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Yusuf al-Qaradawi sentenced to life in prison in Egypt

Doha-based Islamic scholar al-Qaradawi tried in absentia, while eight others were sentenced to death over 2015 violence.

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Palestinian killed in gun battle with Israeli army

Another Palestinian and two Israeli soldiers injured in the raid by special forces hunting killer of Israeli settler.

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Palestinian Ahed Tamimi to remain in jail during trial

Ahed Tamimi was indicted on 12 charges, including alleged assault, 'incitement' and past instances of stone-throwing.

Ahed Tamimi

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Cavusoglu: US-Turkey ties may get 'irreversibly harmed'

Foreign Minister Cavusoglu warns US counterpart Tillerson over moves to form a 30,000-strong army in the north of Syria.

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Global NGOs criticise drastic US cuts of UNRWA funding

US withholds $65m out of $125m aid package earmarked for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, prompting condemnation.

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Iran's supreme leader: Saudis betrayed Muslim world

Khamenei accuses Riyadh of betrayal by aligning with Washington despite its recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

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Rouhani: Gulf pressure on Qatar unacceptable, unfair

Iran President Hassan Rouhani expresses support for 'friend' Qatar, dismissing 'unjust' measures by blockading nations.

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Qatari Sheikh Abdullah hospitalised in Kuwait

Sheikh Abdullah's health deteriorated due to pressure from the UAE authorities, according to his family.

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Jordanian police raid facility in drug bust

Reported to be the first raid of its kind in the country, Jordanian police seize several tonnes of drug substances.

Jordanian anti-narcotics

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US military: No 'support' for Kurdish YPG in Afrin

US-led coalition forces don't operate in Syria's Kurdish-controlled Afrin after Turkey vows attack, news report says.

Kurdish YPG fighter patrols

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