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Russian and Turkish jets 'bomb ISIL' in Syria's Al Bab

Russia's defence ministry says its fighter jets teamed up with Turkish warplanes to hit ISIL in northern Syria's Al Bab.

Russian and Turkish jets

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Jordan cracks down on activists over social media posts

Eight activists, including retired army generals and teachers, charged over anti-government statements.

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Fatah and Hamas to form unity government

Agreement reached after three days of talks in Moscow paving the way for the formation of a new National Council.

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Turkey deports New York Times journalist

Rod Nordland was sent back to London from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport as he was entering Turkey, the newspaper said.

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Palestinians killed in Israeli home demolition raid

Two Palestinians and one Israeli police officer killed during home-demolition operation in southern Bedouin village.

Umm Al-Hiran

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Lavrov: Russia inviting Trump officials to Syria talks

Foreign minister says Russia and US could start discussions on 'fighting terrorism' in Syria at summit in Kazakhstan.

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Death toll in Yemen conflict passes 10,000

UN humanitarian aid office says 40,000 people also injured in the conflict while 10 million need 'urgent assistance'.

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Police officers die in attack in Egypt's Western Desert

Authorities say at least eight dead in Naqb, about 70km from Kharga city, in New Valley province in the Western Desert.

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Istanbul Reina club suspect 'confesses': official

Governor of Istanbul says Abdulgadir Masharipov, who was captured on Monday, admitted to killing 39 on New Year's Eve.

Abdulkadir Masharipov

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Istanbul New Year Reina nightclub attacker 'caught'

Man suspected of killing 39 people in Reina nightclub captured in apartment in Esenyurt district, say Turkish media.

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