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Jordan: Nahed Hattar shot dead ahead of cartoon trial

Gunman kills prominent writer Nahed Hattar outside Amman court where he was facing charges over "offensive" cartoon.

Nahed Hattar

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Call for emergency UN meet amid regime assault in Syria

US, UK and France demand Security Council meeting to discuss violence in Aleppo that has left 200 dead in a week.

The White Helmets

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Aleppo residents plead for help as Syria fighting rages

Residents speak of "ferocious bombardment" as at least 91 people are killed and nearly two million left without water.

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Gun-and-bomb attacks on Iraqi security forces kill 11

Assailants hit a police checkpoint with gunfire and detonate a truck packed with explosives in Tikrit.

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'Ferocious' air strikes pummel Aleppo as ground gained

UNICEF says nearly two million people without water as jets continue pounding Aleppo and Syrian army advances.

Aleppo city

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Lebanon struggling with rubbish collection again

Mountains of rubbish around Beirut are once again damaging the environment and threatening people's health.

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Abbas to UN: Declare 2017 year to end Israel occupation

Palestinian leader tells UN Israel's settlement expansion in occupied West Bank destroys hopes of a two-state solution.

President Mahmoud Abbas

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Scores killed as Syrian jets pound rebel-held Aleppo

Residents speak of onslaught as Syrian army jets launch more than 150 air strikes, killing at least 90 people.

Aleppo

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Over 140 bodies recovered from Egypt refugee shipwreck

Officials say bodies of 148 people have been pulled from the Mediterranean, amid fears death toll could rise further.

survivors

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Syria's civil war: Army pounds Aleppo with air raids

Three out of four centres for volunteer rescue group hit by bombs as more than 100 raids launched in new offensive.

White Helmets

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