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Ibrahim Halawa enters fifth year in Egyptian prison

Family, politicians and rights groups decry jailing of Ibrahim Halawa, who was 17 when arrested and faces death penalty.

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Yemen's Houthi rebels arrest activist Hisham al-Omeisy

Rights groups and journalists urge the release of Hisham al-Omeisy, who was detained by armed security forces on Monday.

Hisham al-Omeisy

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Saudi King Salman invites Qatar pilgrims to Hajj

Qatar welcomes decision, but says move should include a full lifting of the blockade imposed by the Saudi-led group.

annual Hajj

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Hamas guard killed in suicide bombing in southern Gaza

Several Hamas security men also injured in the bombing blamed on ISIL near the Palestinian enclave's border with Egypt.

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Saudi, Iraqi leaders 'draw closer' after Sadr meeting

For Saudi Arabia, talks with Iraq are attempt to build alliances with its Shia leaders, analysts say.

Muqtada al-Sadr

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Thousands flee as air strikes hit ISIL-held Tal Afar

Iraqi and coalition planes step up air raids ahead of a ground offensive to drive out ISIL from town west of Mosul.

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Lebanon scraps controversial rape law after campaign

Parliament abolishes contentious 1940s law that allows rapists to marry their victims in order to avoid jail sentence.

'marry the rapist'

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Saudi Arabia to reopen border with Iraq after 27 years

Arar crossing to reopen for transportation of goods after Riyadh establishes joint trade commission with Baghdad.

The border was closed after Baghdad and Riyadh

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Rare August thunderstorms hit Doha

Rain fell at a time of year that is normally bone dry.

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UN: Nearly 50,000 stranded at Jordan-Syria border

Groups of mostly women and children stuck in increasingly unsafe area where air attacks were reported in last few days.

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Lebanese army begins offensive against ISIL on border

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Israel kills Palestinian teen after 'stabbing attempt'

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Yousef al-Otaiba berates Saudi in leaked emails

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Thousands flee ahead of Tal Afar ground invasion

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UN demands more humanitarian access to Yemen

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UN: Saudi coalition attacks kill many children in Yemen

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Saudi official Saoud al-Qahtani says the kingdom will 'follow' everyone reported via the social media site.

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