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Cairo court delays verdict in mass trial over Rabaa protest

Some of the defendants, including award-winning photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, could face death penalty if convicted.

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UN warns of 'catastrophe' as 160,000 flee southern Syria push

Number of displaced people jumps amid UN alarm at reports of fleeing civilians being forced to pay for safe passage.

southern Syria

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Iraq executes 12 ISIL members on death row: PM's office

The executions were carried out after PM Haider al-Abadi vowed to avenge the killing of eight captives by ISIL.

Hawija

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Temporary truce in Syria's Deraa set to expire as thousands flee

The government and the rebel group FSA agree to a Russian-brokered 12-hour truce that began at midnight on Friday.

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'Jordan, Palestine and Saudi Arabia warn Israel against Turkey'

Israeli daily Haaretz alleges the three Arab states have warned Israel of creeping Turkish influence in East Jerusalem.

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Iraqi PM orders immediate execution of 'all convicted terrorists'

At least 300 people, including around 100 foreign women, are on death row in Iraq and hundreds bagged life imprisonment.

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MEE reveals how Trump confidant shared information with UAE

Leaked emails show a close working relationship between the Emiratis and Trump's circle while he was still a candidate.

Yousef al-Otaiba, UAE ambassador to the US

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Iran: Khamenei urges judiciary to confront those who harm econom

Members of Iran's judiciary say 'economic saboteurs' could face capital punishment, up to 20 years in jail.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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UN top court begins hearing Qatar lawsuit against UAE

Doha accuses the United Arab Emirates of discrimination against Qatar and its citizens.

Qatar lawsuit

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Saudis arrest another women's right activist

The arrest of Hatoon al-Fassi is part of Riyadh's crackdown on activists in the kingdom.

women's right

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