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Polls close in Kurdish parliamentary election

Iraq's Kurds voted in the semi-autonomous region's parliamentary election a year after a failed bid for independence.

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani

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Real Madrid football club honours Palestine activist Ahed Tamimi

Palestinian activist, who spent eight months in Israeli prison, is welcomed at Bernabeu stadium by the football club.

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Egypt court orders retrial of Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Badie

Brotherhood's spiritual leader has been sentenced to death and prison terms in other cases.

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Palestine sues US at international court over Jerusalem embassy

Palestine files complaint with UN's International Court of Justice to return US embassy to Tel Aviv.

Ivanka Trump

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Low turnout expected as Iraq's Kurds prepare to vote

Sunday's vote comes a year after failed independence bid that put Kurds under Baghdad's economic and political pressure.

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Russian FM Lavrov: Delivery of S-300 to Syria regime has begun

Russia begins delivering S-300 missile system to Syria as Russian FM says relations with US are at 'all-time low'.

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US shuts down consulate in Iraq's Basra citing Iranian 'threats'

The move follows recent rocket attacks that Washington says were directed at the consulate in Basra.

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Egyptian activist jailed for posting sexual harassment video

Amal Fathy has been convicted of spreading 'fake news' through a Facebook video she posted in May.

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Iraq 'regrets' closure of US consulate, Iran rejects 'propaganda'

US on Friday said it will close its consulate in Basra following threats from Iran and Iran-backed groups.

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Syria FM: Our battle against terrorism 'almost over'

Syria slammed international interference and attacks on its sovereignty, while also accusing US of war crimes.

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