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Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

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Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

The Turkish Boeing 747 crashed just outside the Manas airport killing people in the residential area adjacent to the airport as well as those on the plane.

Date of publication: 16 January, 2017

Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

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Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian court on Monday said it was its 'unanimous' decision that the two islands, Tiran and Sanafir, were sovereign Egyptian territories.

Power-aid: Qatar picks up Gaza electricity bill

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Power-aid: Qatar picks up Gaza electricity bill

Qatar agreed on Sunday to pay $12 million over three months to Gazan authorities after protests erupted in the blockaded strip on Friday. Hamas ...

Is Russia set to train Libyan strongman Haftar's troops?

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Is Russia set to train Libyan strongman Haftar's troops?

Moscow is set to send military experts to Tobruk, Libya, to train forces loyal ...

Suspected Qaeda attack kills four soldiers in Yemen

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Suspected Qaeda attack kills four soldiers in Yemen

Four Yemeni soldiers were killed in the town of Loder after an attack by militants.

US transfers 10 Guantanamo prisoners to Oman

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US transfers 10 Guantanamo prisoners to Oman

Oman has accepted 10 inmates from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office.

Trump calls Syrian refugees 'illegals' in NATO-bashing, Brexit-backing interview

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Trump calls Syrian refugees 'illegals' in NATO-bashing, Brexit-backing interview

US President-elect Donald Trump has made a series of explosive comments likely to rattle US allies as he calls NATO "obsolete", praises Brexit and slams Merkel's "catastrophic" refugee policy.

Activists call 'massacre' as blood flows in Damascus water-wars

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Activists call 'massacre' as blood flows in Damascus water-wars

At least 10 people were killed in Syrian regime shelling of a centre for internally displaced people in Wadi Barada on Sunday, according to ...

Death count rising in Yemen's contested Bab al-Mandab strait

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Death count rising in Yemen's contested Bab al-Mandab strait

On Sunday pro-Houthi media outlets reported that the Iran-affiliated group had carried out a successful special operation in Taiz province that ...

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Kurdistan shuts down Iran over commander's Saudi spy claims

The KRG has said only it had the right to decide if foreign states can operate consulates on its territory after an Iranian commander said Riyadh should not be permitted.

Palestinians welcome Paris summit statement amid UK 'reservations'

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Palestinians welcome Paris summit statement amid UK 'reservations'

The PLO has welcomed the closing statement of a Middle East peace summit held in Paris on Sunday to reaffirm global support for a Palestinian state alongside an Israeli state.

Sudan's Bashir orders six-month ceasefire extension in three regions

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Sudan's Bashir orders six-month ceasefire extension in three regions

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered a six-month extension to a ceasefire in the war-torn regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

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Hamas implore Qatar, Turkey to alleviate Gaza electricity crisis

Qatar agreed on Sunday to pay $12 million over three months to Gazan authorities after protests erupted in the blockaded strip on Friday. Hamas is also seeking Ankara's help.

'US had no Iraq WMD intelligence' Egypt's ElBaradei claims

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'US had no Iraq WMD intelligence' Egypt's ElBaradei claims

An explosive interview with Egypt's former Vice President Mohammed ElBaradei ...

Six years on: Tunisians remember their revolution

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Six years on: Tunisians remember their revolution

Tunisia marked the sixth anniversary of the fall of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali without fanfare, after official recognition of failures on economic and social fronts.

Syria: Clashes erupt after regime negotiator killed near Damascus

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Syria: Clashes erupt after regime negotiator killed near Damascus

Syrian regime officials and rebels have accused one another of killing former army officer who brokered deal to restore water supply to Damascus.

IS leader Baghdadi 'trapped in Mosul', Iraqi militias claim

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IS leader Baghdadi 'trapped in Mosul', Iraqi militias claim

Following earlier claims from Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces militias that Baghdadi had escaped besieged Mosul, a leader from the group now believes the IS leader is stuck in the city.

Syrian regime launch Deir az-Zour counter-attacks following IS offensive

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Syrian regime launch Deir az-Zour counter-attacks following IS offensive

Syria's Deir az-Zour has come under a renewed offensive by IS forces, looking to capture the remaining districts of the city still held by the ...

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