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Turkey orders detention of 140 people over Gulen links

Arrests seen as part of crackdown against suspected network of US-based figure blamed for failed 2016 coup attempt.

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Hezbollah's Nasrallah: Israel made 'historic mistake' in Syria

Israel accused of placing itself in 'direct' confrontation with Iran with suspected attack on military airbase in Homs.

Hassan Nasrallah

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Russia steps up rhetoric over Douma 'chemical attack'

Suspected chemical attack near Damascus dismissed as 'staged' by West during emergency session at UN Security Council.

Vassily Nebenzia

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US sends mixed signals over military action in Syria

US defence chief urges caution as Moscow warns against any move that could trigger conflict between US and Russia.

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Global chemical weapons watchdog 'on its way to Syria'

OPCW says it will investigate suspected chemical attack in Eastern Ghouta's Douma amid threat of US military action.

Douma

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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians as Gaza protests continue

At least 34 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces since they began holding Land Day protests on March 30.

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Assad government forces 'take entire' Eastern Ghouta

No comment from Assad's military yet but Russian official says last rebels pushed out of their former stronghold, Douma.

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Saudi Twitter users welcome sight of Qatari flags in Dammam

The eastern city of Dammam is due to host the Arab League summit on April 15.

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'Greater Jerusalem means no churches and no mosques'

'There can never be peace until the Jerusalem file is satisfactorily resolved,' says chairman of Jerusalem Endowment.

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Kremlin to Trump: We don't engage in Twitter diplomacy

Dimitri Peskov, spokesperson for the Kremlin, warns of escalating 'already' fragile situation in war-torn Syria.

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