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A Tunisian religious official has called on the country's grand imam to issue an edict to discourage people from performing the Hajj pilgrimage over Saudi Arabia's regional wars.

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday but the jubilation is dented by the jailing of female activists who long opposed the driving ban

Palestinians protest in Ramallah over Gaza sanctions

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Palestinians protest in Ramallah over Gaza sanctions

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrated Saturday in the occupied West Bank to demand the Palestinian Authority lift punitive measures against the Gaza Strip.

Israel greenlights railway link to Saudi Arabia: Israel TV

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Israel greenlights railway link to Saudi Arabia: Israel TV

Israel's prime minister has greenlighted work to begin on planned railroad network that will connect the Jewish state to Saudi Arabia, Israeli ...

US-backed fighters empty Syria's Hasakeh from IS

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US-backed fighters empty Syria's Hasakeh from IS

US-backed fighters have ousted the last Islamic State group extremists from Syria's northeast province of Hasakeh

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France calls for sanctions in Italy spat

French president has said that European countries that refuse entry to migrants should be fined in an ongoing dispute after Italy refused entry to a migrant ship.

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Iraq's PM and populist cleric Sadr form alliance

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and nationalist cleric Moqtada Sadr said they had formed an alliance in a bid to create a new government ...

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Russia bombards south Syria for first time in year

Russian warplanes have bombarded rebel-held areas of in the country's southwest in the first air support by Moscow in a widening regime ...

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Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks began voting on Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with ...

Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

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Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

A Saudi cleric has warned that women must wear modest clothing while driving a day before the kingdom lifts the world's only ban on women ...

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Belgium demolish Tunisia dashing Arab World Cup hopes

With three Arab teams in Russia already eliminated from the 2018 World Cup, the last Arab representative Tunisia tried to save ...

Iraq scraps school exam results after answers leaked online

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Iraq scraps school exam results after answers leaked online

Iraq has cancelled the results of a school exam after answers to questions were leaked online despite authorities shutting down the internet ...

Iraq kills dozens of IS fighters in Syria airstrike

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Iraq kills dozens of IS fighters in Syria airstrike

Iraq said on Saturday it killed 45 fighters from the Islamic State group, including senior members, in an airstrike in eastern Syria.

Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

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Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

The Palestinian president’s spokesman says any US. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail.

Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

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Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving, a milestone for women who have had to rely on drivers, male ...

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France slams Bahrain in rare criticism over human rights

French ambassador to Bahrain Cecile Longe said that Paris was deeply concerned by the "treatment of human rights defenders and political opponents in the country".

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Tunisia football coach responds to Quran reading criticism

The head coach of Tunisia's football team has responded after facing criticism for reading Quranic verses with players before a game at the ...

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Lebanon PM Hariri says close to forming new government

Hariri has met with lawmakers over the make-up of the new coalition, which is expected to include all main parties within Lebanon's sectarian ...

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FIFA fines Egypt for players snubbing Qatar's BeIN

FIFA has fined the Egyptian football team $100 thousand after the squad's players refused to speak to Qatar's beIN sports channel during games ...

Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process with Netanyahu

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Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process with Netanyahu

Trump's controversial December decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ...

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World Cup LIVEBLOG: Tunisia v Belgium [ENDED]

Live blog: With seven defeats for the Arab teams in the World Cup so far, there is pressure on Tunisia to restore 'Arab pride' ...

'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

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'Several killed' in blast at Ethiopian PM's rally

Several people were killed Saturday in a blast at new Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's first rally in the capital attended by tens of ...

Corbyn says Labour government would quickly recognise Palestine

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Corbyn says Labour government would quickly recognise Palestine

Corbyn said on Friday that a government under his leadership would recognise a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political ...

Popular hashtags attack Egypt president’s leadership

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Popular hashtags attack Egypt president’s leadership

Frustration deepened last week after Egypt’s national soccer team, competing in the World Cup for the first time since 1990, failed to advance ...

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