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Yemeni civilians killed in first US raid under Trump

At least 10 women and children killed in operation targeting al-Qaeda in southern province of al-Bayda, medics say.

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Syrian army captures Wadi Barada near Damascus

The advance of government forces comes a week after fruitless negotiations between Damascus and rebels in Astana.

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Iraqi MPs call for reciprocal ban on US citizens

Members of parliament call on government to reply in kind to President Donald Trump's ban on Iraqis entering the US.

Iraqi members of parliament

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Knesset to vote on bill that green lights settler homes

Draft law to legalise homes built on private Palestinian land has been deemed unconstitutional by the attorney general.

Jewish settlers

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Zarif: Trump's Muslim ban 'great gift to extremists'

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says US president's restrictions on travellers 'shows baselessness' of US friendship.

Javad Zarif

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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldier in Jenin

Security officials say incursion into Jenin camp by Israeli forces sparked clashes with young Palestinians.

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Muslim ban: Iraqis call for reciprocal measures

Parliament committee calls on Baghdad to 'reciprocate' travel ban on Americans as Iraqis express sense of betrayal.

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Fury as airlines bar passengers from flying to US

Carriers refuse to fly nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries to the US, after Trump's ban comes into effect.

airlines

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UN agency cuts food aid to 1.4 million displaced Iraqis

World Food Programme reduces food rations by 50 percent citing delays in payments from donor states.

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Hassan Rouhani: Now is not the time to build walls

Rouhani's warning follows order by US President Trump banning visas for Iranians and six other Muslim-majority nations.

President Hassan Rouhani

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