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Four Palestinians wounded in Israel air attacks on Gaza

Israel says attacks carried out after rockets were fired out of Gaza, a claim that Hamas denies.

Gaza

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Turkey and Qatar carry out joint military exercises

Ankara official says Turkish presence in Qatar creates 'a balance in the region' as two armies carry out drills.

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Amnesty: Israel's ban on Al Jazeera a 'brazen attack'

Rights group says move to shut network's Jerusalem operation demonstrates Israel's intolerance over criticism.

 Al Jazeera

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Iran arrests dozens of 'ISIL suspects plotting attacks'

Tehran says 27 suspects tried to smuggle weapons and ammunition hidden inside home appliances for planned attacks.

Security forces

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What steps does Israel have to take to ban Al Jazeera?

The process to shut down Al Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem is likely to be lengthy, lawyers say.

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Rights groups, reporters decry Israel ban on Al Jazeera

Rights groups, journalists and observers criticise Israel's decision to shut down Al Jazeera's operation in Jerusalem.

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Veteran prosecutor to quit UN Syria human rights probe

Carla del Ponte said a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible.

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Israel moves to strip Alaa Zayoud of citizenship

Israel takes unprecedented step of revoking Israeli citizenship from 22-year-old Palestinian, Alaa Zayoud.

The Haifa distric

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Jordan's King Abdullah in rare visit to Palestine

Visit comes two weeks since a surge in violence in Jerusalem after Israel installed metal detectors at al-Aqsa Mosque.

King Abdullah II

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Syrian army takes ISIL-held town of al-Sukhna in Homs

Monitor says government troops have taken last ISIL-held town in Homs as army advances towards ISIL strongholds in east.

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