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I will name a Golan town after Trump, says Israel's Netanyahu

The move is to honour the US president for recognising Israeli sovereignty over the territory.

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Saudi prisoner 'executed and crucified'

The man was one of 37 people executed on charges of terrorism, an official statement says.

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Etihad Airways pioneers plastic-free flying

Etihad Airways has completed the first long-haul flight while replacing 95 single-use plastic items.

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UAE woman Munira Abdulla wakes up after 27 years in a coma

Munira Abdulla, from the United Arab Emirates, had been unconscious since 1991 after a car crash.

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7 people were killed in the siege of an Afghan government ministry. All 5 attackers are also dead, officials say

An hours-long siege in Kabul ended Saturday after security forces killed all five attackers, authorities said.

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Libya crisis: Clashes erupt south of capital Tripoli

The UN-backed government says it launched a counter-offensive against Gen Khalifa Haftar's forces.

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Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Parties Embrace Technology and Emerge Stronger

The rabbis’ instructions ruled the day in the country’s recent parliamentary elections. Now, the politicians are preparing for a clash over state and religion.

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Syria war: IS 'kills 35' government troops in desert attacks

Reports say dozens of troops loyal to the government have been killed by militants since Thursday.

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Egypt referendum: Voters urged to back extended Sisi term

Rights groups fear the referendum, which was organised in just a few days, won't be free or fair.

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Read CNN's Fast Facts and learn more about the Islamic Republic of Iran in Central Asia.

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Libya crisis: Trump speaks to insurgent General Haftar

Mr Trump's call suggests he endorses General Haftar, unlike some of his allies.

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A vulture's odyssey into Yemeni war zone

Nelson was captured by a militia who believed the vulture was transmitting military secrets.

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Erdogan's party calls for new elections in Istanbul

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, known as AKP, is asking the country's election council for a redo of the mayoral election in Istanbul, the country's financial capital and its largest city.

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Sadaf Khadem: Iranian female boxer halts return over arrest fears

Sadaf Khadem believes she could be held for breaking Iran's dress code during a bout in France.

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'Shrouded in secrecy': Saudi women activists' trial hearing delayed

The women have long campaigned for equal rights and an end to the male guardianship system.

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Yemen war: Trump vetoes bill to end US support for Saudi-led coalition

The president has vetoed a bill that would have ended the US support for the Saudi-led coalition.

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Egypt's parliament votes to expand Sisi's powers

Egypt's Parliament has approved constitutional changes that will allow President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to tighten his grip on government and stay in power until 2030, as authorities block a growing online petition against the changes.

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Bahrain revokes citizenship of 138 people in mass trial

Bahrain has revoked the nationality of 138 people convicted of terrorism in a mass trial, according to the kingdom's state news agency.

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Shamima Begum: Why women support terror

Women are often portrayed as peacemakers, but research suggests they can play an active role in extremism.

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Israel Invokes Anti-Boycott Law to Order Human Rights Worker Deported

The case, involving a Human Rights Watch worker, tests the boundaries of criticism and protest in Israel. The advocacy group will appeal to Israel’s ...

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El-Sisi Could Stay in Power Until 2030 Under Egypt Plan

The vote was seen by critics as another step back to authoritarianism, eight years after a pro-democracy uprising ended Hosni Mubarak’s three-decade ...

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Egypt constitutional changes could mean Sisi rule until 2030

Parliament approves constitutional changes that could keep President Sisi in power until 2030.

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Bahrain revokes citizenship of 138 people after mass trial

The defendants were convicted after a mass trial of being members of an Iran-linked "terrorist cell".

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Israeli scientists ‘print 3D heart using human tissue’

Israeli scientists say they have created the world’s first 3D-printed heart using human tissue.

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Red Cross makes appeal for staff abducted in Syria

One of three staff abducted in 2013 is thought to be in the hands of the Islamic State group.

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