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Jordan changes constitution to give King more power

King Abdullah granted power to make key appointments in move opponents say will give those in the jobs impunity.

King Abdullah II

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Russia asks UN to blacklist Syria rebel groups

Negotiator for the Syrian opposition Mohammed Alloush rejects Russian move against Jaish al-Islam and Ahrar al-Sham.

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UN rejects Israel's claim over Syria's Golan Heights

Security Council says status of the Golan will not change after Netanyahu vows it will remain part of Israeli territory.

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Iraq's parliament approves partial cabinet reshuffle

Embattled country has six new ministers following mass protests calling for political reform and end to corruption.

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Amnesty decries Egypt's detention of 300 people

Rights group slams authorities for crackdown after police arrest hundreds of protesters and journalists.

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Syria peace talks: Opposition renews boycott threat

Conflicting reports emerge about next round of talks as opposition links participation to improvement on the ground.

UN Special Envoy, Staffan de Mistura

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Israel army kills Palestinian siblings in 'attack'

More than six months of violence leaves at least 209 Palestinians and 29 Israelis dead.

Qalandia checkpoint

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Female suicide bomber hits Turkey's Bursa

Several people were injured at the explosion in northwestern Turkish city, government officials said.

Bursa

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Qatari bank investigates reports of massive data leak

QNB Group says social media reports of a huge release of customers' personal records are only "speculation".

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Waiting for 3G: Palestinians call for connections

Mobile phone users around the world take 3G services for granted, but Palestinians remain in the internet dark ages.

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