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Children among bombardment victims in Syria

Monitoring group says 17 children among 39 civilians killed in air strikes on opposition-held areas in Aleppo province.

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#Iran navy fires warning shots at oil tanker in Gulf

Singapore-flagged ship retreats to the UAE after incident with Iranian navy vessels in international waters.

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Aid delivery resumes amid #Yemen truce

Humanitarian pause in fighting between Arab coalition and Houthis "broadly holding" but tension rises over Iranian ship.

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Reports: #ISIL makes gains in central #Syria

Activists report ISIL gains in Homs province, as Iraq claims coalition strikes have killed group's number two.

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#Yemen humanitarian pause comes into effect

Unclear if two sides honouring ceasefire, which began shortly after arms-depot blasts near Sanaa killed at least 69.

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#Syria air strikes blamed for deaths in Aleppo

Barrel bombs kill at least 20 people while suicide blasts leave dozens dead in Alawite areas in Homs, activists say.

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Syrian opposition group to skip Geneva talks

National Coalition criticises UN's handling of situation and says Assad government cannot be part of a future Syria.

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Deadly bombs explode in #Baghdad

Separate bombs target two areas in Iraqi capital, killing at least 12 people and injuring 25.

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#Egypt justice minister quits over social class remarks

Mahfouz Saber resigns amid uproar over remarks that children of rubbish collectors workers too lowly to become judges.

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Saudi says absence at Camp David 'not a snub to US'

King Salman to send crown prince and defence minister to summit in what some say is snub over US-Iran rapprochement.

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