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

Israeli forces have started to level land in the Palestinian village of Einabous, south of Nablus, to expand settlements considered illegal under international law.

Iraqi nationalist cleric Sadr wins election recount

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Iraqi nationalist cleric Sadr wins election recount

Iraq's electoral said cleric Moqtada Sadr's joint list with communists won Iraq's legislative election in May according to a manual recount.

UN hails 'credible' Iraq vote recount

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UN hails 'credible' Iraq vote recount

The UN hailed a "transparent" vote recount following allegations of fraud in recent parliamentary elections.

Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli drone strike on Gaza

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Two Palestinians wounded in Israeli drone strike on Gaza

Israel's military said the strikes which targeted a militant base were in response to 'arson balloons' launched from Gaza.

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House arrest confirmed for Israeli over Palestinian deaths

An Israeli suspect in a 2015 firebombing that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents has been rejected an appeal against house arrest, his lawyers said.

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Violence flares as Israel strikes besieged Gaza Strip

Israel's military says it struck two Hamas tunnels during overnight raids on the besieged Gazan enclave.

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Palestinian toddler murder suspect released to house arrest

The July 2015 arson attack, allegedly by Jewish settlers, killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, drawing international ...

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Blast near ballot warehouse in Iraq’s Kirkuk kills two

A suicide bombing targeting a ballot warehouse in Iraq's Kirkuk killed at least two and wounded 21 others just days before a manual recount of ...

Hamas fires projectiles after Israel strikes Gaza refugee camp

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Hamas fires projectiles after Israel strikes Gaza refugee camp

Hamas fired a dozen projectiles overnight after Israeli strikes targeted a car belonging to a Hamas operative in Gaza.

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Court strikes down confessions of Palestinian toddler murder suspects

Jewish extremists are accused of an arson attack which killed an 18-month-old Palestinian baby and his parents in July 2015.

Israel bombards Gaza over fire kites, Hamas fires back

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Israel bombards Gaza over fire kites, Hamas fires back

The Israeli military has said its warplanes struck nine Hamas targets in the besieged Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites attacks.

The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

Police among four arrested after Iraq ballot fire

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Police among four arrested after Iraq ballot fire

Iraqi policemen were arrested following a fire at a warehouse holding ballot boxes.

Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse '<em>arson</em>'

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Top Iran general in Baghdad after ballot warehouse 'arson'

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has reportedly arrived in the Iraqi capital after a "deliberate" fire ravaged a warehouse storing ...

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Fire engulfs Baghdad ballot storage ahead of vote re-count

A fire has ripped through a Baghdad warehouse containing over 3 million ballot papers as Iraq prepares for a manual recount of its general election vote.

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Israel to cut Palestinian funds for 'arson damages'

Israel is planning to deduct from tax funds it collects for Palestinians to punish them for protesting the deadly siege and asserting their ...

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Imam killed in South Africa mosque attack

Attackers armed with guns and knives struck a mosque outside the South African city of Durban on Thursday and stabbed and imam to death.

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Rohingya refugees in Kashmir face hate campaign

In-depth: After fleeing their homes in Myanmar, Rohingya refugees in Jammu have yet to find security, reports Aamir Ali Bhat.

Spring brings deadly violence to Indian-administered Kashmir

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Spring brings deadly violence to Indian-administered Kashmir

The latest erupted at the start of April, when Indian troops gunned down 13 armed fighters, as calls for ending Indian rule in occupied Kashmir ...

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Kashmir: The democracy that never was

Comment: Indian violence in Kashmir is not only authorised, but also incentivised by the state, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

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Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

Comment: Religious leaders in Canada are right to speak out against hate crimes at home, but their double standards when it comes to ...

Turkish newspaper portrays Merkel as Hitler

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Turkish newspaper portrays Merkel as Hitler

A newspaper aligned to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of having a ...

<em>Arson</em> attacks hit Turkish community sites in Germany

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Arson attacks hit Turkish community sites in Germany

Turkish mosques and community centres continue to be targeted in Germany, with pro-Kurdish sites claiming the attacks were carried out by ...

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