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Bashar al-Assad: Everything on table in Astana talks

In interviews with French media, Syrian leader says military victory in Aleppo was the "tipping point" in the conflict.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

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Truck bomb kills several in Sinai's El-Arish

At least eight members of security forces killed in an attack on a police checkpoint in El-Arish.

El-Arish checkpoint

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Iraq: Suicide attacks rock Baghdad killing at least 20

Bombers strike Shia areas in Iraq's capital also wounding 50 others with one attack claimed by the armed group ISIL.

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Arrests after protests against Elor Azaria conviction

Seven demonstrators detained near presidential home in Jerusalem as discord over Israeli soldier's verdict continues.

the Israeli public

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Turkish PM Yildirim visits Iraq to mend relations

The two-day visit to Baghdad and Erbil are meant to improve economic ties, and a coordinated effort to target the PKK.

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Iran's ex-president Hashemi Rafsanjani dies at 82

Ex-Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani dies in hospital after suffering a heart attack, state media reports.

Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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Deadly attack as truck rams into soldiers in Jerusalem

Driver shot dead after ploughing into Israeli troops, killing at least four and wounding several others in Jerusalem.

ambulance

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Two Saudi 'terrorist' suspects shot dead in police raid

Interior ministry says security forces surrounded a house and ordered suspects to surrender but they opened fire.

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Thousands more dismissed over failed coup attempt

Another 6,000 people sacked and dozens of associations closed over alleged links to July coup plotters.

police officers

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Bomb kills dozens in northern Syrian city of Azaz

At least 43 people killed and several others wounded in northern stronghold of Turkish-based Syrian rebels.

Azaz

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