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Reporters Without Borders: Journalism at tipping point

Reporters Without Borders warns of tipping point for press freedom in era of 'strongmen and propaganda'.

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France: Assad government behind chemical attack

French foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples from Khan Sheikhoun 'bears signature' of Syria government.

Foreign Minister Jean-March Ayrault

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US sanctions Syria officials over sarin gas attack

Sanctions imposed on 271 Syrian officials in response to sarin gas attack, blamed by US on Assad's government.

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Air strikes kill civilians fleeing Syria's Raqqa

At least 11 people killed while fleeing fighting between US-backed forces and ISIL in Tabqa, witnesses and monitor say.

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Turkish court declines to hear CHP referendum appeal

Opposition fails in bid to challenge electoral board's decision to accept referendum ballots without official stamps.

Kilicdaroglu

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Turkey targets Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria

At least 24 killed in Iraq and Syria, Turkish officials say, in blow against Kurdish forces battling ISIL in the region.

The PKK

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Marwan Barghouti's health in serious decline: NGO

Marwan Barghouti refuses medical treatment after joining hunger strike with 1,100 other prisoners in Israel, NGO says.

Marwan Barghouti

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Ambush kills off-duty Iraqi soldiers in Anbar province

Attack comes a day after deaths of three police officers in ISIL suicide bombings in a town south of Mosul.

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Al-Qaeda's Zawahiri calls for 'guerrilla war' in Syria

Online audio message by Zawahiri calls on opposition to prepare for 'long war against Crusaders and their Shia allies'.

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

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Egypt's Abdel Fattah el-Sisi visits Saudi Arabia

Egyptian president heads to Riyadh for meeting aimed at 'bolstering strategic relations' between the two powers.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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