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In February, the Jerusalem municipality began enforcing tax collection on church property, while lawmakers in the parliament worked on advancing a law that would allow expropriation of church property.

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern Syria.

Fuel hike rage prompts taxi driver murder in Egypt

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Fuel hike rage prompts taxi driver murder in Egypt

A quarrel over a taxi fare turned deadly on Sunday after fuel price hikes sparked uncertainty and unleashed fury in austerity-stricken Egypt

Egypt police ramp up security after new austerity measures

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Egypt police ramp up security after new austerity measures

Egyptian police have ramped up security at petrol stations after authorities announced new hikes on fuel prices as part of austerity measures.

Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

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Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

The first boat of the Aquarius convoy with 630 migrants on board was warmly welcomed in Spain on Sunday after a week-long immigration row which ...

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Israel bombs Gaza target for flying 'burning protest kites'

The drone strike is the latest Israeli 'deterrent' against further incendiary kite and balloon protests, as Israel warns more protesters could be shot dead at the border.

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Danish court orders government to pay Iraq torture victims

A Danish court has found that while the soldiers were not guilty of violence against Iraqis, they were aware of the 'real risk' posed by Iraq's ...

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Libya oil chief calls for militias to withdraw

The head of Libya's state oil company on Saturday called on militias who have launched an offensive in the country's 'oil crescent' region to ...

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Italy new anti-immigration minister bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its ...

Denmark ordered to compensate Iraqi civilians over torture

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Denmark ordered to compensate Iraqi civilians over torture

A Copenhagen court found although Danish soldiers did not join in the torture against 18 Iraqis, they failed to prevent the abuse.

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Prevent is the virus, not the vaccine

Comment: The doctor-patient relationship should be one of trust, not an opportunity for the government to monitor political beliefs, writes ...

Gaza marks Eid al-Fitr at border as protests continue

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Gaza marks Eid al-Fitr at border as protests continue

Palestinians gathered near the Gaza border to perform their morning Eid al-Fitr prayer marking 11 weeks of protest

Sweden calls on UN to demand Hodeida offensive freeze

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Sweden calls on UN to demand Hodeida offensive freeze

The UN should call for an end to the UAE and Saudi-led offensive on the port of Hodeida, Sweden has said, which aid agencies fear could plunge ...

Lebanon urged to unblock permits for Syria refugee staff

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Lebanon urged to unblock permits for Syria refugee staff

Beirut blocked residency permits for UN refugee agency staff after a spat over Syrians returning home.

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

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Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still ...

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Iran slams Israel after offer to solve water crisis

Iran has responded to an offer from Israel's prime minister to help alleviate a water crisis facing Tehran, calling the leader a "deceitful showman".

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Israeli plane fires warning shots into Gaza

Israeli army have fired warning shots into Gaza as protesters seek alternate - and safer ways - to demonstrate.

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Three bombs rock Iraqi city of Kirkuk

An Iraqi security official says three bombs have exploded in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing a woman and wounding 18 others.

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Lebanon freezes permits for UN Syria refugee staff

Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil has frozen residency permits for UN staff working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon

UN urges 'unhindered access' for aid to Somalia

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UN urges 'unhindered access' for aid to Somalia

Threats posed by the al-Shabab extremist group and the country's worsening humanitarian situation could undermine its political unity, the UN ...

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Hodeida attack 'puts 170,000 children in line of fire'

Any attack on Yemen's densely-populated Red Sea port will almost certainly result in a huge loss of civilian life, Save the Children said.

Lebanon FM threatens measures against UN over Syrian refugees

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Lebanon FM threatens measures against UN over Syrian refugees

Gebran Bassil has accused the UN's refugee agency of "intimidating" Syrian refugees by preventing them from returning home.

Saudi Arabia and UAE move closer with joint strategy

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Saudi Arabia and UAE move closer with joint strategy

The UAE-Saudi Coordination Council is expected to eclipse the pan-Gulf GCC alliance.

Security officer stabbed as Jordan protests turn violent

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Security officer stabbed as Jordan protests turn violent

A security guard was stabbed during protests in the Jordanian capital as anger over economic woes continue to boil in the kingdom.

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