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Iraq: Parliament elects Barham Salih as new president

The Kurdish moderate politician has named veteran Shia politician Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate.

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Qatar's beIN seeks $1bn compensation for 'Saudi TV sport piracy'

Qatar also launches WTO proceedings against Saudi Arabia over alleged intellectual property rights violations.

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UN foreign workers pulled from Gaza over security concerns

UNRWA says some foreign staff withdrawn from Gaza due to security risks amid protests over job cuts.

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Iran fires missiles into Syria over parade attack

Missiles and drone attack target fighters in southeastern Syria blamed for a deadly attack on a military parade in Iran.

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Qatar refutes Saudi, UAE allegations of supporting 'terrorism'

Doha denies allegations by Saudi Arabia and UAE and instead accuses blockading countries of destabilising the region.

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Polls close in Kurdish parliamentary election

Iraq's Kurds voted in the semi-autonomous region's parliamentary election a year after a failed bid for independence.

Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani

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Real Madrid football club honours Palestine activist Ahed Tamimi

Palestinian activist, who spent eight months in Israeli prison, is welcomed at Bernabeu stadium by the football club.

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Egypt court orders retrial of Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Badie

Brotherhood's spiritual leader has been sentenced to death and prison terms in other cases.

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Palestine sues US at international court over Jerusalem embassy

Palestine files complaint with UN's International Court of Justice to return US embassy to Tel Aviv.

Ivanka Trump

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Low turnout expected as Iraq's Kurds prepare to vote

Sunday's vote comes a year after failed independence bid that put Kurds under Baghdad's economic and political pressure.

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