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Iraq: Political crisis deepens as MPs challenge speaker

Protesters gather in streets of Baghdad after another attempt to approve new cabinet ends in failure.

Political crisis

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Hundreds of Egyptians protest Red Sea island deal

Demonstrators call for "overthrow" of Sisi government as anger spreads over islands transfer to Saudi Arabia.

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Israeli military to charge soldier with manslaughter

After execution-style shooting of wounded Palestinian, military prosecutors to press manslaughter charge, not murder.

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Obama to visit Saudi Arabia for defence talks

US president and defence chief on a two-day trip to the Gulf to talk counterterrorism and regional security threats.

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Deadly rains pound the Middle East

Dozens killed as flooding hits the normally desert-dry countries of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, and Qatar.

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Syria's civil war: At least 30,000 flee ISIL attacks

Rights group says residents of temporary camps in Aleppo among those affected by clashes between ISIL and Syrian rebels.

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Iraq MPs vote out parliamentary speaker as row heats up

Second day of chaos in Iraqi assembly as parliamentarians fail to agree on cabinet line-up.

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Syrian opposition offers power-sharing with regime

Main opposition bloc willing to create transitional body with current government members, but not President Assad.

Salim al-Muslat

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Islamic world leaders seek to bridge differences

Summit opens in Istanbul with Turkish president hosting over 30 leaders including Saudi king and Iranian president.

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Syrian opposition: Regime using pretexts to avoid talks

Opposition leader says government flouting UN resolutions as Geneva talks get under way amid fresh fighting in Aleppo.

opposition leader Asaad al-Zoubi

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