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Lebanon and UN in spat over Syrian refugees' return

UN is angered by Lebanon's decision to freeze renewal of residency permits for staff.

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Saudi Arabia, UAE, launch attack on Yemen's port city of Hudaida

UN warns of devastating consequences for 250,000 Hudaida residents as coalition targets Houthi rebels in port city.

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Dubai real estate market haven for money launderers: report

Property investigated in US report worth more than $100m in places such as Burj Khalifa and Palm Jumeirah.

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Iraqi PM rejects calls for election re-run

Abadi says anyone who tried to sabotage the political process in the country will be punished.

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Friday announced as first day of Eid al-Fitr

The first day of Eid al-Fitr celebrations has been declared on Friday, June 15.

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UN in 'intense negotiations' to avert attack on Hudaida

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he hopes the battle for Hudaida, where Yemen's main port lies, can be avoided.

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Syria war: Assad denies claims about Russia dictating his army

Western powers are prolonging the civil war in hopes of toppling the Syrian government, according to Assad.

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Four arrested in Iraq over ballot box storage blaze

Three of the suspects are policemen and the fourth is an employee of the Independent High Elections Commission.

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Qatar takes UAE to UN's highest court over blockade

Move comes a year after the UAE, along with Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic and trade ties with Doha.

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Saudi Arabia: Houthi missile attack kills three in Jizan

Three civilians killed in the province of Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia, bordering Yemen, Saudi military says.

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Air strikes hit international airport near the port of Hudaida, a major gateway for aid to the famine-stricken country.

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