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Syria: Hama prison besieged as inmates riot

Government forces reportedly surround prison as warden and guards taken hostage by detainees.

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MPs come to blows over immunity bill in Turkey

Deputies engage in a second scuffle after a previous meeting on the bill was postponed last week over another fight.

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Life term for Palestinian Mohammed Abu Khdier's murder

Jewish gang leader Yosef Haim Ben-David convicted of murdering the teenager in 2014.

Jewish gang leader Yosef Haim Ben-David

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Syria's civil war: Aleppo bleeds amid truce efforts

Rocket attack on hospital pushes death toll up as UN special envoy holds talks in Moscow, seeking a pause in fighting.

Aleppo hospital

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Syria's civil war: Efforts intensify to protect Aleppo

Hundreds killed in recent days as rebels and government forces battle for control of northern city and its outskirts.

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Egypt arrests journalists in raid on press syndicate

Interior ministry denies police stormed union building but confirms arrest of two opposition-linked journalists.

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Muqtada al-Sadr loyalists leave Baghdad's Green Zone

Prime Minister Abadi issues call for arrests as 24-hour sit-in ends but protesters vow to return if demands are not met.

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Yemen war: Security chief escapes suicide attack

Shallal Shayei, who was travelling with Aden's governor, escapes second attempt on his life within days.

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Aleppo: John Kerry calls for bombardment of city to end

As last-ditch attempt is made to save Geneva peace talks, US secretary of state blames both sides for fierce fighting.

John Kerry

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Baghdad car bomb kills at least 13 Shia pilgrims

Attack targets pilgrims commemorating death anniversary of Imam Musa al-Kadhim in Iraq's capital.

Baghdad car bomb

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