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Iran takes US to ICJ over re-imposed sanctions

Iranian officials have repeatedly accused US of imposing illegal sanctions after pulling out from the Iran nuclear deal.

Javad Zarif

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Egypt passes bill shielding military officers from prosecution

Bill could make senior officers immune from future prosecution tied to the violence after the ouster of Mohamed Morsi.

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Israel strikes Syrian army base in Aleppo

Syria confirms air strikes struck position near al-Nairab airbase in Aleppo as fighting rages in Quneitra province.

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Syria: Government troops widen offensive near Quneitra

Military operation comes hours after 15 buses arrived to take about 500 fighters to the opposition-controlled north.

Deraa

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Tear gas and water cannon fired at Iraqi protesters in Basra

At least seven people injured as unrest over jobs, poor services and corruption continues to flare in southern Iraq.

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Israeli air raids kill two Palestinian teens in Gaza

Hamas says it launched rockets and mortars in response to Israeli air strikes, which also wounded 14 Palestinians.

Waleed al-Nimri mourns

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Iraq: Protests rage over poor public services, unemployment

Demonstrations began in the southern city of Basra over high unemployment and a lack of basic services.

Protesters burned tires

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Israeli forces kill 15-year-old Palestinian, wound scores

Protests began on March 30 calling for the right of return of refugees, which make up 70 percent of Gaza's population.

Palestinians watch a protest

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Syrian government raises flag in Deraa, birthplace of revolt

State TV says the army hoisted the flag near the post office, as President Assad takes further control of the country.

People hold a Syrian flag

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US calls on European allies to take harsh line against Iran

The US appeal to EU leaders comes as some of Tehran's biggest oil customers appear to be succumbing to the US pressure.

Mike Pompeo

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