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An Egyptian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 20 people convicted of killing 13 policemen during violent unrest after the military overthrow of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

The UN released a 444-page report last week that said the military's persecution of the stateless Rohingya Muslims warranted the charges of "genocide".

The White Helmets brace for Syria regime's Idlib offensive

Nino Orto

The White Helmets brace for Syria regime's Idlib offensive

Nino Orto speaks to a White Helmets' volunteer in Idlib who warns that there is little room to organise an evacuation if an attack by Syria's brutal regime occurs.

Israeli forces shoot dead Gaza protester: ministry

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Israeli forces shoot dead Gaza protester: ministry

More than 180 unarmed protesters have been killed by Israeli forces since the Great March of Return protests began.

Flash floods hit Tunisia, leaving at least 4 dead

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Flash floods hit Tunisia, leaving at least 4 dead

The flooding was caused by heavy rainfall that caused water levels to rise by as much as 1.7 metres in some areas.

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Israel gives occupied West Bank villagers 'one-week demolition ultimatum'

The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern, with European countries calling on Israel not to move ahead with plans to demolish it.

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Syrian child drowns on Lebanon coast after boat capsizes

A child has drowned after a boat carrying 39 migrants heading for Europe capsized off the northern Lebanese coast.

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in new Gaza clashes

Karim Mohammed Kallab, 25, died after being shot in the stomach during protests east of Gaza City, the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled ...

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Gunmen open fire on Iran army parade, killing several

Two gunmen opened fire at a military parade in Khuzestan on the anniversary of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, killing at least eight Revolutionary ...

2 pilots killed in Sudan military jet crash: <em>army</em>

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2 pilots killed in Sudan military jet crash: army

A Sudanese military jet has crashed near the city of Omdurman, killing the two pilots on board, the army said on Friday.

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Russian jet downing 'won't stop' Israel's Syria bombing runs

An Israeli official said Israeli-Russian coordination in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane.

Netanyahu threatens Hizballah after missile claim

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Netanyahu threatens Hizballah after missile claim

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took shot at Hizballah on Thursday amid delicate diplomatic dealings with Russia.

Israel to present Moscow with findings on plane downing

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Israel to present Moscow with findings on plane downing

The leader of the Israeli air force will travel to Moscow on Thursday to hand over the findings on the Russian plane downed by Syria on Tuesday.

Algeria sacks ground forces chief in <em>army</em> overhaul

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Algeria sacks ground forces chief in army overhaul

Algeria's commander of ground forces has been retired, a day after confirmation of the air force chief's ouster as part of a sweeping overhaul ...

Hizballah to stay in Syria 'until further notice'

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Hizballah to stay in Syria 'until further notice'

Hizballah officially entered the Syrian war in 2013 on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, who is also backed by Iran and Russia.

Alain Gresh

Barack Obama, 'lackey' of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood

Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

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Myanmar journalist jailed for 'abusive' Suu Kyi posts

Ngar Min Swe was sentenced for sedition on Tuesday, Yangon's Western District Court spokesman Htay Aung confirmed.

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Algeria's air force chief sacked amid sweeping military shake-up

The recent spate of sackings comes just eight months ahead of the North African country's presidential election.

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Israeli forces shoot dead two Gazans on border

Israeli security forces shot dead two Palestinians along the Gaza border on Tuesday evening, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said ...

America must end its weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Imad K. Harb

America must end its weapons deliveries to Saudi Arabia

Comment: The Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen has only brought death and calamity, writes Imad K. Harb.

CJ Werleman

Slovakia's deplorable move to criminalise Islam

Comment: Slovak politicians have publicly stated the bill is intended to outlaw all aspects of Muslim life in the country, forever, writes CJ ...

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Imogen Lambert

Could the Russia-Turkey deal avert disaster in Idlib?

Analysis: The deal has bought more time for international diplomacy, but Syrians remain wary - and who could blame them?

Israel holds Assad 'fully responsible' for downing Russian plane

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Israel holds Assad 'fully responsible' for downing Russian plane

Israel's military expressed 'sorrow' for the deaths of the Russian crew members of a downed plane, but blamed the Syrian regime for the incident.

Palestinian dies during West Bank arrest by Israeli <em>army</em>

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Palestinian dies during West Bank arrest by Israeli army

Israeli forces routinely enter the occupied West Bank to detain Palestinians, normally under the pretext of 'security'.

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