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Red Cross pulls 71 foreign staff out of Yemen over security risks

Aid agency calls on all warring sides to provide security guarantees so it can continue its life-saving work.

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Turkey halts migrant re-admission deal with Greece

Days after Greece released Turkish soldiers from prison, Turkey suspends migrant return deal.

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Saudi court sentences four to death for links to Iran

The court said the four were guilty of conspiring to kill 'prominent figures' in the predominantly Sunni Gulf nation.

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Putin: Russia military 'will stay' in Syria - but not long-term

In a televised call-in show, Russian president calls Syrian war 'a unique tool by which to improve our armed forces'.

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New Jordan PM pledges to scrap controversial income tax bill

Omar al-Razzaz said his government would repeal the bill days after he was appointed in the wake of mass protests.

Jordan's new Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz

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UAE, Saudi hold first meeting of the two-nation council

The two countries had formed a separate military and trade partnership amid the GCC rift.

Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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Deadly twin blasts hit a Shia mosque in Baghdad

At least seven people are killed and 20 others wounded in the attack on the predominantly Shia Sadr City district.

Shia mosque in Baghdad

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Israeli army kills Palestinian youth in occupied West Bank

Ezzadin Tamimi was shot dead during an arrest attempt over stone throwing, Palestinian media outlets say.

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Iraq orders recount of all 11 million votes from May 12 election

Parliament orders a manual recount of all ballots and sacks electoral commission members who oversaw the process.

May 12 election

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Egypt PM resigns after President Sisi sworn into office

The move is in line with the political tradition that government should resign at start of new presidential term.

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