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#Egypt announces elections for October and November

Two-stage voting process to be held to elect parliament, which the country has operated without since June, 2012.

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Saudi women candidates register for historic elections

Women begin registering for the first time as candidates for the country's municipal elections to be held in December.

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#ISIL 'executed dozens of fighters trying to flee'

At least 91 people killed by ISIL across Syria within one month, including 39 of its own fighters, rights body says.

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Palestinians build case against #Israel at ICC

A decision to challenge Israel on alleged war crimes at the ICC could put immense pressure on the Palestinian Authority.

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Riot police break up #Beirut anti-government protest

Night of mostly peaceful protests in Lebanese capital ends in violence and arrests.

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Campaign raises $130,000 for #Syria refugee family

Picture of desperate man selling pens in Lebanon's streets with daughter inspired online fundraiser that has gone viral.

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Thousands stranded in Iraq's front-line town

More than a month after launch of military offensive in Anbar, ISIL continues to control much of the western province.

Iraq's front-line

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#Egypt summons UK envoy over Al Jazeera verdict remarks

John Casson's criticism called "unacceptable" a day after Al Jazeera journalists jailed for three years.

John Casson

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Mass rally in #Beirut calls for government's downfall

Thousands gather in Lebanon's capital for anti-government protests initially triggered by garbage crisis.

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Fighting resumes in #Syria towns covered by truce

Clashes and shelling resume in Zabadani and two largely Shia villages besieged by rebels in Idlib province.

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