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Fury as airlines bar passengers from flying to US

Carriers refuse to fly nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries to the US, after Trump's ban comes into effect.

airlines

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UN agency cuts food aid to 1.4 million displaced Iraqis

World Food Programme reduces food rations by 50 percent citing delays in payments from donor states.

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Hassan Rouhani: Now is not the time to build walls

Rouhani's warning follows order by US President Trump banning visas for Iranians and six other Muslim-majority nations.

President Hassan Rouhani

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Geneva talks on Syria postponed, Russia says

Russia announces delay in UN-sponsored Syria talks as it hosts opposition politicians in Moscow.

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Taraneh Alidoosti boycotting Oscars over Trump visa ban

Taraneh Alidoosti will not attend Academy Awards whether or not US President Trump's ban includes cultural events.

Taraneh Alidoosti

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Green light for 153 East Jersualem settler homes

Authorities also plan to provide permits for 11,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem amid surge in settlement action.

Israel's settlement expansion

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Bahrain police raid targets cleric's supporters

One man reportedly shot, while another died after being tortured in an early dawn raid in the village of Diraz.

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UN accused of suppressing Middle East report

The UN denies it suppressed a report critical of the way Middle Eastern governments treat their citizens.

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Kuwait hangs seven, including royal, in mass execution

The prisoners were convicted of various offences, including murder, kidnapping and rape.

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UN condemns huge Israeli settlement plan

UN joins EU in denouncing Israeli move, as Palestinians call on more support against illegal settlement activity.

illegal Israeli settlers

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