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Syria: Deal reached to repair Wadi Barada water supply

Deal reached after damaged water infrastructure in Wadi Barada left 5.5 million in Damascus area enduring shortages.

Wadi Barada water supply

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Syria warns Israel after rockets hit air base

Large plumes of smoke rise over the capital with the Syrian army accusing Israel of targeting Mazzeh military airport.

rockets

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Israel diplomat forced to resign after AJ investigation

Shai Masot, a senior political officer at the Israeli embassy in the UK, was forced to resign, MWC News learns.

Shai Masot

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Beirut: Birds drawn by rubbish pose 'danger' to flights

Transport minister says the capital is facing an 'emergency' with mounting rubbish posing a real threat to flights.

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Syria's war: Astana peace talks 'set for January 23'

Russia reportedly confirms date for upcoming Syria negotiations in Kazakhstan's capital amid concerns over participants.

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Syria rebels deny deal with government on water supply

The damage to water infrastructure supplying Damascus has left some 5.5 million people without water.

The water supply to Damascus

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Abadi: Iraq-Turkey relations 'can't move forward'

State TV quotes Iraqi PM as renewing his demand that Turkish forces leave Bashiqa camp near Mosul.

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Army offensive tightens noose on rebel-held Douma

Health workers in rebel-held Damascus suburb say daily attacks by Syrian troops are stretching them to the limit.

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Israeli army kills Palestinian in West Bank Faraa camp

Soldiers raided the Faraa refugee camp in the occupied West Bank, shooting dead one Palestinian and arresting three.

Israeli soldiers

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Police kill attacker in Turkey's Gaziantep

Local news reports say clashes erupt in front of city's police station, with suicide bomber shot dead during attack.

Gaziantep

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