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ISIL accused of killing scores of Qaryatayn civilians

ISIL fighters accused of conducting a revenge campaign before the town's capture by Syrian government forces.

Qaryatayn

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Kurds accuse Baghdad of troop build-up on region border

Kurdish officials in northern Iraq express concern over 'dangerous deployment' of Iraqi troops and allied militia.

Iraqi army

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Syrian regime traps 400,000 civilians in east Ghouta

At least two babies die of malnutrition as eastern Ghouta remains under siege by regime forces.

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Russia accuses US coalition of decimating Raqqa

The Syrian city has suffered the same fate as Dresden during World War II, Russian defence ministry says.

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Gorran says Barzani should resign after Kurdish vote

Kurdish opposition group says Kurdistan Regional Government head failed to heed advice on referendum and caused crisis.

Massoud Barzani

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Rights groups blast Egypt's human rights record

As Sisi arrives in Paris, groups urge France to leverage its clout with Egypt to address human rights abuses.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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SDF says it captured al-Omar oilfield from ISIL

US-backed rebels oust ISIL fighters 'with little damage' after a 'large-scale' push to seize Syria's biggest oilfield.

SDF forces

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Tillerson visits Qatar in new push to end Gulf crisis

Top US diplomat arrives in Doha after visit in Saudi Arabia as part of renewed efforts to resolve GCC diplomatic rift.

Tillerson and Mohammed bin Abdulrahman

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Hamas: No rift with Qatar over Fatah reconciliation

Group brushes off talk of tension and praises Qatar for 'pioneering role' in improving lives of Palestinians in Gaza.

reconciliation

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Tillerson renews Gulf crisis talks in Saudi Arabia

Top US diplomat offers little optimism as he visits Riyadh and Doha in new push to resolve Gulf diplomatic dispute.

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