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Turkey passes bill to strip politicians of immunity

The move paves the way for the trials of several pro-Kurdish and other legislators.

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Israeli minister resigns after row with Netanyahu

Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon cites lack of trust after Netanyahu reportedly offered his position to Avigdor Lieberman.

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Search steps up for missing EgyptAir flight

Confusion persists and search intensifies as Egypt says "terror" attack more likely than technical failure.

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Turkey's AKP taps Binali Yildirim for PM's post

Transport minister to be ruling party's sole candidate in move expected to be cement Erdogan's hold on government.

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Israel frees Palestinian journalist Mohammed al-Qeek

Mohammed al-Qeeq spent 94 days on hunger strike before reaching deal with Israeli officials in February for his release.

Mohammed al-Qeeq

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Turkey's army says PKK may have downed helicopter

Turkish military says a helicopter that crashed last week may have been downed by the PKK with a ground-to-air missile.

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Kerry and Egypt's Sisi discuss Middle East conflicts

US secretary of state holds talks in Cairo a day after Egyptian leader vowed to work for Israeli-Palestinian settlement.

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Families wait for answers to missing EgyptAir plane

Fate of airliner carrying 66 people from Paris to Cairo shrouded in mystery amid conflicting reports of debris sighting.

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Fighting continues in Syria as world leaders gather

Support group renews call in Vienna for end to hostilities and immediate humanitarian access to besieged communities.

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Yemen's Houthis accused of torturing rivals

Amnesty International says rebels carrying out a campaign of violence to silence their opponents.

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