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  • Bahrain Shias protest against government

    News - Middle East
    Thousands of Bahrainis, mainly from the Shia majority, demonstrated near Manama on Friday against what they described as sectarian discrimination in the Sunni-ruled kingdom. ...
  • Clashes erupt in Syria's Assad home province

    News - Middle East
    Fighting has raged between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Syria's northern Latakia province, a day after 34 people were killed as rebel fighters sought to seize a border crossing into Turkey, an NGO said. ...
  • Palestinians killed in West Bank clashes

    News - Middle East
    At least three Palestinians have been killed and 11 others injured in confrontations with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials and medics said. ...
  • Morsi supporters mass trial adjourned

    News - Middle East
    A court in Egypt has adjourned the mass trial of more than 1,200 supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohamed Morsi after a brief hearing, state media reported. ...
  • Morsi supporters face mass trial in Egypt

    News - Middle East
    More than 1,200 supporters of Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi face charges in the country's biggest trial since an August police crackdown, judicial sources have said. ...
  • Gun battles flare in Lebanon's Tripoli

    News - Middle East
    Gun battles have erupted again in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, with gunmen firing automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. ...
  • Iraqis drop unlawful death claims against UK

    News - Middle East
    Claims that British soldiers unlawfully killed civilians in southern Iraq in 2004 have been withdrawn after lawyers for several Iraqi families said there was "insufficient material" to prove them. ...
  • Syrian army captures famed Crusader castle

    News - Middle East
    Syrian troops have captured a famed Crusader castle near the border with Lebanon, raising the two-starred government flag above the stone ramparts of the 12th century fortress after days of intense clashes with rebel fighters. ...
  • Syria tops the world as source of refugees

    News - Middle East
    Syria, Russia and Afghanistan have the largest numbers of people fleeing their homelands to seek asylum, and most are turning to Europe, the United Nations' refugee agency says. ...
  • Lebanon MPs back cabinet to end deadlock

    News - Middle East
    Lebanon's parliament has approved a newly-formed government following lengthy negotiations over a policy statement on issues including the military role of the Shia movement, Hezbollah. ...
  • Scores killed in wave of Iraq bombings

    News - Middle East
    A series of deadly attacks in Iraq have killed about 50 people and injured 80, police officials have said. ...
  • Anti-coup demonstrators rally in Egypt

    News - Middle East
    At least one person has been killed as thousands of anti-coup protesters took to the streets in the Egyptian capital for a third straight day, local media reported. ...
  • Deadly bombing hits Baghdad cafe

    News - Middle East
    A suicide bomber struck a Baghdad cafe overnight as customers watched a football game on television, killing at least 12 people and wounding 38, Iraqi officials said. ...
  • Dozens killed in another bloody day for Iraq

    News - Middle East
    Violence across Iraq, including shelling and clashes in a rebel-held city on Baghdad's doorstep, have killed 37 people amid a protracted surge in bloodletting with polls looming next month. ...
  • Syria closes Lebanon border amid clashes

    News - Middle East
    Syrian troops have closed a border crossing into Lebanon amid heavy clashes with rebels in the area, according to Lebanese media. ...
  • Jerusalem holy site visit sparks riots

    News - Middle East
    A right-wing Israeli politician who called for Israel to take over the Haram al-Sharif in occupied East Jerusalem has visited the holy compound, causing a backlash from stone-throwing Palestinians protesting against the visit. ...
  • Saudi accepts 181 UN human rights proposals

    News - Middle East
    Saudi Arabia has accepted, either totally or partially, the vast majority of recommendations made to it by the UN Human Rights Council, but Amnesty International has warned that many of the reforms were vaguely worded promises to "consider" changes. ...
  • US and Iran: More work needed on atomic deal

    News - Middle East
    Iran and six world powers still have a long way to go in overcoming their differences over Tehran's uranium enrichment programme, though all parties aim to adhere to their six-month deadline to reach a nuclear deal, a senior US official has said. ...
  • Army officers killed in shootout near Cairo

    News - Middle East
    Clashes between the Egyptian army and an armed group in Qalyubia province have killed a brigadier general and a colonel, according to the country's interior ministry. ...
  • Egypt's Mansour to expedite Al Jazeera trial

    News - Middle East
    Egypt's interim president has pledged to help resolve the trial of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste, in a letter that Al Jazeera Network called an "encouraging sign". ...
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