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Egypt Slams New U.N. Rights Chief over 'Unfair Trial'

Egypt on Tuesday voiced outrage at the new U.N. rights chief's assertions that 75 death sentences confirmed by an Egyptian court at the weekend were based on an "unfair trial" and should be reversed.

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Iran Calls on Iraq to Hand Over Kurdish Rebels

Iran's armed forces chief of staff called on Tuesday for the authorities in Iraq and its Kurdish region to "expel" Iranian-Kurdish rebels on their territory, local media reported. 

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EU Nations Urge Israel Not to Demolish West Bank Village

Five European countries have urged Israel not to raze a Palestinian Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, where authorities are allowed to move ahead with the demolition as early as Wednesday.

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Turkey Says Alarmed by U.S. Move to Shut Palestinian Mission

Turkey expressed alarm Tuesday over the United States shuttering the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) mission in Washington, saying it showed America could no longer be an impartial player in the peace process.

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EU Condemns Egypt's Mass Death Sentence

The European Union on Tuesday condemned death sentences passed on 75 people in Egypt, saying there were "serious doubts" over whether the defendants had been given a fair trial.

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Erdogan Urges Russia, Iran to Stop 'Disaster' in Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on Russia and Iran to halt a looming "humanitarian disaster" in Idlib, saying Syrians there could not be left to the mercy of President Bashar al-Assad.

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Palestinians Renew ICC Push against Israel despite U.S. Pressure

The Palestinians announced a fresh push against Israel at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, a day after the United States said it was closing their Washington mission partly over the campaign.

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25 Years after Oslo, Young Palestinians See Little Hope

Abed Zughayer is like many young Palestinians when he considers the legacy of the Oslo accords, the first of which was signed 25 years ago this week.

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IS Ambush Kills 21 Regime Fighters in Southern Syria

An ambush by the Islamic State jihadist group has killed 21 regime fighters in Syria's southern province of Sweida, a Britain-based war monitor said on Tuesday. 

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Russia to Brief U.N. Security Council on Syria's Idlib

Russia will brief the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday about the results of the Tehran summit it held with Iran and Turkey on the fate of Syria's Idlib province, diplomats said.

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