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Palestinian shot dead after alleged gun attack

Israeli forces kill Palestinian after shooting attack at a military checkpoint near Ramallah injures at least three.

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Dozens killed in blasts near Damascus shrin

At least 70 people killed and several wounded in blasts near Sayyida Zeinab shrine in Syria's capital, monitor says.

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Syria rivals trade blame over stalled talks

UN bid to hold indirect talks stalls as opposition says its team will not negotiate until humanitarian demands are met.

Bashar Jaafari

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Turkey warns Russia after alleging new airspace breach

Russian SU-34 jet reportedly flew into Turkish airspace despite radar warnings, prompting Ankara to summon ambassador.

Russian SU-34 jet

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Syria opposition threatens withdrawal from Geneva talks

Delegates of Syria's main opposition bloc say they will leave if "crimes" by Syria's government persist.

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Yemen's Houthis detain journalist and five activists

Nabil al-Sharabi was detained, along with five activists, in a dawn raid in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

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Syria opposition en route to crunch Geneva peace talks

Main opposition group travelling to Switzerland but wants humanitarian issues addressed before it will talk politics.

UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura

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Madaya residents starving to death despite aid delivery

Doctors Without Borders says 16 people have died in the besieged town despite provision of aid in convoys.

Madaya

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Dutch jets to join bombing of ISIL targets in Syria

Squadron of four F-16 fighter jets, which is already bombing in Iraq, will broaden its role in the US-led coalition.

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Bomb attack kills two police officers in Egypt's Sinai

Two police officers killed and five conscripts wounded when a roadside bomb hit an armoured car they were travelling in.

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