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UK report: Some Gulenists involved in Turkish coup

'Relative lack of hard evidence' that Gulen movement as a whole was behind coup attempt, UK Parliament reports says.

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'No miracles' in Geneva talks as Syria fighting rages

A fifth round of UN-backed Syria talks is under way in Geneva amid low expectations as violence on the ground escalates.

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UN: Israel ignores demand to stop settlement building

UN Middle East envoy says Israel has failed to end illegal settlement activity and abide by UNSC Resolution 2334.

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Coalition says it hit Mosul site where civilians died

Coalition says it struck area in west Mosul where scores of civilians were reportedly killed by air raids last week.

Mosul's Old City

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Frustration as cabin electronics ban comes into force

Passengers decry US, UK ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage on some flights from Middle East and North Africa.

US, UK ban prohibits electronic devices

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Hamas blames Israel after Mazen Faqha assassination

Gaza police say Israel and collaborators responsible for killing of senior Hamas member Mazen Faqha.

Mazen Faqha

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Muqtada al-Sadr threatens to boycott Iraq elections

Powerful Shia leader demands changes to electoral law at Baghdad demonstration attended by thousands of supporters.

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Explosion in Cairo's Maadi kills one, wounds three

Officials say one person killed and three members of his family wounded when a device exploded in a Cairo garden.

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David Friedman approved as US ambassador to Israel

David Friedman, a known donor to illegal settlements on Palestinian land, confirmed as ambassador to Israel.

David Friedman

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Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in jail

Ex-president, recently acquitted for role in protester deaths during 2011 uprising, is free after six-year detention.

Hosni Mubarak

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