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Saudi rights lawyer jailed for 15 years

A Saudi court has sentenced a prominent rights lawyer described by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience to 15 years in jail, relatives said in a statement posted on Twitter.

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#Yemen bombs rebel sites after truce collapse

Dozens of people have been killed in clashes in northern Yemen between the army, their allied tribes and Houthi fighters, according to military and tribal sources.

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Six arrested over Palestinian teen's killing

Israeli policeIsraeli police have arrested six people in connection with the murder of a Palestinian teenager who Palestinians say was killed in revenge for the murder of three teenage settlers last month.

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US teenager freed on bail by Israeli court

Tariq Abu KhdeirA Palestinian-American teenager who rights groups say was subjected to a brutal beating by Israeli police has been freed on bail by a Jerusalem court pending an investigation.

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#Iraq analysing authenticity of Baghdadi video

Abu Bakr al-BaghdadiIraqi officials are investigating the authenticity of a video purportedly showing the leader of the Islamic State group which has seized large areas of the country delivering a sermon, authorities have said.

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Suicide blast hits Saudi border post

Two suspected al-Qaeda fighters, who had been surrounded inside a government building in southern Saudi Arabia, have blown themselves up, a Saudi-owned TV channel reported.

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#Egypt court sentences Brotherhood leader

The leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Mohamed Badie, has been sentenced to life in prison for inciting violence in street protests last year, an Egyptian television channel has reported.

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Iranian pilot killed fighting in #Iraq

An Iranian pilot has been killed while fighting in Iraq, in what is thought to be the first military casualty that Tehran officially acknowledged during battles against Sunni fighters led by the Islamic State group.

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Islamic State's 'caliph' lauds #Iraq rebellion

Abu Bakr al-BaghdadiThe newly elected leader of the Islamic State has made his first public appearance since proclaiming a caliphate, justifying the Sunni-led rebellion against the Iraqi government.

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Autopsy shows Palestinian teen 'burned alive'

Abu Khdair buriedAn autopsy of a Palestinian teenager murdered this week in an apparent revenge attack suggests that he was burned alive, according to Palestinian officials.

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