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Cleric Salman al-Awda 'held over Qatar tweet'

Salman al-Awda detained over refusal to tweet specific text to support the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar, his family says.

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Ahmed Shafik pulls out of Egypt presidential race

The former prime minister says he 'is not the ideal person to lead the state during the coming period'.

Ahmed Shafik

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Arab League aims to nullify Trump's Jerusalem move

Arab foreign ministers push for UN resolution recognising a Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi

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Deadly air raids hit Syria's Eastern Ghouta

At least 17 killed and dozens injured in Syrian government bombardments on the weekend, monitors report.

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Saudi arrests 11 princes over economic protest: SPA

Move comes as King Salman decrees a series of financial payouts to ease the cost of living.

King Salman

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UN rights office raises alarm over Egypt executions

Statement from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights comes after 20 people were reportedly put to death.

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Iranians hit the streets in show of government support

Chants of 'Death to America, Israel, Britain' ring out as thousands rally throughout Iran backing the government.

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Russia: US exploiting Iran protest to sink nuclear deal

Russian ambassador to the UN derides American demand for emergency Security Council meeting on Iran demonstrations.

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Palestinians rally against Greek Orthodox patriarch

Angry scenes in Bethlehem as Theophilos III's convoy is pelted with eggs over alleged role in sale of land to Israelis.

Greek Orthodox patriarch

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Egypt hosts 'told to convince viewers' over Jerusalem

New York Times says tapes it obtained reveal how intel official told hosts to persuade Egyptians to accept Trump's move.

Jerusalem

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