The military branch of Gaza's ruling organization has executed a top commander "because he violated rules and ethics." At least four Palestinians in Gaza have been sentenced to death for spying for Israel in 2016.
Tens of thousands of migrants have crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey to arrive in Greece this year, the UN has said. The influx comes as fighting between government forces, Islamists and rebels intensifies in Syria.
The United Arab Emirates has said it's prepared to send ground troops to Syria as part of the international coalition fighting "Islamic State." The move comes after a similar pledge from neighboring Saudi Arabia.
Israeli censors are increasingly requiring bloggers to submit posts for prepublication review. The military has been reaching out to bloggers on Facebook - opening a new social media frontier for an old media law.
The EU has said "EU-funded structures" providing humanitarian support in the West Bank have been destroyed. The UN, rights organizations and civil society groups have slammed Israel's demolition of Palestinian housing.
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After disappearing on the fifth anniversary of Egypt's 2011 uprising, Giulio Regeni's body was found in a ditch in Cairo. Egyptian officials have offered contradictory explanations for the student and journalist's death.
Saudi Arabia is prepared to deploy ground troops for an international mission in Syria. It is a highly perilous proposition, writes DW's Rainer Sollich.
The Syrian army has retaken two key rebel strongholds in a major push supported by the Russian air force, a monitoring group said. NATO head Stoltenberg says Russian airstrikes are "undermining" the peace process.
Strategic battlefield gains by the Syrian regime have sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing towards the Turkish border. The UN is urging warring parties to return to the negotiating table.
An Israeli teenager has been sentenced to life in prison and another was given 21 years, for the murder of a young Palestinian in the run-up to the recent Gaza war. The youths kidnapped their victim and burned him alive.
The Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation after discovering the remains of the missing Italian student on the outskirts of Cairo. The body of the 28-year old reportedly showed signs of torture.
Paris and Washington have slammed the Syrian regime for continuing airstrikes against rebels during planned peace discussions in Geneva. Opposition forces have said they will not negotiate until the strikes stop.
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