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Security Council vote on Israeli settlements praised

Resolution urging end to activities in occupied territory lauded by Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran among others.

Israeli settlement-building

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Damascus accuses rebels of polluting water supplies

Water authority cuts supplies to Syrian capital after rebels allegedly pollute the water with diesel.

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New offensive targets rebels on Aleppo's outskirts

Deaths of six civilians reported in rebel-held Atareb town while government blames fighters for deadly shelling.

Assad

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Netanyahu rejects 'shameful' UN vote on settlements

Israel also recalls ambassadors to New Zealand and Senegal after UNSC votes for resolution urging end of settlements.

Benjamin Netanyahu

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UN Security Council urges end to Israeli settlements

US abstains in demanding Israel to halt settlements on Palestinian land, allowing Security Council to pass resolution.

breaking_news

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Egypt arrests Al Jazeera news producer during vacation

Security officials say Mahmoud Hussein is accused of attempting to overthrow President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi's government.

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UN again set to vote on ending Israeli settlements

Egypt withdrew resolution on Thursday, but UN Security Council will vote later Friday now after nations revived it.

Danny Danon

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ISIL video shows 'Turkish soldiers burned alive'

Turkey reportedly blocks social media after release of ISIL video showing two Turkish soldiers being burned alive.

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Egypt given ultimatum on Israeli settlements vote

Four UN council members press Egypt to go ahead with UN Security Council vote demanding an end to Israeli settlements.

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Egypt: Trump convinced Sisi to withdraw UN resolution

Egypt confirms Security Council resolution against Israeli settlement activity was withdrawn after Trump called Sisi.

Trump, Sisi

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