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Iraq: Calm returns to Basra after week of violent protests

Security reinforcements sent from Baghdad have stabilised the city after weeks-long protests turned violent last week.

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Saudi king's brother 'considers exile' after Yemen war criticism

Senior royal Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz said King Salman and his crown prince were responsible for the war in Yemen.

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US cuts $25m aid for Jerusalem hospitals serving Palestinians

Donald Trump orders redirection of $25m earmarked for Palestinians in East Jerusalem hospitals.

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Iraq PM asked to resign amid Basra unrest

The oil-rich southern city remains on edge, with 12 deaths since Tuesday and burning of Iran consulate.

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'11 dead' after rockets hit Iranian Kurdish offices in Iraq

At least 11 killed and 50 wounded in missile attack on Iranian Kurdish party offices in Koya, reports say.

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Pentagon chief Mattis holds talks in UAE after Yemen warning

Abu Dhabi's crown prince says 'defence and military ties' and 'issues of mutual interest' discussed in the meeting.

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UN rights chief urges Egypt to overturn mass death sentences

Michele Bachelet said sentences handed to detainees were a result of an 'unfair trial'.

The UN's human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet

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Egypt sentences 75 to death over Rabaa protests

Senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders among 75 sentenced to death over 2013 Rabaa protests, journalist Shawkan to be freed.

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Rockets hit Iranian Kurdish opposition offices in Iraq's Koya

At least 11 killed and dozens more wounded in missile attack on Iranian Kurdish party offices in Koya, reports say.

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Erdogan on Idlib: We won't watch from the sidelines

Turkish leader says Turkey will not sit idly by, if the 'world turns a blind eye' to killing of tens of thousands.

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