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UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report

The head of the United Nations' West Asia commission, Rima Khalaf, has resigned over what she described as the pressure to withdraw a report that was critical of Israel.

Rima Khalaf

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Houthi missile attack kills dozens in Yemen mosque

Two missiles hit worshippers attending Friday prayers inside military base in Yemen's western Marib province.

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US confirms air raid but denies targeting mosque

After reports of civilian deaths in village, Centcom says air strike on 'al-Qaeda meeting' killed 'several terrorists'.

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Israel carries out air strikes inside Syria

Fighter jets bomb multiple targets, prompting Syrian retaliation with ground-to-air missiles, Israeli army says.

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Iran pilgrims to join this year's hajj: Saudi Arabia

Iran's pilgrims did not attend the hajj in 2016 after the two countries failed to agree on security and logistics.

hajj

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Air raid on mosque near Aleppo 'kills dozens'

Mosque in Aleppo province was full of worshippers at evening prayer when it was hit by fighter jets, monitor says.

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Syrian rebel group condemns Damascus blasts

Ahrar al-Sham's statement comes in response to 39 deaths in double bombing as the conflict enters its seventh year.

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100,000 flee as Iraqi forces advance in west Mosul

Elite troops battle towards iconic Nuri mosque where ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the caliphate.

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Explosion hits security convoy in southeast Turkey

Highway blast targeting security forces kills two soldiers on a road linking the cities of Mardin and Diyarbakir.

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Iraqi forces kill ISIL commander in Mosul

Government soldiers try to retake strategic bridge in ISIL-held western Mosul, but snipers slow the advance.

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