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Trump seeks to win over Muslims with Islam speech

After saying 'Islam hates us' and calling for a Muslim travel ban, Trump seeks to reset relations with Islamic world.

Council Summit in Riyadh

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Erdogan elected leader of Turkey's ruling party

President Erdogan vows to fight Turkey's enemies home and abroad as he was chosen to lead the AK party.

Tayyip Erdogan

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Three sentenced to death over killing of Mazen Faqha

Two suspects sentenced to death by hanging while a third suspect is to face a firing squad, Gaza court decides.

Hisham A

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Rouhani: Iran ready to promote relations with the world

Elected for a second term, Iran's president says people 'interaction with the world' over violence and extremism.

Friday's vote

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Activist Husam-al Abdallat accused of defamation

Husam-al Abdallat arrested after a complaint was filed against him by two officials whom he accused of corruption.

Husam al-Abdallat

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Iraq: Dozens killed in wave of suicide car bomb attacks

Suicide bombers kill more than 50 people in separate attacks in Baghdad and Basra, police say.

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Syria rebels leave last Homs neighbourhood

About 3,000 people including 700 rebels, are being taken out of Waer district, according to provincial governor.

Homs

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Hassan Rouhani wins Iran's presidential election

Final results show incumbent president emphatically beating rival Ebrahim Raisi to extend his time in office.

President Hassan Rouhani

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Profile: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

President of Iran comes from clerical background, and has served the government in several capacities in the past.

Hassan Rouhani

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US and Saudi Arabia sign arms deals worth almost $110bn

White House official says the deals support long-term security of Saudis and Gulf region in the face of Iran threats.

Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman

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