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31 sentenced to death in Hisham Barakat's killing

Hisham Barakat, who oversaw President Mubarak's acquittal, was killed in a car bombing near his house in Cairo in 2015.

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Qatar rebuts Bahrain destabilisation claim

Foreign ministry says 2011 phone recording pertains to Qatari mediation efforts made with approval of Bahrain officials.

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Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account restored

Doha-based network says brief suspension of official account appeared to be caused by an 'organised campaign'.

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Palestinians reject ISIL claim of Jerusalem attacks

Hamas says ISIL claim that three of its fighters attacked Israeli police is false and an attempt to 'muddy the waters'.

Jerusalem's Old City

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Lebanese parliament passes law paving way for new polls

A May 2018 vote will be based on proportional representation and 15 districts, replacing the winner-takes-all system.

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Saudis and allies working on list of Qatar 'grievances'

Saudi foreign minister's announcement comes as Turkey continues diplomatic efforts to resolve Gulf diplomatic crisis.

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TRT reporter says S Arabia briefly detained his team

Statement by Pakistani reporter says he was held with his cameraman while covering a visit by Turkey's foreign minister.

Mevlut Cavusoglu

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UN believes up to 150,000 civilians trapped in Mosul

ISIL is preventing civilians fleeing and plans to use them as human shields ahead of final battle for Old City, UN says.

western Mosul

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Saudi 'rejects' Turkey offer to build base in kingdom

Unnamed official says kingdom 'cannot allow Turkey to build military bases on its territories', SPA news agency reports.

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet

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Palestinians shot dead after Jerusalem Old City attacks

Three Palestinians killed by Israeli forces after separate attacks at Damascus Gate near Jerusalem's Old City.

Israeli policemen

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