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Israel dismisses US concern over Jerusalem embassy move

Prime Minister Netanyahu says embassy move to Jerusalem would be positive for peace process with the Palestinians.

Jerusalem embassy move

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ICRC: Cholera kills 115 people from late April to May

Thousands also ill from waterborne disease as second outbreak hits Arab world's poorest country in less than a year.

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Deadly earthquake hits Iran's North Khorasan province

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake killed at least two people and injured hundreds while causing widespread damage.

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Rebels to leave Qaboun as army advances in Damascus

Rebels and families will be moved from Qaboun neighbourhood to Idlib province in latest deal with government forces.

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Thunderstorms pelt Oman's mountainous east

A weekend of rain in and around the Hajar Mountains brought the usual traffic disruption and temporary power outages.

Thunderstorms

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Iraqi forces push toward ISIL's 'last pocket' in Mosul

ISIL controls nine percent of war-torn city's west, army official says, as US-backed Iraqi forces seek to evict group.

Iraqi forces

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Archaeologists uncover 17 mummies in central Egypt

The find is the latest in a number of discoveries that officials hope will help revive the struggling tourism industry.

mummies

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West Bank Palestinians vote in local elections

With all major Palestinian factions except Fatah boycotting the local poll, it is effectively a one-party election.

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Bus crash near Turkey's Marmaris kills 23 people

Officials said the bus, carrying mostly women and children, fell 15 metres down a cliff near holiday town of Marmaris.

Marmaris

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GCC rejects formation of Yemen transitional council

Aden's sacked governor al-Zubaidi had formed the council in southern Yemen that was rejected by President Hadi.

Supporters of the separatist Southern Movement

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