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Gonabadi Dervish protest leaves 5 dead in Tehran

More than 300 arrests made after five security forces killed in clashes in Tehran involving Sufi Muslims, reports say.

police officers

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Syrian forces continue bloody offensive in East Ghouta

Residents describe 'catastrophic' scenes as bombardment by regime forces kills over 150 people in the last 48 hours.

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Turkey denies reports Syria will help YPG in Afrin

Turkey says reports Syrian army will aid Kurdish YPG in Afrin are false, adding such a move will be a 'major disaster'.

Syria's Afrin

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Egyptian, Israeli firms sign $15bn natural gas deal

Israel to export $15bn worth of natural gas to Egypt over 10-year period.

Ashdod

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ISIL claims attack on pro-government militia in Iraq

ISIL claims responsibility for an attack that killed more than two dozen fighters in Iraq's Kirkuk province.

The Popular Mobilization Forces

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Cavusoglu: 'Nobody can stop' Turkish forces in Afrin

Turkish foreign minister made remarks in response to reports that Syrian forces will fight alongside YPG against Turkey.

YPG-led SDF forces

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Syria: 77 civilians killed in regime bombardment

Death toll includes 20 children in Syrian government attack on besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta, war monitor says.

Eastern Ghouta

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Palestinians stranded in Egypt leave for Rafah crossing

Groups say 160 Palestinians were stranded for 13 days after Egyptian authorities suddenly closed Rafah crossing.

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'Syrian forces to back YPG' in fight against Turkey

A Kurdish YPG official claims regime forces will join Kurdish fighters in Afrin.

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Iran denies 'hegemon' plans, denounces Saudi and Israel

Saudi Arabia urges 'fundamental change in Iranian regime' as Tehran's foreign minister calls foes 'US client states'.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

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On day five of the Syrian government aerial offensive on rebel-held enclave, 403 people and counting have been killed.

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