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Egypt's Sisi signs new law tightening government control online

Law imposes hefty fines, up to five years in prison for those who administer websites deemed to harm national interests.

Egypt's Sisi

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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of blocking access to Hajj

Travel agents in Qatar say a link for residents to register for the pilgrimage was blocked by Riyadh.

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US ends Syria stabilisation plan worth more than $200m

State Department says major contributions from other countries led to the decision which was criticised by Democrats.

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Israeli forces shut down Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

Closure comes after police say they shot dead Palestinian who tried to stab group of Israeli police officers.

Al-Aqsa Mosque compound

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Iraq says its warplanes killed 28 ISIL members in eastern Syria

Iraqi military says it struck potential suicide bombers who intended to strike during next week's Eid al-Adha holiday.

Iraqi F-16 fighter jets

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Hamas decries Israeli decision to end 'Black Friday' probe

Hamas says Israel must be tried before ICC after investigation into 2014 assault that killed 135 Palestinians closes.

Black Friday

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Turkish court orders release of Amnesty's Taner Kilic

A court previously ordered Taner Kilic's release in January but reversed the decision a day later.

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Israel reopens Gaza commercial crossing after month-long closure

The crucial Karam Abu Salem border crossing reopens allowing the vital transfer of goods into besieged Gaza.

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Saudi-UAE air raids target Yemen's Hodeidah

Medical sources say the attack on Tuesday hit a heavily populated area of the Houthi-held city of Duraihami.

Yemen's Hodeidah

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Egypt arrests 13 on anniversary of 2013 'Rabaa massacre'

Alleged Muslim Brotherhood members arrested including some who had been sentenced in absentia to 10 to 15 years in jail.

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