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Syria's civil war: Russian chopper shot down in Idlib

Crew members and officers on board killed after being shot down in rebel-held Idlib province.

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Key facts about the war in Yemen

The ongoing war in Yemen, which has displaced millions of people, is far more complex than a Sunni-Shia conflict.

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Turkey detains 11 involved in bid to 'kidnap' Erdogan

Turkish special forces capture 11 soldiers suspected of planning to seize President Erdogan during coup attempt.

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Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian armed with knife

Israeli forces says they shot dead a 31-year-old Palestinian man who they accused of charging at soldiers with a knife.

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Syria's civil war: Rebels push to break Aleppo siege

Rebel alliance attacks government positions as 300,000 people remain trapped with little access to food and medicine.

Aleppo siege

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Yemen's exiled government accepts UN peace proposal

Houthis and forces loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh told to sign UN-brokered peace deal by August 7.

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Ban militias with abuse records from Mosul fight: HRW

Human Rights Watch says Shia and Kurdish militia accused of abuse should stay away from battle for key Iraqi city.

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Syria: US-backed forces make rapid advances in Manbij

Thousands flee Manbij as Syrian Democratic Forces advance, while thousands remain stuck in ISIL-controlled areas.

Manbij city

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More government ministers to head Turkey's military

Government dismisses 1,389 from the armed forces for suspected links to businessman it blames for failed coup attempt.

Turkey's military

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Yemen: Hadi's government withdraws from UN talks

Decision by Hadi government follows announcement of formation of coalition by Houthis and ex-president Saleh's party.

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