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Velayati: US does not dare carry out attack on Iran

Ali Akbar Velayati, adviser to supreme leader, calls US efforts to halt Iran's missile programme 'worthless fantasies'.

Ali Akbar Velayati

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Mahmoud Hussein detained for more than 50 days

Qatar-based network calls for release of Mahmoud Hussein who is detained under conditions that violate human rights.

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Egypt shuts El Nadeem Centre for torture victims

Police seal El Nadeem Centre after two attempts to shut it down claiming the rights group violated terms of its licence.

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Dozens of ISIL fighters killed by Turkish-led forces

Battle for Syrian city of al-Bab intensifies with 58 ISIL fighters killed as rebels and government troops converge.

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Air strike on Gaza Strip tunnel kills two Palestinians

Two dead and five wounded near Gaza-Egypt border after missile slams into a tunnel defying Israeli blockade.

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Syrian government jets target rebel-held area in Homs

At least eight people killed in air attack on rebel-held al-Waer neighbourhood of Homs, according to monitoring group.

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Intense raids kill dozens in Syria's Idlib

Civilians killed and multi-storey buildings collapse in some of the heaviest strikes to hit rebel-held city in months.

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Yakla residents speak of US raid that killed civilians

Locals say a US raid in Bayda province last month killed 16 civilians, including women and children.

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Israeli strikes on Gaza Strip injure three Palestinians

Tank fire and air strikes leave at least three wounded as Israeli military attacks Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

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Land grab law 'allows theft, stalls peace process'

Law that retroactively legalises settler homes on private Palestinian land widely condemned as legitimising theft.

Israeli police

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