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    Egypt blocks 21 websites, including Al Jazeera

    Reuters | Updated at 10:35am on May 25, 2017

    Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for ‘supporting terrorism’, state news agency MENA and...

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    Chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack: UN

    Associated Press | Updated at 10:50am on May 24, 2017

    A team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure ‘to sarin or a sarin-like substance’ in samples from an April 4 attack in northern...

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    Qatar says state news website hacked, fake article published

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:45am on May 24, 2017

    Qatar says hackers broke into the website of its state-run news agency and published a fake story quoting the country's ruling emir...

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    Five killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

    Associated Press | Updated at 08:25am on May 24, 2017

    Bahrain police raided a town Tuesday that is home to a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation, arresting 286 people in an assault in which...

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    Trump wants ME peace ‘compromise’ but says won’t be easy

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 01:00am on May 24, 2017

    US president Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace Tuesday as he wrapped up a closely watched visit, but offered...

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    Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

    Agence France-Presse . Jerusalem | Updated at 12:21am on May 23, 2017

    US president Donald Trump travelled to Jerusalem on Monday to seek ways to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace, but also used the visit to again lash out...

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    Trump visits Israel amid tight security

    BBC | Updated at 08:40am on May 22, 2017

    US president Donald Trump is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories, as he continues his Middle East trip...

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    Fight global extremism

    Agence France-Presse . Riyadh | Updated at 12:29am on May 22, 2017

    US president Donald Trump on Sunday urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion, describing the struggle against...

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    Trump joins Saudi sword dance

    Associated Press | Updated at 09:05am on May 21, 2017

    President Donald Trump on Saturday briefly joined Saudi King Salman in a traditional male-only sword dance before a state dinner in his honour...

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    Rouhani wins re-election

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:47am on May 21, 2017

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters backed his efforts to rebuild foreign ties and kickstart the struggling economy...