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Jordan declares border with Syria 'military zone'

Jordanian army says northern and northeastern border with Syria a closed military zone after attack kills six.

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ISIL 'recaptures' areas from Syrian forces in Raqqa

ISIL fighters launch counter-offensive in northern province of Raqqa, retaking large areas they recently lost.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

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Iran warns Bahrain over revoking cleric's citizenship

Top Revolutionary Guard commander says Manama's move against Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim could "set region on fire".

Sheik Isa Qassim

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Turkey arrests three renowned press freedom campaigners

Reporters Without Borders representative among three arrested for spreading "terror propaganda", rights groups say.

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Egypt court 'voids' Red Sea islands' transfer to Saudi

Administrative court cancels plan signed off by President Sisi to cede control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Red Sea islands' transfer

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Jordan soldiers killed in Syria border bomb attack

Six soldiers killed and others wounded after car bomb explodes near Syrian refugee camp of al-Rukban, officials say.

Rukban

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Israel army 'mistakenly' kills Palestinian teen

Soldiers shoot dead 15-year old Palestinian bystander after stone-hurling incident near West Bank village of Beit Sira.

Jerusalem to Tel Aviv

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Turkish riot police break up LGBT rally in Istanbul

Riot police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at "Trans Pride" event held despite ban to kick off annual LGBT week.

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EgyptAir crash: MS804 recorders severely damaged

Memory units that could solve mystery of air crash that killed 66 people will require "lots of time and effort" to fix.

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Bahrain strips Sheikh Isa Qassim of nationality

Sheikh Isa Qassim accused of fomenting "extremist" sectarian atmosphere, a week after suspension of Al-Wefaq group.

Sheikh Isa Qassim

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