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Egypt's president has come under fire for "unfit" remarks he made seemingly towards the Gulf state of Qatar during an inauguration of a military base.

The UN's children's fund has called for the immediate care and protection of traumatised children in war-torn Mosul, many of whom have lost family or been forced to fight.

Israel says al-Aqsa metal detectors to remain in place

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Israel says al-Aqsa metal detectors to remain in place

Israel said that it will not remove metal detectors at the al-Aqsa mosque on Sunday, despite a week of violence sparked by the new security measures at the holy site.

Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

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Libya's rival leaders due in Paris for talks: report

Libya's conflicting political factions are expected to meet for talks in Paris on Tuesday, reports suggest.

Police arrest demonstrators backing Turkey hunger strikers

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Police arrest demonstrators backing Turkey hunger strikers

Turkish police arrested dozens of people demonstrating in support of two hunger strikers in Ankara on Sunday, firing tear gas to break up the ...

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Iran demands US frees Iranian citizens following Trump rebuke

Iran has demanded the US frees Iranian citizens after Trump called on Tehran to free American prisoners, warning the Islamic Republic could face "serious consequences".

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Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation

Iran and Iraq vowed to continue the fight against terror on Sunday, in a new accord aimed at boosting military cooperation between the ...

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'600,000 Yemenis could contract cholera in 2017'

The International Committee of the Red Cross warned around 600,000 people could contract cholera in Yemen this year.

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VIDEO: UAE-backed Yemeni militants 'behead, execute' rebel detainees

Shocking video footage has emerged appearing to show Yemeni militants, bearing the flag of the United Arab Emirates, beheading and ...

Syrian regime warplanes bomb Damascus suburbs despite ceasefire: monitor

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Syrian regime warplanes bomb Damascus suburbs despite ceasefire: monitor

Syrian regime shelling has struck towns in rebel-held Eastern Ghouta, a day after the government announced a ceasefire in the area, the Syrian ...

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Turkey re-arrests human rights activists, blasts German 'interference'

Turkish security forces have re-arrested two activists previously detained but then released in a controversial case which has seen Germany ...

Israel 'playing with fire' over Aqsa restrictions: <em>Arab</em> League

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Israel 'playing with fire' over Aqsa restrictions: Arab League

The Arab League has accused Israel of "crossing a red line" as deadly violence continues in Jerusalem over Israeli restrictions on ...

Israel detains senior Hamas officials in West Bank raids

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Israel detains senior Hamas officials in West Bank raids

Israeli security forces detained 25 members of the Hamas movement during overnight arrest raids in the occupied West Bank on Sunday.

Mideast Quartet 'strongly condemns' Jerusalem violence

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Mideast Quartet 'strongly condemns' Jerusalem violence

The Middle East diplomatic quartet, which includes the United States, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations, expressed concern over ...

UAE rejects dialogue with Qatar 'until it revises policies'

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UAE rejects dialogue with Qatar 'until it revises policies'

A top official in the Arab bloc isolating Qatar has expressed disappointment about a speech made by the Qatari Emir on Friday.

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Israel installs new security cameras at Aqsa entrance

Israel installed new security cameras at the entrance to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday, as officials said they were considering alternatives to metal detectors that sparked deadly clashes.

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Thanks for the blockade, we are stronger: Qatar Petroleum

The president and CEO of the state-run Qatar Petroleum thanked the anti-Doha bloc for the blockade, suggesting it has made the emirate stronger.

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Prolonging Qatar blockade 'not in anyone's interest': Erdogan

Turkey's President Erdogan has said prolonging the isolation of Qatar by four Arab states is "not in anyone's interest" as he embarked ...

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Egypt opens largest military base in Middle East

Egypt has unveiled a huge military base in a ceremony which featured topless soldiers lifting weights and performing press-ups on army trucks.

Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian border

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Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian border

Lebanese mediator Ahmad al-Fliti, who was mediating between the powerful Hizballah group and militants near the border with Syria, was killed on ...

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Israel to demolish family home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Israel vowed to demolish the home of Palestinian Omar Alabed after a raid in the occupied West Bank. It comes amid rising tensions over ...

Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

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Egypt sentences 28 to death over prosecutor killing

A Cairo criminal court has sentenced 28 people to death over the 2015 killing of Egypt's notorious head prosecutor, with the death penalty ...

Iran begins production of homemade anti-aircraft missile

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Iran begins production of homemade anti-aircraft missile

A new Iranian missile that can be used against planes and drones will roll off the production lines, as Tehran unveils a production plant for ...

Trump hints at self-pardon as Russia probe intensifies

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Trump hints at self-pardon as Russia probe intensifies

Donald Trump has said on Twitter that as president he has the power to pardon himself, as a probe into alleged collusion with Russia continues.

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