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Iraq's paramilitary troops deployed at Syrian border

Popular Mobilisation Forces deployed to back up border guards after several attacks by missiles from the Syrian side.

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Iran, Turkey, Russia strike deal on Syria detainees

Working group to discuss exchange and release of prisoners held by pro-government forces and rebel groups.

Steffan de Mistura, the UN special envoy for Syria,

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Three images become new face of Palestinian resistance

Three iconic images that emerged following the latest wave of protests have been hailed as reminders of the resistance.

Ahed Tamimi

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Mahmoud Abbas urges EU to take lead in peace efforts

Day after UN vote, Palestinian President Abbas says he has 'trust' in French leader Macron's efforts to advance peace.

Abbas and French President Macron

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US: There is no military solution to end war in Yemen

State Department official says Houthis will be invited to political settlement if they stop attacking Saudi Arabia.

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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians in Gaza protests

Day after UN vote, troops open fire on Palestinians protesting against US move to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Gaza protests

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UN Jerusalem resolution: How each country voted

A country breakdown of the General Assembly vote rejecting US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

UN Jerusalem resolution

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Turkey summons UAE envoy after Ottoman insult retweet

Row over UAE foreign minister retweet insulting Ottoman governor of Medina escalates with Turkey summoning UAE envoy.

Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

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CPJ: Iraq, Syria, deadliest countries for journalists

US-based NGO records 42 journalist deaths in 2017, at least 15 of which took place in Iraq, Syria.

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HRW calls for UN to sanction Saudi crown prince

Rights group says plaudits Mohammed bin Salman received for reforms are undeserved as human rights violations continue.

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