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Coptic Christians killed in Minya bus attack

Masked attackers open fire on vehicles travelling to Minya monastery, killing and wounding dozens, including children.

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'Coalition strikes kill 106 civilians' in Al Mayadeen

No reaction from US-led coalition to reports of at least 106 deaths from attack on ISIL-held Al Mayadeen in Deir Az Zor.

Al Mayadeen

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US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in east Syria: monitor

US-led strikes kill 35 in east Syria, just days after monitor reports highest monthly civilian death toll for coalition.

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UN alarm over conditions for Palestinian prisoners

UN rights chief expresses concern as health of hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails 'deteriorates significantly'.

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Saudi Arabia: Ramadan moon sighting continues on Friday

Lebanon, Turkey Yemen and Iraq declare Saturday as the first day of Ramadan while Saudi Arabia postpones confirmation.

Ramadan Mubarak.

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US says Mosul strike in March killed over 100 civilians

Another 36 unaccounted for in single most deadly incident for civilians since anti-ISIL operations began in 2014.

US-led air strike

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Coalition says it hit Mosul site where civilians died

Coalition says it struck area in west Mosul where officials say scores of civilians were killed by aerial bombardment.

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Qatar to 'prosecute perpetrators' of QNA hacking

Investigation launched into security breach by hackers who posted fake reports on the national news agency's platforms.

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Bahrain: 5 dead as security forces clash with 'outlaws'

Operation took place in Diraz, home village of Ayatollah Isa Qassim and site of a sit-in encampment of his followers.

images of cleric Isa Qassim

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Donald Trump ends Middle East tour

US president calls for peace between Israelis and Palestinians but sheds little clarity on how to achieve that.

Donald Trump

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