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Mahmoud Abbas freezes contact with Israel over al-Aqsa

President Mahmoud Abbas' move follows deadly clashes that left three Palestinians dead and hundreds more wounded.

Mahmoud Abbas

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Sheikh Tamim: Any talks must respect Qatar sovereignty

Qatar's emir expresses readiness for dialogue but says any solution to the Gulf crisis must respect Qatar's sovereignty.

Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

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Rights group wants monitors to look into Qatar blockade

Brussels-based rights group says 'siege' is against principle of non-interference in other country's internal affairs.

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World reacts to Israel-Palestinian fallout over al-Aqsa

US, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon weigh in as protests continue over Israeli-led restrictions on Palestinians at holy site.

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Al-Aqsa: Israel bars Muslim men under 50 amid protests

In announcement hours before expected mass protests, police say men under age of 50 will not be allowed at holy site.

Al-Aqsa

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Hezbollah and Syrian army launch attack on border area

Lebanese armed group and Syrian soliders attempting to clear fighters from the Jaroud Arsal mountainous border area.

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UN blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly Yemen strikes

UN human rights office says strikes hit three families staying in a makeshift straw house after fleeing their homes.

The Saudi-led coalition

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Rex Tillerson hopes Qatar blockade will be lifted

Secretary of State calls for an end to siege of Qatar, saying US is happy with its efforts at combatting terror funding.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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Al-Aqsa: Palestinians killed as Jerusalem protests rage

Clashes continue to rage between Israeli forces and Palestinian demonstrators across occupied territories.

al-Aqsa compound

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Yemen's cholera epidemic is worst on record: Oxfam

More than 360,000 suspected cholera cases have been recorded over just three months in war-ravaged Yemen, says charity.

Sanaa

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