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Syria army 'moves into area' where rebels evicted ISIL

Syrian troops and allies move towards Iraqi and Jordanian border areas as US-backed groups route ISIL, say rebels.

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State of emergency in Yemen's Sanaa over cholera crisis

More than 184 Yemenis have been killed by a cholera epidemic that is gripping the Houthi-controlled Sanaa.

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Hunger-strike leader Barghouti says snacking video fake

Marwan Barghouti rejects authenticity of the video that Israel released, saying he will see his protest 'to the end'.

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Israel dismisses US concern over Jerusalem embassy move

Prime Minister Netanyahu says embassy move to Jerusalem would be positive for peace process with the Palestinians.

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ICRC: Cholera kills 115 people from late April to May

Thousands also ill from waterborne disease as second outbreak hits Arab world's poorest country in less than a year.

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Deadly earthquake hits Iran's North Khorasan province

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake killed at least two people and injured hundreds while causing widespread damage.

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Rebels to leave Qaboun as army advances in Damascus

Rebels and families will be moved from Qaboun neighbourhood to Idlib province in latest deal with government forces.

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Thunderstorms pelt Oman's mountainous east

A weekend of rain in and around the Hajar Mountains brought the usual traffic disruption and temporary power outages.

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Iraqi forces push toward ISIL's 'last pocket' in Mosul

ISIL controls nine percent of war-torn city's west, army official says, as US-backed Iraqi forces seek to evict group.

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Archaeologists uncover 17 mummies in central Egypt

The find is the latest in a number of discoveries that officials hope will help revive the struggling tourism industry.

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