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Air strikes kill 10 children in ISIL-held Deir Az Zor

Monitor says 22 civilians killed by unidentified air raids on ISIL-held village in Deir Az Zor province.

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Two-state Israel-Palestine 'peace solution in jeopardy'

In final plea, US secretary of state says prospect of two-state solution in jeopardy due to Israeli settlement activity.

John Kerry

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Turkey and Russia 'agree' on nationwide Syria ceasefire

Truce, excluding areas where Assad forces are battling "terrorist" groups, may come into effect by Wednesday midnight.

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Russia, Turkey: US supporting Syria 'terrorist' groups

Turkey's Erdogan lashes out at US-led coalition as Russia says new Washington defence policy would empower "jihadists".

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US move to ease arms sales to rebels 'a hostile act'

Criticism comes days after Russian forces helped Assad government take back previously rebel-held part of Aleppo city.

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Egypt ratifies new law regulating media outlets

Creation of council with authority to strip broadcasting rights comes amid rising concerns over press freedom.

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Houthi fighters storm Al Jazeera bureau in Sanaa

Raid comes just hours after Doha-based media network airs documentary on looting of heavy weaponry by group.

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Israel 'reducing ties' with nations over settlements

Foreign ministry advises officials to limit visits to countries that voted against settlement expansion.

Givat Zeev,

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Civilians killed by barrel bombs near Damascus: reports

Activists say children among the injured after barrel bombs reportedly dropped on rebel-held Wadi Barada.

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US envoy to Israel summoned over UN settlement vote

Dan Shapiro had earlier been excluded from summons targeting 14 envoys of UNSC member states that voted for resolution.

Dan Shapiro

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