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ISIL pulls back from Palmyra

Suicide bombers and land mines hampering progress by Syrian government forces to recapture the ancient city.

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UN: 4,000 civilians flee Mosul each day amid fighting

Over 28,000 have been forced from their homes since operation to retake western Mosul started on February 19, says UN.

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Hosni Mubarak acquitted over 2011 protester killings

Former president acquitted of complicity in killings of hundreds of protesters during 2011 uprising that ended his rule.

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Opposition points to signs of progress at Geneva talks

Government insists on adding 'terrorism' to agenda but is said to have accepted demands to address political transition.

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Thousands fled west Mosul in past 10 days, officials

At least 26,000 have been displaced in past 10 days as Iraqi forces push to retake northern city from ISIL fighters.

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UN: Both sides committed war crimes in Syria's Aleppo

UN probe finds Syrian air force deliberately attacked aid convoy, while rebels used human shields in eastern Aleppo.

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Russia and China veto UN resolution on Syria sanctions

Moscow and Beijing prevent UNSC from imposing sanctions on Syrian government for alleged use of chemical weapons.

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Israel's cabinet 'ignored warnings' over 2014 Gaza war

State inquiry says cabinet never discussed possible alternatives to army action, which killed over 2,250 Palestinians.

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Largest post-coup bid trial opens with 330 suspects

Charges for those allegedly involved in failed July military coup range from murder to trying to overthrow government.

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Amnesty: Houthi rebels recruit fighters as young as 15

UN and Amnesty International demand immediate release of child soldiers in war-torn Yemen.

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