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Suspected Russian warplanes bomb Idlib, dozens killed

Monitoring group says air strikes hit several places across Idlib province, killing at least 46, mostly civilians.

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Egypt's top court upholds law restricting protests

The law, which was passed in 2013, effectively bans street demonstrations, settling a years-long court battle.

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Mosul: Thousands facing 'catastrophic' water shortages

Some Iraqi civilians forced to drink sewage water after major water pipeline was destroyed during fighting with ISIL.

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Saudi labour minister replaced, councils reshuffled

The changes come as the Gulf kingdom prepares to implement social and economic reforms amid economic hardship.

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Syrian forces tighten grip on besieged Aleppo

Capture of Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood means government now controls about half of eastern Aleppo.

Tariq al-Bab

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Fund to protect heritage sites in war zones approved

Around 40 nations agree to create safe havens for endangered art works as well as protecting heritage sites.

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Syrian rebels blame Russia for stalled Aleppo talks

Little relief for civilians despite weeks of indirect meetings in Turkey between Syrian opposition officials and Russia.

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New Israeli envoy arrives in Turkey after rapprochement

Eitan Naeh dispatched as Israel's first ambassador to Ankara in six years after row over Gaza flotilla raid ended.

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Troops advance in Aleppo, Russia proposes aid corridors

Despite global criticism and UN warning Aleppo risks becoming a "giant graveyard", Syrian government forces press on.

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Qatari news website raises 'censorship' concerns

Doha News says it has been blocked by the Gulf country's two internet service providers - with no reason why.

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