RAMALLAH/GAZA — Three Palestinians were killed and more than 75 others wounded in a day of flaring tensions and violent confrontations with Israeli security forces in the Palestinian territories, health ministry officials said Friday. (Palestinian-Israel-Violence)
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BAGHDAD — A rocket barrage which targeted an exile Iranian opposition group in a base near Baghdad airport on Thursday evening killed at least 23, according to the group on Friday, while an Iranian-backed radical Shiite militia claimed responsibility for the attack.
A statement issued by the opposition group said that at 7:40 p.m. (1640 GMT) over 80 rockets from different kinds struck Camp Hurriya (or Liberty), which is a former U.S. military base, located near the Baghdad airport in the southwest of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. (Iraq-Iran-Rocket)
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DAMASCUS — At least 30 people were killed and many more wounded in military shelling on a rebel-held area east of the capital Damascus on Friday, a monitor group reported.
The shelling targeted the rebel-held town of Douma, one of the key bastions of the militant groups near Damascus, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (Syria-Shelling)
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CAIRO — Final turnout of the first round of Egypt’s parliamentary elections stands at 21.71 percent, the Supreme Elections Commission (SEC) said Friday.
The voting results on Oct. 27-28 was even lower than the 26.6 percent for the first phase ballot held on Oct. 18-19 in the country’s 14 provinces. (Egypt-Runoff-Turnout) Enditem