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Middle East

Egypt marks five years since 'Rabaa massacre'

Human Rights Watch said attack on a sit-in protest of Mohamed Morsi supporters in Cairo in 2013, was 'the largest mass killing in Egypt's modern history'.

Egypt marks five years since 'Rabaa massacre'

Latin America

Maduro accuses Colombia's president of assassination attempt

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos dismissed allegations he was involved in the attack.

Maduro accuses Colombia's president of assassination attempt

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

UN: All-out war narrowly avoided after Israel-Hamas ceasefire

Egyptian-brokered ceasefire appears to be holding after two Palestinians killed in the latest escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

UN: All-out war narrowly avoided after Israel-Hamas ceasefire

Middle East

Gaza marks more than 100 days since mass protests began

Living conditions haven't improved since the weekly demonstrations began 105 days ago.

Gaza marks more than 100 days since mass protests began

Syria's War

What is effect of Syria regime's recapture of Jordan crossing?

Retaking of main border crossing that reconnects trade route from Turkey and Lebanon to Arabian Peninsula could have serious economic effects.

What is effect of Syria regime's recapture of Jordan crossing?

Middle East

Will Turkey's Erdogan become too powerful after re-election?

Sunday's vote ushers in a powerful new executive presidency long sought by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who insists there will be plenty of checks and balances.

Will Turkey's Erdogan become too powerful after re-election?

Middle East

Turkey election: Opposition takes campaign to the street

Squeezed out of access to traditional media, Turkey's opposition parties are campaigning in a more personal way; face-to-face, on the streets.

Turkey election: Opposition takes campaign to the street

Middle East

Ramadan in Jerusalem: Fines for use of traditional drums

The police sees noise offences and disturbing the peace as one of the most serious offences that can cause harm to the public and the quality of life of local residents

Ramadan in Jerusalem: Fines for use of traditional drums

Gaza

Hamas under pressure to deliver improvements in Gaza

Reopening of Rafah crossing by Egypt seen as only apparent concession after weeks of deadly protests at Israel's fence.

Hamas under pressure to deliver improvements in Gaza

Gaza

Hamas under pressure after Gaza protests fail to bring change

Protests near the Gaza border fence that left more than 100 people dead have brought no relief from Israel's 11-year siege.

Hamas under pressure after Gaza protests fail to bring change

Middle East

The bias in Israeli media coverage of Gaza protests

Many Israeli journalists rely on the military for information and access to areas where news is happening. Fear of losing that access stops reporters from challenging the military’s narrative that the protesters were trying to invade Israel.

The bias in Israeli media coverage of Gaza protests

Middle East

UN votes to send war crimes investigators to Gaza

UN Human Rights Council decides to urgently dispatch investigators to probe Israel's killing of Palestinians in Gaza.

UN votes to send war crimes investigators to Gaza