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What is Benjamin Netanyahu being charged with?

The main charges against the prime minister, after police recommended indictment for bribery.

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Qatari emir: Blockade by GCC countries proving 'futile'

In comments to major security conference, Sheikh Tamim denounces 'aggressive' blockade imposed by four Arab countries.

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

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Turkey: Six journalists given life sentences over coup

Six Turkish journalists have been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to a failed 2016 coup attempt.

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Egypt's opposition condemns detention of Aboul Fotouh

Strong Egypt Party urges public unity against what it called government's 'intentional blockage' of political dissent.

Aboul Fotouh

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US and Turkey look to mend ties as Syria tension grows

On a visit to Turkey, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hopes to ease anger over US support for Syrian-Kurdish YPG.

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Tillerson says Hezbollah a threat to Lebanon's security

US secretary of state warns that Lebanon's security is being threatened by Hezbollah's influence in regional conflicts.

Rex Tillerson (L) and Saad Hariri

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Rouhani calls for investigation into prison deaths

Human rights activists in Iran have reported that at least six detainees have died in prisons over the past two months.

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Egypt urged to halt cluster-bombs use in North Sinai

Rights group issues appeal after analysis of video showing use of 'indiscriminate weapons' during military operation.

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De Mistura: Civilians killed on horrific scale in Syria

Violence in country called the most 'violent and worrying moment' as US and Russian diplomats again trade blame at UN.

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Turkey warns Greece over Aegean Sea tensions

Turkish PM urges Greece to rein in tensions as the two sides blame each other over the recent collusion in the Aegean.

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