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Assad troops enter ISIL-held town of al-Sukhna in Homs

Monitor reports artillery and rocket firing at ISIL positions in lead-up to entry into southwestern part of al-Sukhna.

al-Sukhna in Homs

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Court orders release of 7 suspects in Cumhuriyet trial

Seven journalists from Cumhuriyet newspaper must be released under judicial supervision, Istanbul court rules.

Cumhuriyet

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'We won': Al-Aqsa Mosque reopened to all Palestinians

Worshippers of all ages enter mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem after Israel lifts restriction on men under 50.

al-Aqsa

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Qatar: UN should play a role in resolving Gulf crisis

Qatar's foreign minister also accused the four Arab countries that have blockaded Doha of violating international law.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

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UN struggles to deliver humanitarian aid in Syria

The UN has delivered aid to only a few hard-to-reach areas in Syria and not a single besieged location this month.

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King Abdullah demands Israel put embassy guard on trial

Kingdom seeks to question guard who has returned to Israel after dispute that left two Jordanian citizens dead.

Israeli embassy in Amman

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Palestinian killed after alleged stabbing attempt

Palestinian shot dead north of Hebron after reportedly trying to stab Israeli soldiers, army says.

West Bank city of Bethlehem

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Israeli settlers occupy Palestinian home in Hebron

Tensions grow after around 100 Israeli settlers forcibly take over a Palestinian home in the flash point city of Hebron.

Israeli settlers

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Palestinian dies as Israel restricts al-Aqsa access

Young protester succumbs to wounds after being shot by Israeli forces, as police renew ban on men under 50 at holy site.

Palestinian territories

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Five things you need to know about al-Aqsa

Amid growing tensions at al-Aqsa Mosque compound, MWC News explains why the holy site is a flashpoint.

al-Aqsa Mosque

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