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UN: 'Disproportionate' crackdown on dissent in Egypt

Rights body condemns mass arrests and continued clampdown on protesters, lawyers, activists and journalists.

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Syria's civil war: Foreign ministers meet in Paris

Foreign ministers hold talks with opposition as Syrian state media announces extension of Aleppo ceasefire by 48 hours.

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RSF urges Iraq to reopen Al Jazeera's Baghdad bureau

Paris-based group wants order that led to closure of office rescinded on "grounds of media pluralism and media freedom".

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Syria: Deaths as air strikes hit Binnish town in Idlib

Over a dozen reportedly killed in strikes in Idlib provincial city hours after ceasefire extended in nearby Aleppo.

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Dozen injured in Turkey's Diyarbakir blast

Explosion hit an armoured police vehicle in the centre of the city, leaving at least 15 people wounded.

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Beirutis List claims victory in Lebanon municipal polls

Victory for Beirutis List led by Jamal Itani in elections in Lebanon's capital would be setback for Beirut Madinati.

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Iran tested mid-range ballistic missile: official

Test-firing of missile with range of 2,000km was carried out with "full accuracy", military official says.

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Syria's civil war: Al-Qaeda chief urges rebels to unite

In audio recording, Ayman al-Zawahiri rejects UN-led peace process, praises al-Nusra Front and renews criticism of ISIL.

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Zawahiri: Syria's Nusra free to break al-Qaeda links

In audio recording al-Qaeda leader says group's Syrian branch free to go on its own as long as outcome is Islamic state.

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Al Jazeera's Ibrahim Helal slams Egypt death verdict

Ibrahim Helal, who is among three reporters sentenced to death in absentia in Egypt, says his case is political.

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