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Israel intercepts aid boat bound for besieged Gaza Strip

Vessel carrying some 23 people is redirected to the Israeli port of Ashdod, a week after setting off from Italy.

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Syria's Kurds hope for 'new state and system' via Assad talks

SDF's Riad Darar speaks with about prospects of creating a 'decentralised' state alongside Syrian government.

Syria's Kurds

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Egypt: Cairo court sentences 75 protesters to death

Senior members of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal Court.

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US-backed Syrian Kurds agree to 'roadmap' with Assad government

Controlling more than one-quarter of Syria, SDF agrees to work with the regime towards a 'decentralised Syria'.

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US plans to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

Effort to forge the Middle East Strategic Alliance with Sunni Muslim allies will likely raise tensions with Shia Iran.

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Saudi-led air raids target Yemen's Hodeidah

The offensive comes a day after Houthi rebels said they attacked Abu Dhabi international airport using a drone.

Yemen's Hodeidah

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Syria: Kurdish delegation in Damascus for talks with government

US-backed Kurdish forces, which control more than a quarter of Syrian territory, will likely push for regional autonomy.

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Hundreds of Bahrainis stripped of citizenship: report

Since 2012, 738 people lost their citizenship including journalists, human rights activists and religious scholars.

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Israeli forces storm al-Aqsa mosque with tear gas, stun grenades

Israeli police close al-Aqsa's gates after dozens of Palestinians were injured following Friday prayer.

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Israel to build 400 settler homes in occupied West Bank

Israeli defence minister says new homes would be the 'best answer' to the killing of Israeli by a Palestinian.

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The crucial Karam Abu Salem border crossing reopens allowing the vital transfer of goods into besieged Gaza.

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