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Dareen Tatour sentenced to five months in prison over poem

Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour convicted for posting a poem titled 'Resist, my people resist them' on social media.

Dareen Tatour

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Syria talks led by Russia, Iran and Turkey revived in Sochi

Meetings in Black Sea resort city held within the framework of Astana diplomatic track also attended by UN officials.

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

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Israel intercepts aid boat bound for besieged Gaza Strip

Vessel carrying some 23 people is redirected to the Israeli port of Ashdod, a week after setting off from Italy.

The Awda

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Syria's Kurds hope for 'new state and system' via Assad talks

SDF's Riad Darar speaks with about prospects of creating a 'decentralised' state alongside Syrian government.

Syria's Kurds

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Egypt: Cairo court sentences 75 protesters to death

Senior members of outlawed Muslim Brotherhood among those ordered executed by the Cairo Criminal Court.

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US-backed Syrian Kurds agree to 'roadmap' with Assad government

Controlling more than one-quarter of Syria, SDF agrees to work with the regime towards a 'decentralised Syria'.

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US plans to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

Effort to forge the Middle East Strategic Alliance with Sunni Muslim allies will likely raise tensions with Shia Iran.

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Saudi-led air raids target Yemen's Hodeidah

The offensive comes a day after Houthi rebels said they attacked Abu Dhabi international airport using a drone.

Yemen's Hodeidah

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Syria: Kurdish delegation in Damascus for talks with government

US-backed Kurdish forces, which control more than a quarter of Syrian territory, will likely push for regional autonomy.

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Hundreds of Bahrainis stripped of citizenship: report

Since 2012, 738 people lost their citizenship including journalists, human rights activists and religious scholars.

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