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Russia vows to save Aleppo from 'terrorists'

Foreign minister vows to clear Syrian city of "terrorists" while working with Turkey for increased humanitarian access.

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UN envoy: Aleppo residents at risk of extermination

UN envoy urges access to residents of eastern Aleppo as at least 26 more killed while fleeing the fighting.

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Water supply cut off for half of Iraq's Mosul

Almost 650,000 people in Mosul left without water after pipeline was hit during fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIL.

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Schoolchildren killed in Turkey dormitory blaze

Most of the deaths were caused by a locked fire door and could have been prevented, according to the local mayor.

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'Israeli jets' strike outside Damascus, no casualties

Syrian army says Israeli jets fired two missiles at an area west of the capital, causing no casualties.

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Alwaleed bin Talal: 'Time for women to drive'

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is an unusually forthright member of the Saudi royal family and an advocate of women's rights.

Alwaleed bin Talal

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Erdogan: Protecting Jerusalem a Muslim obligation

Turkish president urges all Muslims to "embrace the Palestinian cause and protect Jerusalem" as a common duty.

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Aleppo: Up to 20,000 flee as government advances

France calls for emergency UN Security Council session as battles rage for control of Syria's second city.

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Horn of Africa refugees flock to Yemen despite war

More than 100,000 people from Ethiopia and Somalia risked deadly boat journey into war-torn Yemen seeking better lives.

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US: Air strikes killing dozens of Syrian troops legal

Pentagon investigation shows US-led coalition bombed Syrian army loyalists after mistaking them for ISIL fighters.

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