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Air strike on Gaza Strip tunnel kills two Palestinians

Two dead and five wounded near Gaza-Egypt border after missile slams into a tunnel defying Israeli blockade.

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Syrian government jets target rebel-held area in Homs

At least eight people killed in air attack on rebel-held al-Waer neighbourhood of Homs, according to monitoring group.

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Intense raids kill dozens in Syria's Idlib

Civilians killed and multi-storey buildings collapse in some of the heaviest strikes to hit rebel-held city in months.

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Yakla residents speak of US raid that killed civilians

Locals say a US raid in Bayda province last month killed 16 civilians, including women and children.

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Israeli strikes on Gaza Strip injure three Palestinians

Tank fire and air strikes leave at least three wounded as Israeli military attacks Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

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Land grab law 'allows theft, stalls peace process'

Law that retroactively legalises settler homes on private Palestinian land widely condemned as legitimising theft.

Israeli police

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Syria hanged 13,000 in Saydnaya prison: Amnesty

Syrian government executed thousands of prisoners in mass hangings at Saydnaya prison, says rights watchdog.

Amnesty International

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Israel approves controversial settlement expansion bill

Widely condemned 'Regulation Bill' slammed by Palestinian leaders as a means to 'legalise theft' of Palestinian land.

Jewish settlers

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Ayatollah Khamenei: Donald Trump shows real face of US

Supreme leader hits back at US president over his travel ban and threats towards Iran.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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ISIL fighters 'besieged' in Syria's al-Bab in Aleppo

ISIL is now surrounded by Syrian army from the south and by Turkish-backed rebels from the north, monitor group says.

airstrikes

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