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Israeli Knesset to vote on Jewish Nation-State Bill

If passed, the law will define Israel exclusively as nation of Jewish people, marginalising 1.8 million Palestinians.

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Egypt renews detention for Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Journalist has been held in detention in Egypt for 575 days and has yet to be formally charged.

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Iran opens new centrifuge rotor factory: nuclear chief

Tehran has vowed to boost uranium enrichment capacity to pressure remaining signatories to live up to the nuclear deal.

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Syria: Buses arrive to evacuate two rebel-besieged Shia towns

Some 6,000 residents from predominantly Shia towns of Foua and Kefraya will be evacuated to government-controlled areas.

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Israeli army turns away displaced Syrians along Golan Heights

Scores of displaced Syrians were turned back as they approached border fence along the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Golan Heights

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'Collective punishment': Israel blocks fuel shipment to Gaza

Israel further tightens its blockade on the strip while rights group denounces measure as 'morally depraved'.

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Iraqi forces use batons and rubber hoses to disperse protesters

At least seven people have been killed since demonstrations first erupted on July 8 against poor services and jobs.

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Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa

Group decries coalition's response to report that found hundreds of civilians were killed during its offensive last year.

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Syrian government seizes strategic hill overlooking Golan Heights

Government troops are now in control of the highest ground in Deraa province after losing the territory four years ago.

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Iraq: Deadly Basra protests spread to other cities

Demonstrations erupt in Diyala and Nasiriyah following days of clashes in Basra that left at least seven people dead.

Basra protests

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