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Dozens of refugees drown in shipwreck off Morocco coast

A Spanish aid agency says authorities waited about 24 hours before responding to the incident.

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Hodeidah 'cholera cases triple after Saudi-UAE offensive': Report

UK-based NGO says rise in suspected cases follows launch of military offensive by Saudi Arabia-UAE coalition in June.

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UAE rights activist Ahmed Mansoor appeals 10-year sentence

Ahmed Mansoor is appealing 10-year sentence over Twitter posts that authorities say breach cybercrime laws.

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Saudi Arabia gives Yemen $200m to halt currency collapse

To 'boost local currency', Saudi has given Yemen's Central Bank a $200m cash infusion to shore up reserves.

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Turkey detains over 200 people for 'illicit money transfers'

Investigation found $400m was transferred from Turkey to 28,088 accounts, mostly people of Iranian origin in the US.

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Iraq: Parliament elects Barham Salih as new president

The Kurdish moderate politician has named veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate.

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Qatar's beIN seeks $1bn compensation for 'Saudi TV sport piracy'

Qatar also launches WTO proceedings against Saudi Arabia over alleged intellectual property rights violations.

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UN foreign workers pulled from Gaza over security concerns

UNRWA says some foreign staff withdrawn from Gaza due to security risks amid protests over job cuts.

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Iran fires missiles into Syria over parade attack

Missiles and drone attack target fighters in southeastern Syria blamed for a deadly attack on a military parade in Iran.

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Qatar refutes Saudi, UAE allegations of supporting 'terrorism'

Doha denies allegations by Saudi Arabia and UAE and instead accuses blockading countries of destabilising the region.

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