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Derik governor dies after attack in Turkey's Mardin

Derik governor Fatih Safiturk succumbs to wounds, a day after explosion in his office in Mardin, near the Syria border.

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Egyptian police arrest scores of anti-Sisi protesters

At least 130 people are arrested as rallies erupt across the country against poor economic conditions and rising costs.

Plain clothes security

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UN: ISIL executes civilians en masse in Iraq

ISIL executed scores of people around Mosul and are stockpiling chemicals in civilian areas, according to the UN.

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Yasser Arafat Museum: Palestinian leader's legacy

Project which began in 2010 and cost $7m opens in Ramallah on the 12th anniversary of the Palestinian's leader's death.

Yasser Arafat

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Israel: Iran should not base itself militarily in Syria

Israeli PM says he will not allow Iran to turn neighbouring Syria into a base of military operations.

Netanyahu and Dmitry Medvedev

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Iraqi forces accused of killing civilians near Mosul

Iraqi authorities deny Amnesty allegations that their forces tortured and killed six civilians during the Mosul push.

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UN: Eastern Aleppo residents at risk of mass starvation

UN warns there will be no food left to distribute next week unless all sides immediately allow supply deliveries.

rebel-held east Aleppo

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Derik governor injured in attack in Turkey's Mardin

Derik governor reportedly among the wounded in explosion in building in Mardin province near the border with Syria.

Turkey's Mardin

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Six stories you may have missed because of US election

A selection of news stories that may have been blindsided by the US presidential election.

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Syrian army makes 'significant gains' in Aleppo

Reports suggest Assad forces and allies have seized control of 1070 Apartments but armed groups say they are resisting.

Syrian forces

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