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Egypt's top court has rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his sons to overturn a conviction on corruption charges

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

Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

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Syria's Assad blames Israel over downing of Russian plane

President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday blamed Israel for the downing of a Russian plane, which was accidentally hit by Syrian anti-aircraft fire during an Israeli missile strike.

Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

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Gaza protests escalate after deal to ease blockade fails

An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire was reached in August after one of the biggest flare-ups in violence between Israel and Hamas since the 2014 war.

Trump: Syria downing Russian jet 'very sad thing'

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Trump: Syria downing Russian jet 'very sad thing'

Syrian regime defence systems accidentally shot down a Russian plane late on Monday, killing all 15 on board.

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.

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Putin softens tone on Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that "tragic accidental circumstances" led to the downing of a Russian warplane by the Assad ...

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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.

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Russia threatens retaliation against Israel over downed Syria plane

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke to Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, telling him Moscow holds Israel responsible for the ...

'Suicide attempts' on Greek migrant island as arrivals spike

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'Suicide attempts' on Greek migrant island as arrivals spike

Suicide attempts have become common in overcrowded refugee camps in Lesbos.

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Two Palestinians killed in Israel strike on Gaza border

Two Palestinians were killed on the Gaza border with Israel, after at least 26 Palestinians were shot during renewed protests.

HSBC 'making a killing' from Israeli military

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HSBC 'making a killing' from Israeli military

HSBC has been targeted by activists in the UK over its links to weapon makers arming Israel.

Saudi coalition air <em>strike</em> kills civilians in central Yemen

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Saudi coalition air strike kills civilians in central Yemen

The UN has described the situation in Yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Idlib civilians head underground in fear of air attacks

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Idlib civilians head underground in fear of air attacks

Some three million people live in the area and the United Nations has warned that a full-scale regime assault could spark the century's worst ...

Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

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Doctors and nurses rally against Syria regime Idlib offensive

Medical workers in Idlib demonstrated against the targeting of hospitals by regime forces.

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Israel's Netanyahu says 'enforcing red lines' after Syria strike

Israel has not officially confirmed or denied a report by Syrian state news agency SANA of an attack late Saturday on Damascus international airport.

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Israel detains American professor protesting West Bank village demolition

Frank Romano, 66, was detained by Israeli forces with two other Palestinian activists for standing in front of heavy equipment to block the ...

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Yemen's Houthis launch cross-border missile at Jizan: rebel media

Houthi rebels in Yemen said they launched a cross-border missile targeting Saudi Arabia's Jizan province.

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Hundreds of protesting workers at new Istanbul airport detained

About 500 workers at Istanbul's third airport were arrested for protesting poor labour conditions, including the deaths of workers.

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

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Turkey fires tear gas at Istanbul airport workers: report

Workers at the site of Istanbul's new airport, who were protesting working conditions at the site, were dispersed by government security forces ...

Attack on Kurds a 'warning' to foreign powers: Iran

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Attack on Kurds a 'warning' to foreign powers: Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that a missile attack on Iranian Kurds in Iraq should serve as a warning for 'arrogant foreign powers'.

Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at protest return

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Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at protest return

Tehran's old marketplace is seen as the bellweather for popular unrest, and as sanctions start to hit, resentment is brewing.

Assad 'has been warned' over chemical weapons use: Mattis

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Assad 'has been warned' over chemical weapons use: Mattis

"He's been warned, and so we'll see if he's wised up," the US defence secretary told Pentagon reporters.

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