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A Rotterdam court sentenced three men in their absence to up to seven years in jail for joining a "terrorist" organisation in Iraq and Syria.

Yemen's rebel leader said is he willing to give UN control of the key Hodeida port, in an interview with French media.

Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

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Russian airstrike kills Syrians marching in Golan Heights protest

Syrians displaced from the Assad regime's brutal assault on Daraa were killed during a Russian airstrike as they marched towards the Golan Heights.

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Sam Hamad

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

Saudi Arabia executes seven people in one day

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Saudi Arabia executes seven people in one day

Saudi Arabia had the third highest execution rate in the world in 2017, after China and Iran, according to Amnesty International.

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'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

Ali Adam

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

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Israel threatens Syrian refugees approaching Golan frontier zone

Israeli troops warned Syrian refugees approaching the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to keep away from the wire, as the Assad ...

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Syrian Kurdish-Arab council readies for talks with Assad regime

The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) is linked to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a US-backed militia that holds much of the country's north ...

Israel passes law banning left-wing groups from schools

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Israel passes law banning left-wing groups from schools

The Israeli parliament on Tuesday passed a law banning groups that are critical of the occupation of Palestinian land from entering Israeli ...

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Saudi Arabia bans 47 video games after child deaths

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have banned a number of popular video games following the deaths of two children linked to a social media suicide ...

Trump and Putin agree to secure Israel's Syria 'border'

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Trump and Putin agree to secure Israel's Syria 'border'

Russia and the US appear to have agreed a deal to secure the Golan border, illegally occupied by Israel, during a meeting between Putin and ...

Palestinian dies after being shot by Israel in Gaza

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Palestinian dies after being shot by Israel in Gaza

At least 144 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests began along the Gaza border on 30 March.

Israel halts Gaza fuel, gas transfers to punish Hamas

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Israel halts Gaza fuel, gas transfers to punish Hamas

Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel through the Kerem Shalom crossing until next Sunday following clashes with Hamas.

Scores of Taliban captives released in Afghan commando raid

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Scores of Taliban captives released in Afghan commando raid

Fifty-four Taliban prisoners have been released from captivity in Afghanistan, following a raid by commandos on Tuesday.

Malia Bouattia

Saudi reforms meaningless as long as male guardianship persists

Comment: The locking up of activists serves as a reminder that the Kingdom is neither interested in women's rights, nor in greater democratisation, writes Malia Bouattia.

James J. Zogby

Thank you, Ireland

Comment: The Irish senate's bill to bar Israeli goods produced in the occupied Palestinian territories sets an example to the rest of Europe, ...

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Syrian regime, rebel forces clash close to Israeli-occupied Golan

Battles in an area close to Israeli occupied Golan Heights raged on Monday, as rebels and regime forces fight for a key observation post.

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Israel strikes Hamas sites days after Gaza ceasefire brokered

The strikes came after the heaviest exchange of fire between Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza since a 2014 war.

Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

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Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

Niraz Saied, who hailed from the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, was arrested by Bashar al-Assad's security forces in October 2015.

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Three injured in Saudi Arabia following 'Yemen projectile attack'

A projectile fired from Yemen has injured three people, including a child, when it hit the southern Saudi region of Jizan.

Turkey stops registering newly-arrived Syrian refugees

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Turkey stops registering newly-arrived Syrian refugees

HRW said that the suspension of registration for refugees is leading to unlawful deportations, coerced returns to Syria, and the denial of ...

Exonerated Lebanese actor reveals torture details

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Exonerated Lebanese actor reveals torture details

Ziad Itani, a Lebanese actor exonerated over charges of collaborating with Israel, has detailed the torture he faced while in detention.

Controversial UK arms fair kicks-off, despite human rights outcry

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Controversial UK arms fair kicks-off, despite human rights outcry

BAE Systems, MBDA, and Raytheon, which make combat aircraft and bombs used by Saudi forces in Yemen, will attend an international arms fair in ...

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