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Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

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Qatar emir pledges $15bn to Turkey amid lira crisis

Qatar's emir has pledged to invest $15 billion into the Turkish economy after arriving in Istanbul to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.

Date of publication: 15 August, 2018

Jordan court charges 5 with 'terrorism' after deadly raid

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Jordan court charges 5 with 'terrorism' after deadly raid

Jordan's state security court charged five suspected jihadists with terrorism offences on Wednesday.

Turks attempt to humiliate US with belly-dancing Trump

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Turks attempt to humiliate US with belly-dancing Trump

Following the bitter spat between Turkey and the US which caused the lira to plummet, Erdogan's supporters got creative with their attacks aimed ...

Jordanian judo athlete refuses to fight Israeli competitor

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Jordanian judo athlete refuses to fight Israeli competitor

A Jordanian Judo practitioner has refused to compete against an Israeli at an ...

Somali-American Ilhan Omar wins US primary

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Somali-American Ilhan Omar wins US primary

The American Congress looks set to receive two Muslim women after Somali-American state legislator claimed victory in her primary following Palestinian-American Tlaib's success.

Syria says deal struck with Jordan to return refugees

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Syria says deal struck with Jordan to return refugees

Syrian media have reported that Damascus and Amman have struck a deal to return refugees back home to Syria.

At least 25 killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

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At least 25 killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

Afghan officials said dozens of people were killed when a suicide bomber on foot detonated an explosive device in a minority Shia area of western Kabul on Wednesday.

Radioactive sheep support illegal Israel nuclear test allegations

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Radioactive sheep support illegal Israel nuclear test allegations

Newly published research has added weight to allegations Israel has an illegal nuclear arsenal, and that it conducted a covert nuclear test 39 ...

Egypt arrests brothers of Turkey-based opposition activist

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Egypt arrests brothers of Turkey-based opposition activist

Egyptian authorities have arrested two brothers of a Turkey-based rights activist and charged them with joining an outlawed group and spreading ...

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Trump's pro-Israel "superhawk" security aide to visit Tel Aviv

Washington's National Security Advisor and pro-Israel "superhawk" John Bolton is set to visit Israel for discussions next week, the White House said on Tuesday.

Iran rights advocate spy sentence unlawful: defence team

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Iran rights advocate spy sentence unlawful: defence team

Famed rights lawyer Sotoudeh was arrested in June and told she had already been found guilty "in absentia" on spying charges, a move branded "unlawful" by her defence team.

46 dead after Taliban attacks second Afghan base

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46 dead after Taliban attacks second Afghan base

After a devastating attack on Ghazni last week, the Taliban attacked two checkpoints in Baghlan, northern Afghanistan, killing at least 46 soldiers and police.

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Israel detains Palestinians during ongoing attack on occupied Ramallah

Israel abducted a Palestinian journalist, along with fourteen other Palestinians, during pre-dawn raids on the occupied city of Ramallah.

Greek soldiers return home after months in Turkish prison

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Greek soldiers return home after months in Turkish prison

Two Greek soldiers returned to their families after spending months in a ...

Incarcerated Saudi prisoner 'tortured to death' as crackdown continues

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Incarcerated Saudi prisoner 'tortured to death' as crackdown continues

Saudi activists have reported the death of a detained cleric, claiming he died as a result of torture during his incarceration.

Russia conducting military patrols on Golan Heights frontier

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Russia conducting military patrols on Golan Heights frontier

Russia is further expanding its influence in Syria by helping UN peacekeepers patrol the demilitarised zone between the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

Israel's Netanyahu ally Naftali Bennett criticises Hamas truce

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Israel's Netanyahu ally Naftali Bennett criticises Hamas truce

A key partner in the Israeli leader's coalition said that his party would oppose any agreement put forward for a long term truce with Hamas

American Islam scholar Reza Aslan detained by Israel intelligence

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American Islam scholar Reza Aslan detained by Israel intelligence

American author Reza Aslan said he was detained for hours at the Israel border and separated from his family.

Last-minute Eurovision deal secures Israel as 2019 host

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Last-minute Eurovision deal secures Israel as 2019 host

Israel resolved a funding dispute last minute threatening their ability to host Eurovision 2019, with the broadcaster paying the guarantee hours ...

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Jordanian-American gets death penalty for Houston 'honour killings'

A Jordanian-American man convicted of killing two people was sentenced to death on Tuesday.

Australian politician calls for 'Muslim ban'

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Australian politician calls for 'Muslim ban'

Queensland senator Fraser Anning has called for a final solution to immigration, a term used by the Nazis.

Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

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Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

The Turkish president told supporters they could turn to Samsungs, rather than iPhones, and other goods made by non-US firms.

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Overthrow govt or lose Hajj, Saudi newspaper tells Qataris

A Saudi paper has demanded Qataris make a choice between support for their government or their religious obligations with attending Hajj.

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Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all against Iran is doomed.

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Activists in Tunisia are urging local notaries to act in accordance with the law following reports that Muslim women are still unable to marry their non-Muslim partners.

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