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Five were killed in airstrikes in Daraa, as the Syrian regime threatens an assault in Syria's south.

Ten far-right suspects were arrested over a plan to commit a "violent act" against Muslims in France.

Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey election

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Erdogan leads early count in pivotal Turkey election

Erdogan was on Sunday leading a tightly-contested presidential election in early counting as he seeks a new mandate in the face of a revitalised opposition and weakening economy.

Syria war child survivor Bana al-Abed receives Freedom Award

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Syria war child survivor Bana al-Abed receives Freedom Award

Bana al-Abed, a nine-year-old Syrian child refugee from Aleppo who live-tweeted her experiences in war-torn Syria, was honoured by a US ...

Trump adviser Kushner criticises Abbas in rare interview

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Trump adviser Kushner criticises Abbas in rare interview

US President Donald Trump's adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday questioned the ability and willingness of Palestinian president Mahmoud ...

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Israel greenlights railway link to Saudi Arabia: Israel TV

Israel's prime minister has greenlighted work to begin on planned railroad network that will connect the Jewish state to Saudi Arabia, Israeli state-run TV reported on Saturday.

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US-backed fighters empty Syria's Hasakeh from IS

US-backed fighters have ousted the last Islamic State group extremists from Syria's northeast province of Hasakeh

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Russia bombards south Syria for first time in year

Russian warplanes have bombarded rebel-held areas of in the country's southwest in the first air support by Moscow in a widening regime ...

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Turkey's Erdogan faces resurgent opposition in twin election test

Turks began voting on Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's toughest election test, with ...

Iraq kills dozens of IS fighters in Syria airstrike

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Iraq kills dozens of IS fighters in Syria airstrike

Iraq said on Saturday it killed 45 fighters from the Islamic State group, including senior members, in an airstrike in eastern Syria.

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Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

The Palestinian president’s spokesman says any US. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail.

Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

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Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving, a milestone for women who have had to rely on drivers, male ...

Tunisia football coach responds to Quran reading criticism

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Tunisia football coach responds to Quran reading criticism

The head coach of Tunisia's football team has responded after facing criticism for reading Quranic verses with players before a game at the ...

Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process with Netanyahu

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Trump envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace process with Netanyahu

Trump's controversial December decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and the transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to ...

Corbyn says Labour government would quickly recognise Palestine

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Corbyn says Labour government would quickly recognise Palestine

Corbyn said on Friday that a government under his leadership would recognise a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political ...

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Assad steps up military offensive in Syria's southwest

Syrian regime forces kept up their pressure on the country's strategic southwest on Friday, using artillery, airstrikes and dropping barrel bombs that targeted rebel-held parts of the region.

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ICJ to hear US-Iran frozen assets row

The International Court of Justice will hear a case brought by Iran against the US over billions of dollars in frozen assets.

Imad K. Harb

US leaves UNHRC, and does Israel's bidding, again

Comment: Withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council is a clear example of the Trump administration's policy of blind support for Israel, ...

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Who are you? UEFA trolls Saudi soccer kingpin

Euro football chiefs undermine Turki al-Shiekh's quest for status and influence in the global game.

Expanded Gaza fishing zone 'merely a lie', say fishermen

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Expanded Gaza fishing zone 'merely a lie', say fishermen

In-depth: Despite Israel reportedly easing a marine blockade, Gaza fishermen say in reality the hardships and harassment continue, reports Rami ...

Austin Bodetti

America uses Tajikistan as Iran substitute language teacher

Analysis: Tajikistan's role as an international classroom for Americans studying Persian may prove its greatest contribution to the US, ...

New Malaysia Central Bank governor selected

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New Malaysia Central Bank governor selected

Nur Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus revealed the plundering of the state investment fund by the previous government.

Iraqis fill the Mosul airwaves after IS radio silence

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Iraqis fill the Mosul airwaves after IS radio silence

Society: Young Iraqis are filling the city's airwaves, after the Islamic State group's radio ban in Mosul.

Turkey's new airport showcased ahead of elections

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Turkey's new airport showcased ahead of elections

Turkish leader Erdogan unveiled Istanbul's new airport which is due to open in October, days ahead of the June 24 elections.

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