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UN Security Council rejects US draft resolution on Gaza

UN Security Council resoundingly rejects US-drafted resolution criticising Hamas over recent Gaza violence.

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Egypt's Sisi sworn in for second term in office

Human rights defenders have regularly accused the Egyptian president of violating freedoms and suppressing opponents.

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Israeli forces kill Palestinian in occupied West Bank

Israeli army says man tried to run them over, while witnesses reportedly say he didn't hear commands to stop his vehicle.

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles cabinet with focus on culture

King Salman names a prince linked to the purchase of a Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus as culture minister.

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Syrian refugees fear permanent exile over confiscation law

Syrian government pushes legislation that allows seizure of homes left vacant by refugees.

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Houthi official: 'Abu Dhabi is no longer safe'

Houthi spokesperson issues warning amid reported advances by UAE-backed forces on city of Hudaida in western Yemen.

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Syria: US-backed SDF challenges Assad military threats

SDF says Assad's threat of a military confrontation with the group will only bring more 'destruction'.

SDF

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Iran's Evin prison, Ansar-e Hezbollah face new US sanctions

Two entities, six individuals and a technology group accused of acting on behalf of the government to silence dissent.

Evin prison

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Israel approves more than 2,000 settlement units in West Bank

Since US President Donald Trump came to office, Israel has approved construction of more than 14,000 settlement units.

Jewish settlement in Hebron

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'Shells still land in our areas': Ramadan in war-torn Taiz

Yemenis suffer from limited access to food and water during the holy month, after more than three years of war.

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