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Iraq launches 'deadly strikes' against ISIL inside Syria

Iraqi PM's office says F-16 fighter jets carried out air raids near the border in coordination with Syrian army.

F-16 fighter jets

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ISIL given '48 hours' to evacuate area south of Damascus

ISIL fighters have been in control of an area south of Damascus for nearly three years.

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OPCW: Fact-finding team still outside Syria's Douma

Watchdog says any deployment will have to receive security clearance, a day after UN team comes under fire in Douma.

OPCW

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Iran's Rouhani: We will not wait for approval to produce weapons

In a speech marking Iran's Army Day, Rouhani warns Western powers against flooding the Middle East with more weapons.

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Turkey's Erdogan calls for snap elections on June 24

The parliamentary and presidential polls had previously been slated for November 2019.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Russia rejects UN resolution for independent Douma investigation

Russia's UN ambassador says determining responsibility for chemical attack is futile since West already assigned blame.

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UAE rights activist Ahmed Mansoor put on trial in Abu Dhabi

Prominent activist Ahmed Mansoor has been held for more than a year in solitary confinement without access to a lawyer.

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Senators doubt benefit of US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Senators grill Trump administration officials, saying there's an 'alarming absence of strategy' when it comes to Yemen.

humanitarian crisis

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Child marriage on the rise among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan

In 2014, 15 percent of all Syrian marriages in Jordan included a child bride, but now the number has risen to 36 percent.

Syrian refugee girls

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Saudi in talks with US over troop deployment in Syria

Foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir says Riyadh is willing to send soldiers amid reports Trump is looking to exit Syria.

Al-Jubeir

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Air strikes hit international airport near the port of Hudaida, a major gateway for aid to the famine-stricken country.

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