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HRW: Israeli banks complicit in settlement expansion

Report dismisses claims by banks that under law they must provide services to illegal Jewish settlements in West Bank.

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Deadly attack hits Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

The latest attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula claims the lives of seven, following Monday's attack which killed 18.

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Remains of four Palestinians buried by Israel

Palestinian Prisoners' Affairs lawyer says burials won't affect appeal demanding release of bodies held by Israel.

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Saudi Arabia 'detains' more preachers

Days after reported arrest of 20 preachers and scholars, activists accuse Riyadh of cracking down on more individuals.

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Hamas ready to reconcile with Fatah: reports

Group which rules Gaza had previously demanded Fatah end punitive measures as precondition for reconciliation deal.

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HRW: Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen are 'war crimes'

Rights group says air strikes over two months killed dozens including children, where there were no military targets.

Saada

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IUMS urges Saudi Arabia to free Muslim scholars

Preachers and scholars arrested in Saudi Arabia 'should not be used as pawns in political crisis', Doha-based IUMS says.

The International Union of Muslim Scholars

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Iraq parliament rejects Kurdish independence referendum

Kurdish plans for referendum on statehood in northern Iraq suffer setback in the national parliament.

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Turkey set to buy Russian missile defence system

Putin's adviser confirms agreement marking the NATO member's first major weapons purchase from Russia.

The S-400 anti-aircraft missile

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Syria army readies final push to capture Deir Az Zor

After breaking three-year-old ISIL siege, Syrian forces amass troops and equipment near strategic city.

Deir Az Zor military council flag

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