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#Iran seizes cargo vessel on charges of 'trespassing'

Warships seize control of Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz and escort it to Bandar Abbas.

Strait of Hormuz

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Aid groups warn of deteriorating situation in #Yemen

Red Cross spokesperson says "humanitarian catastrophe" unfolding as air strikes and clashes continue across the country.

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Al Jazeera staff trial in #Egypt adjourned to May 9

Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed face retrial after being freed on bail in February, having spent over 400 days in jail.

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Workers killed in Saudi construction collapse

More than 50 workers trapped after the collapse of building site at university in Buraydah, official news agency says.

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Saudi Arabia arrests scores of suspected ISIL members

State news agency says 93 people, including 65 Saudi nationals, detained, with several plots across the country foiled.

Riyadh

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UN blames #Israel for school attacks during #Gaza war

Inquiry says military responsible for the deaths of at least 44 Palestinians who sought refuge at UN sites last year.

UN schools

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#Israel invites tenders for more settlement buildings

Authorities invite tenders for construction of 77 settlement buildings in occupied East Jerusalem, watchdog group says.

Pisgat Zeev

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Dozens reportedly killed across Syria's Idlib

Women and children killed in attacks in Idlib, activists say, as Israel carries out air strikes along its Syria border.

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Air raids and ground clashes rage in #Yemen

Airstrikes continue across country despite Saudi claim that focus would be shifted to diplomacy and humanitarian issues.

Houthi rebels

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Wave of bombings strikes the Iraqi capital

Officials say explosions kill 18 civilians in and around Baghdad, as fighting with ISIL continues in Anbar province.

Baghdad

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