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Egypt air force destroys vehicles crossing from Libya

Military says 15 trucks carrying weapons from Libya demolished in air strikes but no details given on who was driving.

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Egypt issues life sentence for Muslim Brotherhood chief

The Brotherhood's Mohammed Badie and two other prominent leaders sentenced to life in 'Rabaa operations room' retrial.

Mohammed Badie

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Netanyahu's cabinet seeks to downgrade status of Arabic

Proposed law to strip Arabic of official-language status and define Israel as 'the national home of the Jewish people'.

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Evacuation of Syrian rebels starts in Barzeh

Hundreds of opposition fighters and their family members travelling to rebel-held Idlib province by bus as part of deal.

Aleppo

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Jordan, US launch major military exercises

Some 7,400 troops from 20 nations taking part in Eager Lion military drills, 'the largest and most complex to date'.

Jordanian soldiers

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Iraq: ISIL suicide bombers target Kirkuk military base

At least two people killed as string of suicide bombers attack army base in Kirkuk base where US advisers are stationed.

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Sanaa reels from 'more than 200 cholera cases'

Preventable disease blamed for several deaths as civilians continue to bear the brunt of two-year war in Yemen.

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Deal sees Nusra fighters evacuate from Syria's Yarmouk

In deal with Syrian army, fighters from group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra are transferred from Damascus to Idlib.

Yarmouk

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Miners attack Iran's Hassan Rouhani at disaster site

Following a deadly blast that killed at least 26, miners violently protest poor safety conditions on president's car.

Protests emerged in Golestan province

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French investigators: EgyptAir MS804 crash an accident

Investigators rule out Egyptian bombing theory as no explosives were found on remains of victims aboard EgyptAir MS804.

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