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Al-Aqsa: Palestinians killed as Jerusalem protests rage

Clashes continue to rage between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators across occupied territories.

al-Aqsa compound

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Yemen's cholera epidemic is worst on record: Oxfam

More than 360,000 suspected cholera cases have been recorded over just three months in war-ravaged Yemen, says charity.

Sanaa

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Qatar's Emir orders change to law combating 'terrorism'

Decree defining terms such as 'terrorist acts' follows a deal between Qatar and US to fight 'terrorism financing'.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

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Deadly ambush near Damascus hits pro-Assad forces

Firefight in village east of Damascus comes as clashes between two anti-government factions continue in Idlib province.

Anti-Assad forces

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Hamas warns Israel of al-Aqsa 'red lines' amid protest

Almost one week after attack that set off tensions, Israeli officials deciding whether to keep new security measures.

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Qatar says cyberattack 'originated from the UAE'

Planning and hacking of official media started as early as April, with IP address linked to the attack traced to UAE.

Qatari officials

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Risk of mass killing rose most in Yemen in 2016: report

Yemen rises as Syria tops UK-based rights group's annual 'People's Under Threat' index for third consecutive year.

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Execution site discovered near Mosul's Old City

Human Rights Watch says observers discovered the corpses of 17 men, allegedly executed by Iraqi forces, in west Mosul.

Execution site

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US praises Qatar's role in fight against 'terrorism'

State Department's annual country report also says Doha made 'significant progress' in combating 'terrorist' financing.

Qatar and the US

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'Trump ends CIA support for anti-Assad Syria rebels'

US president phasing out agency's programme to arm and train groups in order to get closer to Russia, say US officials.

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