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De Mistura: Assad team not 'confirmed' for Geneva talks

Assad delegation yet to confirm attendance in Geneva talks, UN envoy says, amid ongoing bombardment of Eastern Ghouta.

Staffan De Mistura

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Saudi anti-terrorism summit panned on social media

Use of clip of Palestinian fighter at Islamic Coalition against Terrorism conference in Riyadh stirs social media storm.

Palestinian fighting Israeli forces

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Syria: 80 people killed in just over 24 hours

Suspected Russian and Syrian warplanes target the east and south of the country, despite de-escalation agreement.

Eastern Ghouta assault

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Wheat aid arrives in blockaded Yemen amid famine fears

Ship carrying 25,000 tonnes of desperately needed wheat docks in the Houthi-held port of Saleef in western Yemen.

Children protest against the Saudi-led coalition

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Erdogan pledges new plan to protect women from violence

Government has dealt 20,000 cases of abuse against women, Erdogan says, and perpetrators will be punished with new laws.

Istanbul

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Dozens of civilians killed in Syria air strikes

Rebel-held Eastern Ghouta near Damascus targeted with 23 people killed, while 34 die in Deir Az Zor, activists report.

Fighter jets at Khmeimim airbase

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Will the GCC summit be held next month as planned?

A prominent Kuwaiti journalist has said the summit will go ahead with Qatar's participation, despite regional deadlock.

The Gulf Cooperation Council

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Iran to widen missile range 'if threatened by Europe'

Revolutionary Guards commander says Tehran so far limited missile range to 2,000km but could increase this with ease.

missile

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Hariri: Hezbollah's regional positions 'unacceptable

Lebanese PM Saad al-Hariri warns Hezbollah against interfering in regional wars, saying country should stay neutral.

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri

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Egyptian air raid kills 'terrorist' mosque attackers

Army statement says air force destroyed a number of vehicles used in Friday's massacre, killing all those aboard.

Wounded people are evacuated

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