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Russian troops killed during rebel raid in Syria's Deir Az Zor

At least 92 Russian soldiers have been killed in Syria since September 2015, Russia's defence ministry says.

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Israel kills three Palestinians in Gaza tank shelling

Israeli military and Palestinian sources say Israeli soldiers targeted an observation post.

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US lawmakers call Pentagon to probe torture allegations in Yemen

House of Representatives votes to require defence secretary to determine whether US troops were involved in torture.

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New US sanctions target aircraft used by Iran's Rouhani

Analysts say sanctions imposed on Dena Airways' lone aircraft is aimed at 'humiliating' President Hassan Rouhani.

Dena Airways

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Israeli top court 'gives green light' to use of live fire in Gaza

Israel's Supreme Court criticised after upholding use of lethal force against Palestinians protesting in Gaza Strip.

Palestinian medics

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Cyclone hits Yemeni island Socotra, 19 missing

Cars and boats have been swept away as heavy rains and strong winds prompted a state of emergency on the UNESCO world heritage site.

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US must reject $1bn arms sales to Bahrain: HRW

Rights group denounces plans to sell weapons to Gulf island nation citing its 'dismal record on human rights'.

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Saudi authorities release three women's rights activists

The three elderly activists have a long history of campaigning for greater liberties for women dating back to the 1990s.

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Erdogan sets out AK Party platform for upcoming election

Turkish leader makes economic prosperity his key pledge as he announces his party's plan for the country's future.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen on its way to Oman

People from remote villages near the coastal city of Salalah evacuated to safer places ahead of the powerful storm.

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