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Israeli army reveals details of Gaza border wall

The underground wall alongside the 60km border costing $1.1bn will be completed within two years, Israel reveals.

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Deaths reported in Alexandria train collision

Footage broadcast on state TV shows medics moving dead and injured to ambulances in coastal city of Alexandria.

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Syrian army bombs 'safe zones' killing civilians

Government bombs "de-escalation zones" while regime forces capture 30km border with Jordan from rebel control.

Eastern Ghouta

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Court extends detention of Palestinian journalists

Six journalists arrested for "leaking information to hostile parties", but rights group say it's curb on free speech.

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Saudi security forces flatten old quarter of Awamiya

Security campaign against Shia fighters reduced dozens of buildings to ruins and forced thousands of residents to flee.

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Nearly 200 refugees 'thrown' into Yemen sea, 50 missing

At least 180 refugees forced off boat near Yemen coast, killing five, in the second such incident within 24 hours.

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Yemen's capital Sanaa experiences flash flooding

No casualties reported but streets of the Old City submerged by floodwater.

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Hajj 2017: When is it and how long does it take?

The dates for the five-day Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca will be officially announced after moon sighting on August 21.

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Up to 50 refugees 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen: UN

A smuggler forced the mostly Somali and Ethiopian refugees into the sea as they approached Yemen's coast, says the UN.

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'US-led coalition' air raids kill 29 civilians in Raqqa

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 14 out of 29 killed by US-led air raids were members of the same family.

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Iran and Afghanistan top 2017 Basel AML Index

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Actors, writers quit White House committee over Trump

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Kian Loyd Delos Santos, 17, killed in drug crackdown

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Steve Bannon out as Trump's top strategist: White House

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Floods affect 16 million in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

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Suspected al-Shabab attackers behead 3 in Kenya's Lamu

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