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Hamas rejects disarmament talk ahead of reconciliation deadline

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Palestinian movement Hamas again refused to disarm on Monday ahead of a key reconciliation deadline, instead threatening to carry out attacks against Israel in the West Bank.
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Saudi vows new Islamic alliance 'will wipe terrorists from the earth'

Riyadh (AFP) - Saudi Arabia's crown prince vowed to "pursue terrorists until they are wiped from the face of the earth" as officials from 40 Muslim countries gathered Sunday in the first meeting of an Islamic counter-terrorism alliance....
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Saudi-Israeli Friendship Is Driving the Rest of the Middle East Together

...The Saudi attempt to isolate Qatar has failed miserably, and the continuous effort to paint Iran as the main cause of tension in the region seems to have reached a point of no return......
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Hamas alleges Israeli spies used Bosnian passports for assassination

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Hamas on Thursday alleged Israeli spies used Bosnian passports to enter Tunisia and assassinate one of its drone experts as the Palestinian movement announced details of its probe into the December incident....
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Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader loses appeal against life sentence

CAIRO (Reuters) - The leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood movement, Mohamed Badie, lost his appeal on Wednesday against a life sentence for his role in violent clashes during political turmoil in 2013, judicial sources said. ...
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Nasrallah says Saad Hariri resignation 'illegal'

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah has declared that the country's prime minister is currently detained in Saudi Arabia and that his "forced" resignation is unconstitutional because it was done "under pressure"....
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Israel instructs diplomats to support Saudis: Cable

Nazareth - Israel has instructed its overseas embassies to lobby their respective host countries in support of Saudi Arabia and its apparent efforts to destabilise Lebanon, a recently leaked diplomatic cable shows....
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Saudi citizen kidnapped in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Nov 10 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said on Friday a Saudi citizen had been kidnapped in Lebanon, a country with which it is in a diplomatic crisis....
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Bahrain investigates nighttime oil pipeline blast, fire

Authorities in Bahrain say they are investigating an oil pipeline explosion and fire in the island kingdom that sent flames shooting into the night sky....
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