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Egypt arrests former Sisi campaigner turned critic

The arrest of Hazim Abdelazim is the latest in Egypt's ongoing crackdown on dissenting voices.

A journalist sits beside pictures of fellow journalists

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Israel begins building marine barrier along Gaza border

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says the new barrier will prevent the 'possibility of infiltrating' Israel by sea.

Gaza's fishermen

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Top Egypt court orders month-long YouTube ban over Prophet video

Ruling ends a long appeals process over 2012 film, Innocence of Muslims, which depicts Prophet Muhammad negatively.

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Russian troops killed during rebel raid in Syria's Deir Az Zor

At least 92 Russian soldiers have been killed in Syria since September 2015, Russia's defence ministry says.

Russian troops

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Israel kills three Palestinians in Gaza tank shelling

Israeli military and Palestinian sources say Israeli soldiers targeted an observation post.

Palestinian mourns

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US lawmakers call Pentagon to probe torture allegations in Yemen

House of Representatives votes to require defence secretary to determine whether US troops were involved in torture.

torture allegations in Yemen

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New US sanctions target aircraft used by Iran's Rouhani

Analysts say sanctions imposed on Dena Airways' lone aircraft is aimed at 'humiliating' President Hassan Rouhani.

Dena Airways

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Israeli top court 'gives green light' to use of live fire in Gaza

Israel's Supreme Court criticised after upholding use of lethal force against Palestinians protesting in Gaza Strip.

Palestinian medics

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Cyclone hits Yemeni island Socotra, 19 missing

Cars and boats have been swept away as heavy rains and strong winds prompted a state of emergency on the UNESCO world heritage site.

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US must reject $1bn arms sales to Bahrain: HRW

Rights group denounces plans to sell weapons to Gulf island nation citing its 'dismal record on human rights'.

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