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ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's son 'killed in Syria'

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's young son reportedly killed while fighting Syrian and Russian troops in central Homs province.

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Israeli forces wound scores of women in Gaza rally

At least 134 Palestinians have been wounded as Great March of Return protests continue in besieged Gaza Strip.

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UN urges Egypt to free Qaradawi's daughter and son-in-law

UN human rights office says that Ola al-Qaradawi is held in solitary confinement in one of the worst prisons in Egypt.

Qaradawi's daughter and son-in-law

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UN agency says UAE soldiers tortured detainees in Yemen: report

UN rights office has requested access to the UAE-run jails in Yemen, but to date has not been granted it, report says.

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Yemeni, Saudi and UAE forces hit rebel positions outside Hudaida

Hudaida is the latest battlefront in Yemen war that has killed up to 10,000 people since 2015, including 2,200 children.

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UAE freezes accounts of nine Iranian individuals and entities

Abu Dhabi placed the nine on its list of "terrorists" for suspected connections with Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards.

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PA: Israel's freeze of prisoner family money 'declaration of war'

Palestinian leadership condemns new Israeli law to halt welfare payments to Palestinian prisoners and their families.

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UNICEF chief condemns Yemen's 'carnage'

UNICEF estimates that 2,200 children have so far been killed and 3,400 others injured in the war-torn country.

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Rouhani: Iran to stick to nuclear deal if interests are preserved

President Rouhani says Iran is 'committed' to non-proliferation as he tries to save nuclear deal after Trump withdrawal.

Hassan Rouhani and Alain Berset

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Israel freezes funds for Palestinian prisoners' families

Legislation will deduct money the Palestinians allocate to prisoners and others killed by Israeli forces from taxes.

Palestinian prisoners

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