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Low expectations as Arab League chiefs gather in Jordan

Ministers from the 22-member bloc are meeting in Jordan ahead of its annual summit on Wednesday.

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US-backed forces 'capture' Tabqa airbase from ISIL

SDF take military airport from ISIL in northern Syria, close to country's largest dam that may be in danger of collapse.

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Sanaa protest marks second Yemen conflict anniversary

Two-year war has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people and pushed the country to the brink of famine.

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US-backed Syria forces pause operations near Tabqa dam

SDF temporarily halts operations near country's largest dam over growing concerns of potential collapse.

Tabqa

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Hamas eases Gaza lockdown amid manhunt

Gaza authorities ease travel restrictions after imposing a 24-hour closure after assassination of senior Hamas official.

Gaza lockdown

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Erdogan: Turkey may hold EU accession referendum

President says Turkey may hold a public vote on whether to continue to pursue European Union membership.

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In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

Anti-ISIL push resumes after brief pause following reports of large numbers of civilian deaths by coalition air raids.

Mosul

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Iran hits back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

Sanction targets 15 American companies, which Tehran alleges are supporting 'atrocities' by Israel in Palestinian lands.

Iran has announced sanctions

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Gaza-Israel border shut after Mazen Faqha killing

Hamas closes northern Gaza crossing 'until further notice', as it reflects on Mazen Faqha's killing, blamed on Israel.

Mazen Faqha killing

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AUB settles US lawsuit over 'Hezbollah media training'

American University of Beirut to pay $700,000 for violating US sanctions by giving media training to banned outlets.

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