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Kuwait proposes 'international protection' for Palestinians

Draft resolution circulated at the UNSC calls for safety guarantees for the Palestinian civilian population.

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Hamas-Israel ceasefire holds after night of violence

Palestinian faction says it has agreed to a ceasefire with Israel to end largest flare-up of violence since 2014 war.

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Yemeni forces advance to within 20km of Houthi-held Hodeidah

Saudi-backed fighters battling Houthi rebels on the march towards Hodeidah city, the main conduit for humanitarian aid.

Hodeidah city

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UK weapons exports to Israel soar to record high in 2017

Campaign Against Arms Trade says Britain issued £221m worth of arms licenses to defence firms exporting to Israel.

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Russia: Only Syrian forces should be stationed on Israel border

Moscow calls for exit of non-Syrian forces from 'de-escalation area' as rebels prepare for potential government push.

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Turkey slams Macron over Erdogan magazine cover support

French magazine Le Point splashed a photo of the Turkish president on its May 24 edition calling him a "dictator".

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Israel launches counterattacks in Gaza amid soaring tensions

Palestinian factions launch biggest assault in years amid soaring frustration over crippling 12-year Israeli siege.

Israeli soldiers

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Israel intercepts Gaza boat after setting sail to break blockade

Vessel carrying Palestinian patients, students and activists was captured by Israeli warships and taken to Ashdod port.

Israeli-imposed siege

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Egypt arrests former Sisi campaigner turned critic

The arrest of Hazim Abdelazim is the latest in Egypt's ongoing crackdown on dissenting voices.

A journalist sits beside pictures of fellow journalists

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Israel begins building marine barrier along Gaza border

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says the new barrier will prevent the 'possibility of infiltrating' Israel by sea.

Gaza's fishermen

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