticism, protests

WARSAW Poland's ruling party on Saturday dismissed a growing wave of criticism from abroad and worries at home that an overhaul of the Supreme Court would undermine judicial independence.

8:27am EDT

Gendarmes in Ivory Coast repel raid as international event opens

ABIDJAN Gendarmes in Ivory Coast fought off an overnight attack on their base north of the main city of Abidjan, a security spokesman said on Saturday as thousands of people arrived in the country for an international sports and cultural event.

Ivory Coast, Africa 10:07am EDT

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