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Turkey to release 38,000 prisoners early

Move comes after tens of thousands of detentions made over the July 15 failed coup attempt.

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Turkey: Pro-Kurdish newspaper Ozgur Gundem shut down

A court temporarily closes down Ozgur Gundem accusing it of "continuously conducting propaganda" for Kurdish fighters.

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Houthi shelling kills civilians in Saudi border city

Projectiles land in industrial area of Najran city, killing four Saudi citizens and three expatriate workers.

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Russia defends using Iran base for Syria airstrikes

Moscow says use of Iran's airbase does not violate UN resolution that prohibits supplying warplanes to Tehran.

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Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian teen in West Bank

Seventeen-year-old was killed after soldiers entered al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron to "uncover weaponry".

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MSF hospital in Yemen hit by air strike

Hospital supported by MSF in northwestern Yemen hit by air strike, killing at least 11 and wounding 19, aid group says.

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Syria's civil war: Russian jets bomb rebels from Iran

The fighter jets took off from western Iran and conducted air strikes in Aleppo, Idlib and Deir el-Zor provinces.

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ISIL shoots Iraqi civilians fleeing Hawija

Residents say they came under heavy gunfire when escaping as government prepares major offensive to retake Hawija.

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Bus bombing kills opposition fighters in Syria's Idlib

Blast on board bus near Atmeh border crossing prompts evacuation of wounded fighters to Turkey's Hatay for treatment.

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Syria's war: Scores killed in Idlib and Aleppo violence

Government air strikes and a suicide bombing kill more than 100 people in 24 hours in Syria's rebel-held territories.

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