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Syria, Russia condemn US-led strike on pro-Assad forces

Deadly US-led coalition air raid against pro-Syrian government forces denounced as 'brazen' and 'unacceptable'.

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Turkey detains journalist over links to Gulen movement

Arrest comes after a court in Istanbul issued warrants for four journalists at Sozcu daily newspaper.

Sozcu daily

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Iranians vote in presidential election

First vote since landmark nuclear deal is seen as a tight race between President Hassan Rouhani and Ebrahim Raisi.

Tehran

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UN: 200,000 more people may flee Mosul fighting

Authorities and aid agencies struggling with surge in displacement since start of offensive last October against ISIL.

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Saudi Arabia says Trump visit to bolster cooperation

Saudis say US president will seal several political and economic deals in first stop on his maiden international trip.

Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia

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US-led coalition hits pro-Assad fighters' convoy

Officials say air attack targeted fighters near al-Tanf who posed a threat to US-backed forces near the Jordan border.

air raid

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WHO: Speed of Yemen cholera outbreak 'unprecedented'

Yemen could see 250,000 cholera cases within six months, as death toll rises to 242, World Health Organization says.

Yemen cholera outbreak

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Civilians die in ISIL attacks on Syrian villages

Dozens of residents reported dead in clashes between government forces and ISIL fighters in villages near Hama.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Election rhetoric 'unworthy'

Supreme leader denounces heated rhetoric and calls for high voter turnout as candidates hold last rallies ahead of poll.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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Israeli settler shoots dead Palestinian protester

Mutaz Bani Shamsa killed by settler during a protest for hunger-striking prisoners, Palestinian health ministry says.

Israeli settlers

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