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Amnesty urges probe into claims of UAE torture in Yemen

Rights group calls on UN to investigate claim that thousands were arbitrarily detained and tortured in southern Yemen.

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Lieberman: Abbas seeks to spark new Israeli-Hamas war

Israeli defence minister says cutting payments for electricity in Gaza aims at dragging Hamas into conflict with Israel.

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Iraq PM: Mosul liberation to be announced in few days

Al-Abadi made the announcement as government troops were pushing into Bab al-Beed neighbourhood in Mosul's Old City.

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Israel calls for Saudi Arabia ties and state visits

Intelligence minister Katz invites King Salman to send crown prince to Israel in order to establish mutual ties.

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Turkey, Saudi Arabia discuss efforts to end Qatar rift

Agreement reached on increasing efforts to end tension between Gulf states and Qatar, sources from Erdogan's office say.

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Kushner meets Abbas, Netanyahu in bid to restart talks

Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law held meetings with Palestine and Israel leaders aimed at continuing talks.

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UN: ISIL targets children of families fleeing Mosul

UNICEF says children being killed by the armed group during 'one of the most brutal wars in recent history'.

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Iran calls on Riyadh to free Saudi-detained 'fishermen'

Tehran urges Saudi Arabia to release the three Iranians and pay compensation for shooting dead another.

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HRW: UAE backs torture and disappearances in Yemen

Rights group says United Arab Emirates forcibly disappears people, operates secret prisons, and backs torture in Yemen.

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Profile: Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

Newly crowned prince is known to be pragmatic on domestic issues and keen on aggressively countering influence of Iran.

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