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Tougher screening for Middle East cargo flights to US

Flights originating from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Jordan, and Egypt will have to undergo extra screening.

Qatar Airways

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Arab MPs ejected after protesting Pence Knesset speech

Palestinian politicians stage a protest against US decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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UAE 'annexes Oman territory' on new Louvre museum map

Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum publishes new map showing Musandam as part of the UAE, in addition to omitting Qatar entirely.

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Gaza under commercial strike amid worsening conditions

Private sector in Gaza Strip calls for a six-hour strike to protest living conditions amid ongoing blockade.

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UAE-backed group vows to 'overthrow' Yemen's government

South Yemen separatists, backed by the UAE, declare a state of emergency and vow to topple Yemen's government.

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Mike Pence: US embassy to open in Jerusalem in 2019

Scuffles erupt as Mike Pence tells the Knesset recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital chooses 'fact over fiction'.

Mike Pence and Benjamin Netanyahu

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Powerful storm brings more misery to Syrian refugees

Torrential rain and strong winds sweeps across Turkey and the Levant.

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Yemen's children face 'worst diphtheria outbreak'

International aid organisation says deaths in Yemen likely to rise as bacterial disease spreads.

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Tension rises as Turkey sends troops to YPG stronghold

US urges restraint and France calls Security Council meeting as showdown looms between Turkish troops and Kurdish YPG.

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Deaths reported in shelling of Syria's Damascus

Government blames rebels as 'five people die and 11 others' suffer injuries in attack on Bab Touma neighbourhood.

Damascus

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