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Firefighters extinguish blaze at Dubai skyscraper

Residential tower has been evacuated after a second blaze at the Torch tower since 2015.

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Netanyahu suspected of bribery and fraud by police

Israeli prime minister facing ongoing corruption investigation regarding a number of bribery cases.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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Syrian fighters, refugees arrive in rebel-held Idlib

Buses carrying fighters and refugees arrive in Idlib and Hama provinces from Lebanese border town of Arsal.

Buses arrived in Idlib

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UN: Yazidi genocide in Iraq still ongoing, unaddressed

Three years after ISIL's attack on Iraq's Yazidis, UN says world powers have not done enough to address the genocide.

Yazidi genocide

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Rouhani vows to end isolation amid fresh US sanctions

President says nuclear deal is a sign of Tehran's goodwill as he is sworn in a day after US imposed fresh sanctions.

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ECHR rejects bid to release Turkey's Ozakca and Gulmen

European Court of Human Rights says health condition of two educators sacked in post-coup purge is not life-threatening.

Gulmen, left, and Ozakca

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Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

The draft law will allow residence to the children of Qatari women married to non-Qataris, and to some expatriates.

expatriates

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Qatar to buy seven navy vessels from Italy for €5bn

Italy's foreign minister hails 'excellent' ties with Qatar and voices support for its plans in the international arena.

Qatar

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Saudi coalition blocks fuel for UN aid planes to Yemen

Top UNDP officer says situation 'bleak' in Yemen as coalition blocking fuel for UN planes engaged in humanitarian work.

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Bassel Khartabil: Missing Syrian-Palestinian 'executed'

Widow says Bassel Khartabil, missing Creative Commons web developer, was killed by the Syrian government in 2015.

Bassel Khartabil

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