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Saudi coalition strikes on Saada market kill dozens

At least 25 killed after two air raids hit al-Mashnaq market in Shada district in northwestern Yemen, an official says.

Shada

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Iraqi forces launch assault to take Mosul Old City

Densely populated warren of alleyways crucial to recapture of whole of former ISIL bastion by US-backed forces.

Iraqi forces

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Doha yet to see demands from Riyadh and allies

Amid diplomatic rift, foreign minister says Qatar has not received list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman

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Syrian army declares two-day ceasefire in Deraa

Syrian military announces 48-hour lull in fighting in Syrian city, as diplomats seek to resume stalled talks.

ceasefire

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Tehran says Saudi coastguard killed Iranian fisherman

The shooting happened after two boats fishing in the Gulf were pushed off course by waves, say Iranian reports.

Persian Gulf

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31 sentenced to death in Hisham Barakat's killing

Hisham Barakat, who oversaw President Mubarak's acquittal, was killed in a car bombing near his house in Cairo in 2015.

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Qatar rebuts Bahrain destabilisation claim

Foreign ministry says 2011 phone recording pertains to Qatari mediation efforts made with approval of Bahrain officials.

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Al Jazeera Arabic Twitter account restored

Doha-based network says brief suspension of official account appeared to be caused by an 'organised campaign'.

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Palestinians reject ISIL claim of Jerusalem attacks

Hamas says ISIL claim that three of its fighters attacked Israeli police is false and an attempt to 'muddy the waters'.

Jerusalem's Old City

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Lebanese parliament passes law paving way for new polls

A May 2018 vote will be based on proportional representation and 15 districts, replacing the winner-takes-all system.

Read more: Lebanese parliament passes law paving way for new polls

   

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