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More than 1,000 settlement homes approved in West Bank

Palestinian foreign minister blames US for giving green light to Israel to do 'whatever it wants with Palestinian land'.

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Egypt: Notorious former security chief cleared by court

Habib el-Adly, feared interior minister from 1997-2011, was convicted last year of corruption then disappeared.

Habib el-Adly

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Qatar FM vows legal action over QNA hacking

Qatar's FM says probe into alleged hacking of state-run news agency website shows involvement of two blockading nations.

Qatar News Agency (QNA)

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Turkey 'summons top US diplomat' over Syria Kurd forces

Charge d'Affaires Philip Kosnett was summoned over Turkey's unhappiness with the US arming of Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Syrian-Kurdish YPG

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Israel to approve 1,200 settlement homes in West Bank

Israel's defence minister says he will present a 2018 construction plan of 1,285 housing units in occupied West Bank.

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Eritrea, Egypt presidents meet amid Red Sea tensions

Afwerki meets his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo as tension between Red Sea region countries continues to rise.

Eritrea, Egypt presidents

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Turkey summons Russia, Iran envoys over Idlib violence

Diplomats summoned in Ankara to express Turkey's 'discomfort' about Syrian army attacks in Idlib, Turkish sources say.

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Saudi prince 'fired after audio tape contradicts state'

Prince Abdullah bin Saud reportedly fired over audio tape that refutes authorities' version of princes' arrest.

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UN raises concern over human rights in UAE

OHCHR highlights torture of prisoners, discrimination against women and treatment of migrant workers in Gulf state.

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Search for justice drags on for slain Palestinian teen

Parents of teenager shot dead by Israeli soldier four years ago continue to wait for sentencing while killer walks free.

Siam Nawarah

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