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Yemen's orphans face 'catastrophe' as fighting rages

The capital's main orphanage may have to close due to lack of funding, forcing hundreds of children onto the streets.

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Turkey accuses Syria government of truce violations

Turkish foreign minister warns planned peace talks in Kazakhstan could fail if violations do not end.

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Deadly blast hits western Turkish city of Izmir

At least two killed in blast near courthouse, while police have killed two attackers in coastal city, governor says.

Izmir

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Syria's Civil War: Deaths as car bomb hits Jableh town

At least nine killed and 25 others wounded in the government-controlled town in Latakia province, state media reports.

Jableh

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Shia militias using arms from 16 countries: Amnesty

The report calls for countries selling arms to Iraq to ensure they won't be used by Shia militias to commit war crimes.

Iraqi paramilitaries

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Netanyahu calls for pardon of convicted soldier Azaria

Israeli prime minister calls for pardon after military court convicts soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian.

Elor Azaria

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UAE bans keeping wild animals as pets

The new law forbids dealing in and ownership of all types of wild, domesticated and dangerous animals.

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Groups call for release of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Arrest of Mahmoud Hussein extends a long line of press freedom violations by Egypt, media freedom activists say.

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Thousands more Iraqis flee Mosul battles

UN says more than 13,000 have been displaced in last five days as Iraqi forces push to retake city from ISIL.

Mosul

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Egypt extends detention of Al Jazeera journalist

Al Jazeera denies the allegations against Mahmoud Hussein and calls for his immediate release.

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