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#UNRWA staff in #Gaza protest over 'cuts to services'

Hundreds rally over slashing of services to Palestinians, with severe funding shortage likely to delay schooling.

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UN backs #Syria peace plan amid continued regime attacks

The 15-member UNSC passes statement backing negotiations as Syrian jets renew strikes on Damascus suburb of Douma.

Damascus suburb of Douma

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Rights group condemns both sides fighting in #Yemen

Amnesty International says killings of civilians in Taiz and Aden could amount to war crimes.

Civilians

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#Syria rebels repel ISIL advances along #Turkey border

Fighting has been raging between ISIL and a loose coalition of rebels in villages in the northern Aleppo province.

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Iraqi MPs vote to bring men who failed Mosul to justice

Parliament votes to refer top officials, including ex-PM Nouri al-Maliki, to judiciary over abandoning of Mosul to ISIL.

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#Egypt opens border crossing with #Gaza for four days

Rafah crossing opened to allow Palestinians to travel in both directions for the first time in two months.

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#UAE allocates land for Abu Dhabi's first Hindu temple

Indian Prime Minister Modi lauds decision to provide land for temple during landmark two-day visit to UAE.

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#Egypt adopts controversial anti-terrorism law

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi approves law that shields police and punishes media for spreading "false" reports.

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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli border forces

Israel says incident happened after Palestinian man tried to stab policeman near Nablus, as tensions soar in West Bank.

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Summer heatwave engulfs Middle East

Temperatures have soared past 50C in some countries recently and caused scores of deaths in Egypt.

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