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Erdogan: Operation in Syria's Afrin has begun

Fearing formation of Kurdish corridor along its border, Ankara carries out air raids and mobilises fighters in the area.

Operation in Syria's Afrin

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Mike Pence starts Middle East tour amid Jerusalem anger

US vice president arrives in Egypt with shortened schedule after Palestinian president and others promise to snub visit.

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Winter storm sweeps across the Levant

Sandstorm, rain, snow and frost – it now feels like winter in the Middle East.

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Turkey deploys thousands of FSA rebels at Syria border

Fearing the formation of a Kurdish corridor along its border, Ankara mobilises fighters to push out Kurds from Afrin.

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Sisi, ex-army chief Sami Anan to run in 2018 election

President Sisi announced his plan to run for a second term in the presidential election that will take place in March.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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Refugees found frozen in Lebanon near Syria border

Lebanese army says 10 people crossing from Syria into Lebanon die after snowstorm hits border area.

Syria border

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Civilian deaths in 2017 US-led anti-ISIL push 'triple'

Monitor says US-led coalition fighting ISIL in Iraq and Syria killed up to 6,102 civilians in 2017.

Airwars said civilian death toll

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Israel apologises for deadly embassy shooting in Amman

Jordan's foreign ministry says Israel has promised victims' families will be compensated after fatal incident in July.

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One year of Trump: The effect on the Middle East

Is Trump's foreign policy on Israel, Iran and the GCC all that different from previous administrations?

Trump stopped in Saudi Arabia in May

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Qatari royal: Gulf crisis to seize Qatar's wealth

Sheikh Abdullah accuses Saudi and UAE of plotting to take Qatar's wealth by force in an audio recording.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al Thani

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