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#Egypt summons UK envoy over Al Jazeera verdict remarks

John Casson's criticism called "unacceptable" a day after Al Jazeera journalists jailed for three years.

John Casson

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Mass rally in #Beirut calls for government's downfall

Thousands gather in Lebanon's capital for anti-government protests initially triggered by garbage crisis.

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Fighting resumes in #Syria towns covered by truce

Clashes and shelling resume in Zabadani and two largely Shia villages besieged by rebels in Idlib province.

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#Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist blast'

Seven others wounded in mainly Shia village, ministry says, in latest attack to target police force in Arab Gulf state.

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Al Jazeera journalists back in Cairo jail after verdict

Egyptian media say Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy returned to Tora prison after court finds them guilty.

Al Jazeera staff

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Iraq's top Shia cleric voices support for protests

Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says government must show it is serious about implementing reforms and tackling corruption.

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Video of celebrity #Iraq fighter slicing body goes viral

Shia commander dubbed "Iraq's Rambo" defends cutting up charred corpse he says was body of ISIL fighter killed in Beiji.

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Saudi-led forces accused of cluster bombings in #Yemen

Rights group says civilians killed after coalition troops used cluster munition rockets in attacks in Hajja governorate.

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Syrian army and rebels agree to new truce in #Zabadani

Ceasefire aims to end government bombardment of Zabadani and the siege of two Shia villages by rebels.

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Senior Iraqi commanders killed in ISIL suicide blast

Car bomb attack in Anbar province kills two generals and three others as fighting rages between ISIL and Iraqi forces.

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