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HRW seeks information on Saudi Arabia's Nayef

In letter to government, rights group seeks clarification on reports of restrictions on movements of Mohammad bin Nayef.

Mohammad bin Nayef

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Islamic Waqf gives go ahead for prayers at al-Aqsa

Israel removes barricades and surveillance equipment around holy site after two weeks of protests by Palestinians.

al-Aqsa Mosque compound

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Israelis fire tear gas at Palestinians in al-Aqsa

Worshippers make their way to holy site after two weeks of protesting against Israeli-imposed obstacles to free entry.

Palestinians had gathered at al-Aqsa

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Israel removes more al-Aqsa security installations

Palestinians rejoice as new restrictions at entrance of holy site, including metal railings, are removed after protests.

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US-trained Iraqi army unit 'linked to Mosul war crimes'

Human Rights Watch urges US to suspend all support for Iraqi army division pending probe into alleged executions.

Mosul war

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Al Jazeera slams Netanyahu bid to shut Jerusalem office

Doha-based outlet says Israel leader's defamatory claims are latest episode of 'ongoing viscous attack' against network.

Al Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem

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Dubai bans Arabian Business for one month over report

Arabian Business report on liquidation of dozens of failed real-estate projects deleted from website and apology posted.

Arabian Business

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Families in Sanaa demand release of 'prisoners of war'

Protesters call for ICRC intervention in securing freedom for those held in UAE-run prison network and Houthi-run jails.

Yemen conflict

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Saudi-led coalition blamed for deaths off Yemen coast

UN investigators point finger at coalition helicopters for attack on Somali refugee boat in March that killed 42 people.

Hodeidah port

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ECJ rules Hamas to remain on 'terror' list

Ruling comes after lower court said in 2014 that Palestinian group should be removed over lack of legal arguments.

Hamas senior leader Ismail Haniya

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