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Fallujah: Iraqi forces face tough ISIL resistance

Battles intensify near city, as aid groups warn of human catastrophe unfolding with 50,000 people trapped by fighting.

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Syria civil war: Russia denies conducting Idlib raids

Moscow refutes accusations it carried out raids that killed 50 people, including children, and damaged hospital.

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Former miss Turkey found guilty for insulting Erdogan

Model Merve Buyuksarac given 14-month suspended prison sentence for insulting Turkey's president through Instagram post.

Model Merve Buyuksarac

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Mohamed Badie among dozens sentenced for life in Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood's leader and 35 others sentenced to life in jail for 'inciting violence' in 2013 clashes.

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Bahrain ramps up opposition chief Ali Salman's sentence

Sheikh Ali Salman's jail term increased to nine years from original four on charges of incitement against government.

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Syria negotiator Alloush quits over failure of UN talks

Chief peace negotiator of main opposition bloc Mohammad Alloush resigns over failure of peace talks to end Syria war.

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Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife: reports

Police recommend bringing criminal against wife of Israel's PM on suspicion she misused state funds, Israeli media say.

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Iraqi forces intensify assault against ISIL in Fallujah

Special forces enter "second phase" in fight to recapture central city from ISIL, as 50,000 people remain trapped.

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Syria war: Casualties mount in air strikes on Aleppo

More than 700 government strikes carried out in rebel-held areas of key northern city in past 48 hours, activists say.

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Iraqi army poised for Fallujah assault against ISIL

Special forces to enter "third phase" in fight to liberate the central city from ISIL, as 50,000 people remain trapped.

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