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Russia: Only Syrian forces should be stationed on Israel border

Moscow calls for exit of non-Syrian forces from 'de-escalation area' as rebels prepare for potential government push.

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Turkey slams Macron over Erdogan magazine cover support

French magazine Le Point splashed a photo of the Turkish president on its May 24 edition calling him a "dictator".

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Israel launches counterattacks in Gaza amid soaring tensions

Palestinian factions launch biggest assault in years amid soaring frustration over crippling 12-year Israeli siege.

Israeli soldiers

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Israel intercepts Gaza boat after setting sail to break blockade

Vessel carrying Palestinian patients, students and activists was captured by Israeli warships and taken to Ashdod port.

Israeli-imposed siege

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Egypt arrests former Sisi campaigner turned critic

The arrest of Hazim Abdelazim is the latest in Egypt's ongoing crackdown on dissenting voices.

A journalist sits beside pictures of fellow journalists

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Israel begins building marine barrier along Gaza border

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says the new barrier will prevent the 'possibility of infiltrating' Israel by sea.

Gaza's fishermen

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Top Egypt court orders month-long YouTube ban over Prophet video

Ruling ends a long appeals process over 2012 film, Innocence of Muslims, which depicts Prophet Muhammad negatively.

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Russian troops killed during rebel raid in Syria's Deir Az Zor

At least 92 Russian soldiers have been killed in Syria since September 2015, Russia's defence ministry says.

Russian troops

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Israel kills three Palestinians in Gaza tank shelling

Israeli military and Palestinian sources say Israeli soldiers targeted an observation post.

Palestinian mourns

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US lawmakers call Pentagon to probe torture allegations in Yemen

House of Representatives votes to require defence secretary to determine whether US troops were involved in torture.

torture allegations in Yemen

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