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Heated debate has erupted in Saudi Arabia after a journalist in pro-government newspaper voiced support for silencing mosque loudspeakers, amid accusations he has affronted the Muslim faith.

Comment: Perpetrators of war crimes in Syria must not be given amnesty, writes the UNHRC Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic.

Israel strikes 'historic' gas deal with Egypt

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Israel strikes 'historic' gas deal with Egypt

The Israeli energy group Delek said the value of the contract with Egypt was $15 billion.

UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran arming Houthis

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UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran arming Houthis

The UN security council may be considering a draft resolution that will condemn Tehran for supplying Yemen's Houthi weapons with missiles that ...

Kuwait invites Filipino President Duterte amid workers' abuse row

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Kuwait invites Filipino President Duterte amid workers' abuse row

Kuwait's Deputy FM has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to visit after taking a stand against the way Filipino workers are allegedly ...

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Trump tower sues Saudi prince 'for not paying rent'

Despite Donald Trump's close relations with the Saudi ruling family, his namesake company is seeking millions worth in missed rent payments from a prominent Saudi prince

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Turkey renames US Embassy street to spite Washington

Turkey renames the street the US Embassy in Ankara is located in after Operation Olive Branch.

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Iran to recover war losses 'by exploiting Syria's resources'

Iran will recover the costs of its investments in the Syria war by exploiting the war-torn country's natural resources, Supreme Leader Ayatollah ...

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Internet frenzy as Theresa May dons hijab for #VisitMyMosqueDay

UK Prime Minister Theresa May wore a hijab when visiting a mosque on Visit My Mosque Day, sparking some controversy (and conspiracy theories) on ...

Jordan opens job centre in Syrian refugee camp

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Jordan opens job centre in Syrian refugee camp

Under a 2016 deal with donor countries Jordan promised to provide 200,000 work permits for Syrians over three years.

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Lindsay Lohan boosts 'trend-setting' London Modest Fashion Week

In its second edition, the world's foremost discrete fashion event appeals to new audiences beyond modest clothing customers with a message of ...

Heavy Syria regime bombing kills dozens in Eastern Ghouta

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Heavy Syria regime bombing kills dozens in Eastern Ghouta

Regime troops carried out a relentless five-day bombing campaign earlier this month that killed around 250 civilians in the enclave and wounded ...

Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

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Kuwait grants dozens of activists bail after parliament storming

A judge in Kuwait ordered that politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed on bail.

<em>IS</em> ambushes Iraqi Shia-led force, killing 27 fighters

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IS ambushes Iraqi Shia-led force, killing 27 fighters

Despite dwindling control of former strongholds, IS prove capable of carrying out deadly attacks, targeting Iraq's Shiite militias that ...

Turkey FM, Arab League chief clash over Afrin offensive

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Turkey FM, Arab League chief clash over Afrin offensive

Turkey's top diplomat and the Egyptian head of the Arab League have got into a war or words over a controversial Turkish military operation in ...

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Egypt anxious as Nile-dam talks delayed amid Ethiopia chaos

Talks over a controversial dam on the Nile that has raised Egyptian concern have been stalled amid turmoil in Ethiopia.

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Turkey 'will fight Assad regime' if troops enter Afrin

The official Syrian news agency SANA said regime forces will deploy in Afrin to "bolster" local forces in confronting Turkish "aggression."

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Poland seeks dialogue with Israel amid 'anti-Semitic law' wrangle

Warsaw is seeking to speak to Israel about Poland's new law, which critics say censor a transparent discussion on the Holocaust.

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Zambo Festival: Lebanese mark start of Lent in Tripoli

Lebanese of all sects marked the annual Zambo celebration in Tripoli on Sunday.

Israel forcing Palestinian family to demolish their own shop

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Israel forcing Palestinian family to demolish their own shop

Israel gave the Palestinian family a notice warning them that they must clear out the stock from their own store and get ready to demolish it ...

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Iraq: Western aid worker 'took advantage of vulnerable women'

A Western aid worker took advantage of vulnerable women in Iraq's second city Mosul, Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad reported on Saturday.

Iran locates plane wreckage after mountain blizzard

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Iran locates plane wreckage after mountain blizzard

Iranian rescue teams have found the site of the plane crash after the search was postponed due to adverse weather conditions.

Blast in Syria's Qamishli kills four

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Blast in Syria's Qamishli kills four

At least four were killed in a car bomb in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishil in Syria.

Kurds 'cut deal with Syrian regime to enter Afrin'

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Kurds 'cut deal with Syrian regime to enter Afrin'

Kurdish officials have announced that Syrian regime forces will enter Afrin to help Kurdish militias repel Turkey's ongoing military offensive.

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