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Saudi Arabia is continuing its crackdown on human rights advocates, weeks before the country ends a ban on women drivers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron will hold direct talks on Iran on Thursday during Macron's two-day visit to Russia's St Petersburg.

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

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Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an explosive new report has revealed.

Iran politician urges building of Sunni mosques in Tehran

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Iran politician urges building of Sunni mosques in Tehran

An Iranian politician has called on authorities to build mosques in the capital for the Shia-majority country's Sunni population.

New US sanctions target Iran's Revolutionary Guard

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New US sanctions target Iran's Revolutionary Guard

The new measures come a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned ...

Palestinians urge snap ICC probe into 'Israeli war crimes'

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Palestinians urge snap ICC probe into 'Israeli war crimes'

The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an 'immediate investigation' into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the Palestinian people.

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Syrian regime soldiers killed in surprise IS assault

At least 26 Syrian regime soldiers were killed in a surprise assault by IS fighters in the country's desert region.

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Manchester remembers 22 May bomb massacre

Manchester is remembering the victims of a bombing at a pop concert last year, which killed 22 people.

Houthi missile hits crowded market in Yemen's Marib

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Houthi missile hits crowded market in Yemen's Marib

A Houthi missile has hit a crowded market in the Yemeni city of Marib left five dead and dozens wounded.

Israel minister threatens Palestinian lawmaker over Gaza solidarity protest

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Israel minister threatens Palestinian lawmaker over Gaza solidarity protest

Israel's defence minister has said a Palestinian lawmaker should be in prison after he tried to visit people injured during protests against ...

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UN chief urges Hizballah to halt Syria military action

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticised Hizballah for operating as the most heavily armed militia and a political party in Lebanon

Dozens injured after Saudi plane crash lands in Jeddah

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Dozens injured after Saudi plane crash lands in Jeddah

A Saudi airliner has crash-landed at the Red Sea city of Jeddah, with dozens injured.

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Failed bomb disposal in Afghanistan shatters bus station

Despite security forces clearing the area around a suspected van, the powerful blast left 16 dead.

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Iran will 'punch Pompeo in the mouth'

Iran has hit back against US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments that the republic will face 'strongest sanctions in history'.

Egypt journalist summoned to court for Al Jazeera phone-call

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Egypt journalist summoned to court for Al Jazeera phone-call

An Egyptian journalist has been summoned to court, accused of spreading 'fake ...

Egypt's army intensifies home demolitions in Sinai campaign

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Egypt's army intensifies home demolitions in Sinai campaign

At least 3,000 homes and commercial properties have been destroyed in the Sinai Peninsula, where Egypt's army is waging a war against militants.

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Haftar militia targeted by suicide bomber in eastern Libya

At least two fighters loyal to former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar have been killed, following a suicide bombing in eastern Libya.

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Israel 'first country' to use US-made F-35 in combat

Israel was the first country outside the United States to acquire the F-35 after receiving the first two planes in December 2016.

Turkey to review trade links with Israel after election

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Turkey to review trade links with Israel after election

Turkey will review its trade links with Israel after June elections in the wake of a spate of massacres of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, ...

Pictures published of 'walking Abbas' to allay health rumours

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Pictures published of 'walking Abbas' to allay health rumours

Pictures and video of 83-year-old Palestinian President Mahmous Abbas walking around the wards and reading a newspaper were published late ...

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Russia downs drone near military base in Syria

Russia's Syria air base in Latakia has come under attack again.

Former Malaysia leader questioned in corruption probe

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Former Malaysia leader questioned in corruption probe

Malaysia's new government has intensified its efforts to investigate the alleged 1MDB corruption scandal with former Prime Minister Najib Razak brought in for questioning.

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Russia World Cup 'tainted by Syrian blood'

The Syrian Network for Human Rights has released a report documenting the most egregious Russian crimes in the Syrian war, ahead of the World Cup hosted by Moscow in June.

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EU commissioner in Iran aiming to preserve trade ties

European leaders are scrambling to preserve their business interests in Iran after US President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear accord.