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Marwan Barghouti's health in serious decline: NGO

Marwan Barghouti refuses medical treatment after joining hunger strike with 1,100 other prisoners in Israel, NGO says.

Marwan Barghouti

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Ambush kills off-duty Iraqi soldiers in Anbar province

Attack comes a day after deaths of three police officers in ISIL suicide bombings in a town south of Mosul.

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Al-Qaeda's Zawahiri calls for 'guerrilla war' in Syria

Online audio message by Zawahiri calls on opposition to prepare for 'long war against Crusaders and their Shia allies'.

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

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Egypt's Abdel Fattah el-Sisi visits Saudi Arabia

Egyptian president heads to Riyadh for meeting aimed at 'bolstering strategic relations' between the two powers.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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Qatar hunters held captive for 16 months express relief

Two men abducted while hunting in southern Iraq relish their new-found freedom as they return home.

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ISIL attacks police station near Mosul

Fighters target police base in Hamam al-Alil, south of Mosul, killing at least one police officer, Iraqi officials say.

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Deadly Israeli strikes target Syria's Quneitra province

Deaths of fighters reported as government positions in Golan Heights are targeted for second time in recent days.

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Human Rights Watch calls for end to Egypt military aid

US and others urged to cut military aid to Egypt after video of apparent summary executions surfaces.

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Government forces advance against rebels north of Hama

Government forces retake the town of Halfaya near Hama city and push deeper into rebel-held areas of Damascus.

Hama

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Activists ramp up pressure on Lebanon's rape law

Calls increase for the repeal of controversial law allowing rapists to avoid punishment if they marry their victims.

Lebanon's rape law

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