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Bahrain Court Overturns Stripping of 92 Shiites' Citizenship

A Bahraini appeals court overturned a decision to strip the citizenship of 92 Shiites jailed for plotting to form an Iran-linked "terror" group, a judicial source said Sunday.

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Palestinians Free Businessman who Attended Bahrain Workshop

The Palestinian Authority has released from custody a West Bank businessman arrested for attending a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain aimed at starting a Middle East peace effort, a family source said Sunday.

Salah Abu Mayala, a businessman from the city of Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was arrested Saturday and released late that night after taking part in last week's conference which the PA boycotted.

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Israel ِArrests Palestinian minister in Jerusalem

Israeli police said Sunday they had detained and were questioning the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, while a source close to the official said he was arrested in his home.

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UN Report: 7,500 Kids Killed or Wounded in Yemen since 2013

Over 7,500 children have been killed or wounded in Yemen in the last 5 1/2 years as a result of airstrikes, shelling, fighting, suicide attacks, mines and other unexploded ordnance, according to a U.N. report released Friday.

The report by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the killings and injuries were among 11,779 grave violations against children during the period between April 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2018.

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US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters to Qatar amid Iran Tensions

The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time, its military said Friday, adding to a buildup of US forces in the Gulf amid tensions with Iran.

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Trump 'Angry' about Khashoggi Murder, but Says 'No One' Blames Crown Prince

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he is "extremely angry" about the murder of a Saudi journalist but that nobody had "pointed a finger" at the Kingdom's leader.

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Haftar Vows Attacks on Turkish Assets in Libya

Strongman Khalifa Haftar has threatened to attack Turkish interests in Libya after suffering a serious setback in his push to take the capital Tripoli, accusing Ankara of backing his rivals. 

Anti-Haftar forces supporting Libya's internationally recognised government announced Wednesday they had retaken the strategic town of Gharyan in a surprise attack, seizing the main supply base for Haftar's months-long offensive.

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Gulf, Israel Closer after Bahrain Meet but Full Ties Unlikely

The US-organised economic workshop in Bahrain failed to deliver tangible results over the long-awaited Middle East peace plan but it opened the door for closer Israeli-Gulf ties, analysts say.

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No 'Power Vacuum' in Tunisia despite President's Illness, Says Advisor

Tunisia is not at risk of a power vacuum despite the sudden hospitalisation of President Beji Caid Essebsi, one of his advisors said Friday, describing veteran leader's condition as stable.

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HRW: Syria Aid Rigged, Donors and Aid Agencies Risk Abetting Abuse

The Syrian regime is co-opting aid and reconstruction assistance, Human Rights Watch said Friday, warning humanitarian players that they risked complicity in human rights abuses.

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