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Voting under way in Iran parliamentary runoff

Allies of President Hassan Rouhani seek to make major seat gains in second round after strong showing in first vote.

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Saudi Arabia to pump more oil to meet domestic demand

Output may rise to about 10.5 million barrels per day from average 10.15 but sources say Kingdom will not flood market.

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Aleppo onslaught: New air strikes hit medical facility

Civil defence says clinic in Aleppo hit by air strike, the second time this week a medical facility has been targeted.

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Syria war: UN aid chief laments 'massive suffering'

UN humanitarian chief laments situation in Syria, where people are facing "appalling" desolation, hunger and starvation.

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Palestine slams Israel’s rejection of French peace plan

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says the best way to resolve the conflict is through direct, bilateral negotiations.

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Bahrain hands out eight life sentences for 'terrorism'

Court condemns eight people for violence against security forces, possession of explosives and the smuggling of weapons.

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Suicide bomber targets police chief of Yemen's Aden

General Shallal Shayae escapes unharmed from the latest in series of attempts to kill him.

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Syria civil war: 150 US soldiers enter Kurdish region

State news agency citing officials calls entry of 150 troops in the Rmeilan airfield area an 'act of aggression'.

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Turkish reporters get two years in prison for blasphemy

Court sentences Cumhuriyet's Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya to two years in prison for reprinting Charlie Hebdo cover.

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Iraq shuts down Al Jazeera Baghdad bureau

Network "shocked" by action and vows to continue coverage of events in the country.

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