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Israel soldier Elor Azaria found guilty of manslaughter

Israeli military court convicts soldier who shot dead Palestinian as he was wounded and incapacitated.

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Turkey has identified Reina nightclub attacker: FM

Mevlut Cavusoglu says operations for gunman's capture still under way as some 30 suspects have been detained.

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Fourteen detained over Istanbul nightclub massacre

State media reports that tips from citizens led to more detentions as MPs prepare to extend the state of emergency.

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UN: At Least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq in 2016

UN mission in Iraq says the figure does not include casualties from western Anbar for May, July, August and December.

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Syria rebels freeze negotiations, saying truce violated

Free Syrian Army and other groups pull out of discussions about Kazakhstan peace talks due to assault on Wadi Barada.

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Istanbul: Police release photo of Reina attack suspect

State of emergency to be extended for as long as needed, deputy PM says, as victims of Reina shooting are laid to rest.

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Senior Egyptian judge 'hanged himself' in jail cell

Wael Shalaby, deputy chief justice of administrative court, found dead in apparent suicide after charged with graft.

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Istanbul: ISIL claims responsibility for Reina attack

Group says it carried out New Year's Eve raid on Istanbul nightclub where "Christians celebrate their apostate holiday".

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Netanyahu to face questioning over corruption charges

Israeli media say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to face pair of corruption charges, which he says are "baseless".

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Istanbul: Victims of Reina nightclub attack identified

Many Arab nationals among 39 killed on New Year's Eve in Istanbul, officials said, as one remains unidentified.

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