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Israel demolishes two houses in occupied East Jerusalem

The number of Palestinian homes demolished by Israel in occupied East Jerusalem this year is 39, displacing 140 people.

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UAE and Bahrain grant Qatar Airways new routes

Qatar calls it a 'great success' as planes registered in the country gain some access after over two months of blockade.

Qatar Airways

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Thousands die due to Yemen airport closure: NRC

Rights group NRC says closure of Sanaa airport since 2016 has blocked thousands from receiving treatment abroad.

life-saving treatment in Yemen

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Four Palestinians wounded in Israel air attacks on Gaza

Israel says attacks carried out after rockets were fired out of Gaza, a claim that Hamas denies.

Gaza

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Turkey and Qatar carry out joint military exercises

Ankara official says Turkish presence in Qatar creates 'a balance in the region' as two armies carry out drills.

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Amnesty: Israel's ban on Al Jazeera a 'brazen attack'

Rights group says move to shut network's Jerusalem operation demonstrates Israel's intolerance over criticism.

 Al Jazeera

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Iran arrests dozens of 'ISIL suspects plotting attacks'

Tehran says 27 suspects tried to smuggle weapons and ammunition hidden inside home appliances for planned attacks.

Security forces

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What steps does Israel have to take to ban Al Jazeera?

The process to shut down Al Jazeera's offices in Jerusalem is likely to be lengthy, lawyers say.

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Rights groups, reporters decry Israel ban on Al Jazeera

Rights groups, journalists and observers criticise Israel's decision to shut down Al Jazeera's operation in Jerusalem.

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Veteran prosecutor to quit UN Syria human rights probe

Carla del Ponte said a lack of political backing from the UN Security Council had made the job impossible.

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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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