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UN Security Council meets on Syria 'gas attack'

Diplomats meet in New York to discuss a suspected chemical attack in Idlib that killed at least 72 people.

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'Chemical attack' in Syria draws international outrage

UN to investigate potential war crimes after dozens were killed in Idlib attack US says 'cannot be ignored'.

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Dozens killed in wave of attacks in Iraq's Tikrit

Suspected ISIL fighters unleash overnight attacks after infiltrating northern Iraqi city, security sources say.

Tikrit

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'Toxic gas attack' in Syria kills at least 58 people

Children among the dead as opposition says Syrian government or Russian jets bombed town with toxic substance.

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UN expanding camps near Mosul as 300,000 people flee

More room needed for people streaming from city to escape fighting between US-backed Iraqi forces and ISIL.

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EU critcises Israel's West Bank demolitions policy

EU ambassador reads out statement at high-level meeting, saying Israel breaking international law.

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New pyramid remains discovered south of Cairo

Remains found 40km south of Cairo could be of Egypt's first attempt to build a smooth-sided pyramid, officials say.

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Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner travels to Iraq

Kushner is travelling in the Middle East with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford.

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Israel unveils latest missile defence system

The interceptor called 'David's Sling' is designed to shoot down medium-range missiles.

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Bahrain approves military trials for civilians

Under the new amendment, the courts have the power to try any civilian accused of threatening the security of the state.

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