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Turkey moves towards stripping MPs of immunity

Parliament completes first round of voting for bill that Kurdish MPs say is aimed at cracking down on them.

Parliament

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Dozens killed in bombings in Iraq's Baghdad

At least 70 killed and over 100 wounded in attacks in mainly Shia neighbourhoods, increasing pressure on the government.

Baghdad

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Yemen imposes weekday ban on khat sale

Officials restrict sale of the mild narcotic due to "security, social and health" concerns.

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Iraq death toll rises after coordinated ISIL attacks

ISIL attacks on a natural gas plant and other targets in or close to Baghdad killed at least 29 people on Sunday.

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Arab-American scholar Clovis Maksoud dies aged 90

Veteran diplomat, writer and scholar Maksoud was a strong advocate of the Palestinian cause and Arab unity.

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Turkey and US bomb ISIL positions inside Syria

At least 27 killed and ISIL defence posts destroyed in area controlled by armed group, according to Syrian state media.

fifth-century Church in Daret Azza village

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Iran arrests female models for posing without hijabs

The arrests were part of an undercover operation dubbed Spider II that targets photos of women without head covering.

Elham Arab

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Deaf Syrian carpet-makers find markets in Asia

Two women living in a refugee camp in Turkey have been making carpets that are being bought in Japan and China.

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Syria's civil war: Intense fighting in Deir Az Zor

Kerry holds talks with Saudi king as battles rage on in two provinces between government troops and opposition fighters.

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Deadly bombing targets police in Yemen's Mukalla

Policemen returning to work in southern city recaptured by government among attack's dozens of victims, officials say.

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