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Jordan hits ISIL targets in southern Syria

Military strikes armed group two years after a Jordanian pilot was captured and burned alive in a cage.

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Turkey says over 800 detained in anti-ISIL operations

Around 820 detained in nationwide operations, according to state media, in Turkey's biggest roundup targeting the group.

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Mattis: Iran the 'biggest state sponsor of terrorism'

Defense Secretary James Mattis slams Tehran hours after the Trump administration announces fresh sanctions.

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Wave of cold air brings snow to the Gulf

The latest wave of cold has brought snow to Oman and UAE and near record lows to Qatar.

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Defiant Iran holds military drills after US sanctions

Tehran says the aim of the manoeuvres is to show "complete preparedness" to deal with US threats and sanctions.

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US-backed Syrian forces launch new offensive on Raqqa

The SDF says it aims to completely encircle the ISIL stronghold with increasing support from the US-led coalition.

YPG fighters

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Turkey, US-coalition jets 'kill 47 ISIL fighters'

Military says a total of 47 fighters killed in northern Syria in clashes and air raids in the past 24 hours.

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Trump: Iran 'playing with fire' after missile test

Foreign minister Zarif says Iran 'unmoved by threats' after Trump warns Tehran he will not be as 'kind' as Obama.

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US says Israeli settlements 'may not be helpful'

While stopping short of criticising settlement expansion, White House appears to cool rhetoric on Israel-Palestine.

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US admits civilians 'likely' killed in Yemen raid

US military says civilians likely "caught up" in gunfire in Bayda province, but stays mum on death of American girl.

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