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Palestinian teen killed by Israeli army during clashes

Violence erupts after a raid by Israeli security forces in a village south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

 Palestinians

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Bomb blast kills three policemen in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Explosion targets armoured vehicle carrying riot police in Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir province.

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Bahrain city hall set on fire after executions

Protests erupt after the firing squad execution of three Shia men accused of 2014 deadly bombing.

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Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay inmates at US request

Transfer is part of a push by outgoing President Obama to shrink the prison's inmate population before leaving office.

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Sinai residents accuse state of extrajudicial killings

Ministry labels 10 slain youths "terrorists" but El Arish residents vow to "bring to justice all those who killed" them.

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Syria's war: Rebel groups to attend Astana peace talks

Delegation of opposition factions to attend next week's meeting but others, including Ahrar al-Sham, will not join in.

Rebel groups

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Court rejects Red Sea islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

In final verdict, Egyptian court rules against government agreement to hand over Tiran and Sanafir to Saudi Arabia.

Tiran and Sanafir

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'Shelling kills civilians' in Syria's Wadi Barada area

Monitoring group says seven dead in government assault on village in contested valley which supplies water to Damascus.

Wadi Barada

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Bahrain executes three men over police killings

Trio convicted of carrying out a 2014 deadly attack on police executed by firing squad, state news agency reports.

Bahrain's Shia majority

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South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed kidnapped

Shiraaz Mohamed taken by unidentified armed men near Turkey border while on assignment for Gift of the Givers charity.

Shiraaz Mohamed

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