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Israeli police again question PM on corruption allegations

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Israeli police again question PM on corruption allegations

Investigators arrived at the Israeli leader's Jerusalem residence in the morning to interview him over allegations of corruption

Date of publication: 17 August, 2018

Hundreds of Egyptian Hajj pilgrims ‘poisoned’ in Saudi Arabia

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Hundreds of Egyptian Hajj pilgrims ‘poisoned’ in Saudi Arabia

118 pilgrims from Egypt had been struck by an unknown poisoning epidemic in their hotel in Saudi Arabia.

US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

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US threatens more Turkey sanctions if pastor not freed

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin warned the United States would levy more sanctions on the troubled Turkish economy if Ankara does not soon ...

US creates 'Iran Action Group' to pressure Tehran

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US creates 'Iran Action Group' to pressure Tehran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new high-level team to focus US ...

IS attack on Syrian regime airbase kills 7 soldiers

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IS attack on Syrian regime airbase kills 7 soldiers

At least seven soldiers were killed when the Islamic State group attacked an army position near the eastern city of Deir az-Zour, as the group's guerrilla attacks persist.

Postal chaos as Israel releases eight years of mail

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Postal chaos as Israel releases eight years of mail

Israel releases a backlog of 10.5 tonnes of blocked mail to Palestinians from as far back as 2010, noting it is a one-time 'gesture'.

Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village near Hebron

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Roman-era tombs discovered in Palestinian village near Hebron

A Roman cemetery dating to the first century AD, was found in the village of Idna in the southern West Bank during road works.

Iraq executes six for 'shedding Iraqi blood'

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Iraq executes six for 'shedding Iraqi blood'

Iraq's justice ministry on Thursday said six criminals were hanged for shedding the blood of Iraqi citizens.

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

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Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Leading rights group called on world powers to stop returning refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, where violence has spiked in the past week.

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Erdogan, Macron to foster trade ties amid US dispute

The two countries' finance ministers will meet "as soon as possible" to discuss economic and trade relations, as Turkey seeks to strengthen its European ties amid ongoing US spat.

Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

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Turkey's Erdogan thanks Qatar emir for $15bn investment pledge

Turkey's president has thanked the Qatari Emir after he pledged $15 billion in investments to invigorate Ankara's economy, prompting a rebound in the battered Turkish lira.

Egypt spy chief 'visits Israel for Hamas truce talks'

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Egypt spy chief 'visits Israel for Hamas truce talks'

Egypt's intelligence chief has visited Tel Aviv to discuss the details of negotiations to reach a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat reported.

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UN calls for release of jailed Bahraini activist

Nabeel Rajab has faced years of imprisonment and a government campaign coordinated against him for backing the island's 2011 Arab Spring protests.

UNRWA schools to open on time despite US freeze

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UNRWA schools to open on time despite US freeze

UNRWA was set up after the 1948 war that accompanied the creation of Israel, ...

After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

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After IS, Mosul vows to restore its great monuments

Marta Bellingreri visits Mosul, tracing the history of its once grand monuments that celebrated its vibrant multi-cultural history, which locals vow to restore after they were torn apart by IS.

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 years ago.

Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

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Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out 'hope'

Doctors in Aleppo continue to treat children in need, after a global crowdfunding campaign gathered enough donations to rehabilitate and run a new hospital for a whole year.

Imprisoned Saudi cleric faces 'secret trial' without legal representation

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Imprisoned Saudi cleric faces 'secret trial' without legal representation

Saudi authorities are prosecuting a prominent detained cleric in a secret trial without legal representation, the cleric's son has said.

Israel clears soldiers in 2014 'Black Friday' Gaza assault

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Israel clears soldiers in 2014 'Black Friday' Gaza assault

In 2015, Amnesty International said there had been "strong evidence" of war crimes by Israeli forces as it published a detailed analysis of the ...

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UAE 'paid Yemen tribes' to push al-Qaeda out

A US official said that the UAE has paid militants to get them to abandon Yemeni territory.

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 international tournament in the latest act of boycott against Israeli athletes.

Palestine condemns new Israeli settlement plan in occupied Jerusalem

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Palestine condemns new Israeli settlement plan in occupied Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority has condemned a plan to build 20,000 illegal settlement units in the occupied city of Jerusalem as a "declaration of war".

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Saudi forces arrest armed 'extremist' after gunfight

The incident comes as the kingdom prepares to host the annual hajj pilgrimage from 19-24 August.

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