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UN: Nearly 50,000 stranded at Jordan-Syria border

Groups of mostly women and children stuck in increasingly unsafe area where air attacks were reported in last few days.

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Italy to return envoy to Cairo, ending Regeni standoff

The murder of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni led the Italian government to recall its envoy in April 2016.

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Central Bank: Saudi coalition starving Yemen of cash

Central Bank head says ban on flights bringing in newly printed currency notes from Russia 'strangling the economy'.

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Iran could quit nuclear deal if new sanctions imposed

Iranian leader describes his US counterpart Donald Trump as 'not a good partner' after US imposed new sanctions.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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A step-by-step guide to Hajj

A look at the rituals Muslims perform during the annual pilgrimage.

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Saudi Crown Prince MBS 'wants out' of Yemen war

Leaked emails show Mohammed bin Salman expressing desire to end conflict during talks with former US officials.

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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Egypt extends detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Detention of Al Jazeera journalist renewed for seventh time since he was arrested on December 20.

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Refugees and fighters in Lebanon's Arsal head for Syria

Hezbollah-owned al-Manar reports 300 fighters and 3,000 refugees left for Syria after offensive.

Bus drivers

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Syrian government doubles territory under its control

Russia says Syrian government forces have seized thousands of square kilometres from ISIL in the centre of the country.

Homs province

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Unrest in Saudi Arabia town displaces thousands

Local activists say thousands removed against their will from Awamiya during security operation in mostly Shia town.

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UN: Saudi coalition attacks kill many children in Yemen

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Ibrahim Halawa enters fifth year in Egyptian prison

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Yemen's Houthi rebels arrest activist Hisham al-Omeisy

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Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

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Hamas guard killed in suicide bombing in southern Gaza

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Saudi, Iraqi leaders 'draw closer' after Sadr meeting

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