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Evacuation of Syrian rebels starts in Barzeh

Hundreds of opposition fighters and their family members travelling to rebel-held Idlib province by bus as part of deal.

Aleppo

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Jordan, US launch major military exercises

Some 7,400 troops from 20 nations taking part in Eager Lion military drills, 'the largest and most complex to date'.

Jordanian soldiers

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Iraq: ISIL suicide bombers target Kirkuk military base

At least two people killed as string of suicide bombers attack army base in Kirkuk base where US advisers are stationed.

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Sanaa reels from 'more than 200 cholera cases'

Preventable disease blamed for several deaths as civilians continue to bear the brunt of two-year war in Yemen.

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Deal sees Nusra fighters evacuate from Syria's Yarmouk

In deal with Syrian army, fighters from group formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra are transferred from Damascus to Idlib.

Yarmouk

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Miners attack Iran's Hassan Rouhani at disaster site

Following a deadly blast that killed at least 26, miners violently protest poor safety conditions on president's car.

Protests emerged in Golestan province

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French investigators: EgyptAir MS804 crash an accident

Investigators rule out Egyptian bombing theory as no explosives were found on remains of victims aboard EgyptAir MS804.

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Syria's 'de-escalation zones' explained

A deal signed by Russia, Turkey and Iran to create 'safe zones' went into effect on Saturday.

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Cautious welcome to Saudi decree over guardian system

Human rights advocates cautiously welcome royal decree by Saudi Arabia loosening guardianship rules on women.

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Russia: Syrian safe zones plan comes into effect

Russia says it will be a month before 'de-escalation zones' are fully established, as Syrian opposition voices concern.

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