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Iran's Rouhani condemns court order to block Telegram app

Court in Tehran ordered telecoms companies to block messaging app Telegram that has roughly 80 million users in Iran.

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White Helmets vows to continue despite 'US funding freeze'

Search-and-rescue group White Helments says work 'will not be halted' amid US administration 'review' of its funding.

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UAE forces 'occupy' sea and airports on Yemen's Socotra

Criticism follows Gulf country's occupation of airports and sea ports after deploying craft and soldiers on island.

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US special forces 'helping' Saudis battle Houthi rebels

A dozen Green Berets helping Saudi forces locate and destroy Yemen's Houthi weapons caches, says New York Times report.

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Saudis sign deal with Vatican to build churches: report

Egyptian media say the kingdom has signed an agreement with the Vatican to construct churches for Christian citizens.

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Six killed by Gaza Strip blast: Palestinian Ministry of Health

Cause of explosion in Hamas-administered territory yet to be ascertained, according to Palestinian health ministry.

Hamas' military

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Mahmoud Abbas apologises, condemns anti-Semitism

Palestinian president says he did not intend to offend Jews after remarks draw condemnation by international bodies.

Mahmoud Abbas

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Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein spends 500th day in Egyptian jail

Qatar-based network calls on Egypt to release its journalist, who has spent 500 days in jail without charge.

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'Only Arabs go to jaiI': Israel convicts Palestinian over poem

Dareen Tatour to appeal conviction for 'resist' poem that called for Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation.

Dareen Tatour

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Syrian rebels surrender last rebel-held area near Homs

Armed opposition and civilians are expected to leave rebel-held areas after Russian backed ceasefire.

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