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US pushes for new Yemen peace initiative

US, UN and Gulf Arab states agree to offer Houthi rebels participation in unity government to end 18-month conflict.

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Tehran warns US to stay out of Iranian waters in Gulf

Defence Minister said Iranian vessels accused of harassing a US warship were doing their job.

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UN calls for international probe into Yemen violations

UN body blames Arab coalition for majority of civilian deaths, but stops short of accusing either side of war crimes.

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Turkey deploys more tanks in Syria, warns Kurdish YPG

Tanks and Syrian rebels continue to make gains against ISIL, as US-backed Kurds follow Washington's demands to retreat.

Operation Euphrates Shield

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UN report: Syrian troops carried out gas attacks

Confidential report to be discussed by UN Security Council could lead to further sanctions against government.

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Iraqi forces seize strategic town near Mosul from ISIL

Victory over group in Qayyarah seen as key step towards reclaiming Mosul, ISIL's de facto capital in the country.

Qayyarah

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Turkish opposition leader escapes assassination attempt

Interior minister blames PKK for gun attack on Kemal Kilicdaroglu's convoy near Artvin city that injured three soldiers.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu

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Syria: Turkish-backed rebels 'seize' Jarablus from ISIL

Rebels take full control of strategic border town in massive operation backed by Turkish and US air strikes.

Jarablus

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Fallujah fallout: More than 700 Sunni men 'missing'

Probe highlights US failure to control armed groups who detained and tortured Sunni men after routing ISIL from city.

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Turkish tanks enter Syria to clear ISIL from Jarablus

Offensive said to be campaign by Turkey and US-led coalition to clear ISIL from Syrian border town of Jarablus.

Jarablus

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