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The Israeli vulture detained in Lebanon on suspicion of spying for Israel has been returned home after UN peacekeepers intervened. The huge vulture, which has...

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Israel’s ex-President Shimon Peres has been taken to hospital after suffering chest pains, 10 days after he had a small heart attack. Shimon Peres, 92,...

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The oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been destroyed by ISIS, satellite images confirmed. St. Elijah's monastery, or Dair Mar Elia, stood on a hill...

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The economic sanctions on Iran have been lifted after the country’s compliance with obligations under its nuclear agreement with world powers was certified. The EU...

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Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-American prisoners have been released in Iran as it anticipates the lifting of international sanctions. Jason Rezaian,...

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Ten US Navy sailors held in Iran on January 12 for entering its territorial waters have been released on January 13. The US expressed its...

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Samar Badawi, the wife of jailed prominent Saudi human rights campaigner Waleed Abu al-Khair, has been arrested, activists say. She was detained for allegedly managing...

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At least 17 people have been killed in an attack on a shopping center in Baghdad, during which people were taken hostage. About 20 gunmen...

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Two Palestinian attackers have been shot dead by Israeli forces after attempting to stab them at a checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, the...

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Two foreign tourists have been injured in an attack at Bella Vista hotel in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Egyptian state TV says...

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Israeli journalist Eitam Lachover has been stabbed accidentally while demonstrating a protective vest for a TV report. The Israel’s Channel 1 reporter was asked to...

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Kuwait has recalled its ambassador to Iran as a regional row over the execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr in Saudi Arabia deepens. Saudi...

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Saudi Arabia has decided to break off diplomatic ties with Iran, amid a row over the execution of Shia Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr...

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Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned that Saudi Arabia will face "divine revenge" for its execution of Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. Ayatollah...

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The execution of Saudi Arabia’s prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has sparked anger and protests in Shia communities across the region. Shia-led Iran, Sunni-led...

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Security will be tightened in Israeli Arab areas after a gunman killed two people in a shooting at a popular bar in Tel Aviv,...

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Saudi Arabia’s prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr has been executed, the interior ministry said. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was among 47 put to death after...

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Two people have been killed and seven others injured after a gunman opened fire with an automatic rifle at a Tel Aviv bar, Israeli...

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Dubai authorities are trying to find out what caused a spectacular fire to engulf a 63-storey luxury hotel in the city center on New...

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Ten ISIS commanders have been killed in US-led coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in the past month, a US military spokesman has said. Some...

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Israel’s ex-PM Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for bribery. Ehud Olmert, 70, had been sentenced to six years by a...

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The Iraqi military has declared the city of Ramadi "liberated" from ISIS. Spokesman Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasul said forces had achieved an "epic" victory. TV footages...

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At least 25 people have been killed and more than 100 others injured after a fire broke out at a hospital in Jazan, southern...

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More than 200 civilians have been killed in Russian airstrikes in Syria, an Amnesty International report says, quoting witnesses and activists. Amnesty International accused Russia...

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According to a new research, at least 15 rebel forces in Syria are ready to succeed ISIS if it is defeated by the US-led...