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Turkey arrests Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Oguz Guven

Police official says Guven was detained over article about the death of a public prosecutor in Denizli province.

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SDF: Final push on ISIL's Raqqa 'likely next month'

Leader of mainly Kurdish US-backed Syrian group confirms attack on ISIL stronghold will take place beginning of summer.

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Turkey detains ex-stock exchange workers for Gulen link

State-run media says 62 detained are suspected of being linked to the US-based cleric blamed by Turkey for failed coup.

stock exchange

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Hamas says it has arrested killer of Mazen Faqha

Mazen Faqha's suspected killer acted on Israel's 'orders' and confessed to the crime, says Hamas leader Ismail Haniya.

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Al-Wafaa Islamic Bloc wins Birzeit University elections

Student election at university in the occupied West Bank seen as indicator of Palestinian political mood.

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US-backed Syrian forces 'fully capture' Tabqa from ISIL

Syrian Democratic Forces say they now control all of the key city and an adjacent dam east of ISIL stronghold of Raqqa.

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Battle for Mosul: 400k Iraqis displaced in two months

UN report says 434,775 people have fled ISIL's last stronghold about two months into the army's offensive to retake it.

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Turkey condemns US move to arm Syrian Kurdish fighters

Officials criticise Trump's decision to arm YPG units in battle for Raqqa against ISIL as US tries to reassure Ankara.

SDF

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Trump to send arms to Kurdish YPG in Syria

US president approves direct weapons shipments to Syrian Kurdish fighters battling ISIL despite Turkish warnings.

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Palestinians blast Pizza Hut for ad mocking prisoners

Pizza Hut shamed over Facebook post used as as mocking Palestinian leader of mass hunger strike in Israeli jails.

Pizza Hut

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