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US envoy David Friedman slammed over Al-Aqsa compound picture

Washington's embassy in Israel said its ambassador David Friedman was not aware of the details of the poster.

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US hits Iran IRGC with sanctions over support of Yemen's Houthis

Iranian army officials accused of providing support to Yemen's Houthis in launching attacks on US-allied Saudi Arabia.

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Palestine joins Chemical Weapons Convention OPCW

Accession of Palestine to OPCW follows decision to join other international bodies, such as Interpol and the ICC.

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Lebanon's new parliament set to hold first session

Nabih Berri, holding the position of assembly speaker since 1992, is widely expected to be reappointed in first session.

Lebanon's new parliament

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Rights groups: Three more activists arrested in Saudi crackdown

The activists, mostly women who advocated for equal rights and driving, were smeared by state-linked media as traitors.

activists

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Egypt army intensifies Sinai home demolitions: HRW

Thousands of residents displaced after at least 3,000 homes, businesses and farms were destroyed, rights group says.

The Egyptian army

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Turkey coup trial: Court sentences 104 army 'plotters' to life

Former military personnel given life sentences for trying to overthrow the constitutional order, state media says.

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Rights groups demand release of Saudi women driving activists

Critics say the arrest of seven women's rights activists shows lack of commitment by authorities to implement reforms.

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Mahmoud Abbas 'suffers from pneumonia, condition improving'

President of Palestinian Authority expected to stay 'several more days' in hospital', official says after visiting him.

Istishari hospital in Ramallah

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'Who are you?' Iran hits back at US demands

President Rouhani rejects US demands while Iran's foreign minister dismisses Pompeo's conditions as 'sham' diplomacy.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

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