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Dawn of a new era as Iran sanctions lifted

Move comes after the UN atomic watchdog announces that Tehran complied with the terms of last July's landmark deal.

Javad Zarif and Federica Mogherini

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ISIL 'massacre' reported in Syria's Deir ez-Zor

Government sources say SIL killed at least 250 people, including pro-government fighters and their families.

Deir ez-Zor

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Iran frees Washington Post reporter in US swap deal

Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-Americans to be freed in prisoner swap deal which sees US release seven Iranians.

Jason Rezaian

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Iran FM: Sanctions on Tehran to be lifted on Saturday

Javad Zarif says sanctions to be abolished after IAEA issues its final report on nuclear programme, according to ISNA.

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Turkey detains academics over petition on Kurdish issue

At least 15 detained after petition signed by more than a thousand academics calls for end to battle against PKK rebels.

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Egypt arrests activists ahead of revolution anniversary

At least three activists detained in run-up to fifth anniversary of January 25 uprising, lawyers and relatives report.

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Smartphone app initiative feeds pregnant women in Homs

WFP campaign allows app users to provide 2,000 vulnerable women and babies with vital nutrition in Syrian city of Homs.

Syrian children

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Two Palestinians killed after alleged stabbing attacks

Death toll of Palestinians since October 1 rises to 157, with two killed in Beit Einun and Asira ash-Shamaliya.

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Turkish army shells ISIL in response to Istanbul blast

PM Ahmet Davutoglu says Turkish ground forces attacked 500 ISIL positions in Syria and Iraq, killing 200 fighters.

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Jailed Lebanese ex-minister Samaha released on bail

Beirut military court grants bail to former information minister Michel Samaha, who was convicted for smuggling in 2012.

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