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Fighting rages in Aleppo despite Russian lull pledge

No sign of aid windows promised by Russia as clashes between army and rebels continue in southern Aleppo.

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Civilians, police officers killed in Turkey blasts

Attacks kill eight people in southeastern Turkey as 17 are arrested in Istanbul "anti-terror" raids.

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Russia declares three-hour air strike pause in Aleppo

After calling for a 48-hour halt in fighting, UN says three hours is not long enough to meet needs of trapped civilians.

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Syria's civil war: Suspected chemical attack in Aleppo

Rescue group and hospital say gas dropped on the Zubdiya neighbourhood of rebel-held Aleppo.

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Turkey offers Russia joint operations against ISIL

The proposal would see the two powers put aside their to fight the "common enemy" of ISIL.

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At least 12 babies killed in Baghdad hospital fire

A fire in Baghdad's Yarmouk maternity hospital has left at least 12 premature babies dead, Iraqi health ministry says.

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Syria: SDF retakes almost all of Manbij from ISIL

After hundreds killed and thousands fled, the SDF - an opposition group - is in control of 90 percent of city.

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New Egypt law bars police from speaking to media

Legislation seeks to prohibit officers from providing information to media without government permission.

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Arab coalition rejects claims of raid on Yemeni capital

Alliance says Tuesday's raids were part of air support to government forces in Nehm, north of Sanaa.

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Syrian rebels deny losing ground in Aleppo

Rebel fighters say that they still cling on to territories taken from government forces recently.

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