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Turkey's Erdogan: Barack Obama deceived us over PKK

Turkish leader says he hopes for stronger ties between Turkey and US under Donald Trump's administration.

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Police targeted near Egypt's St Catherine's Monastery

ISIL claims responsibility for attack near UNESCO World Heritage site in southern Sinai, just days before pope's visit.

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Syria evacuations resume after deadly bomb attack

The reciprocal evacuations from two pro-government villages and two opposition-held towns resumed under tight security.

The evacuation

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Dozens killed in separate air raids across Syria

Rescue workers and monitor blame Russian, US-led coalition and Syrian jets for the death of many children and women.

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Turkey to extend state of emergency by three months

The move, first imposed after a failed coup attempt in July 2016, follows Sunday's referendum to amend the constitution.

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Power crisis leaves Gaza's main hospital on the brink

More than two million people in Gaza, already living under a crippling Israeli blockade, facing massive power shortages.

power plant

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President Erdogan rejects criticism of referendum

Sunday's vote was conducted on an 'unlevel playing field', a criticism termed 'prejudiced' and 'unacceptable'.

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Archaeologists make major discovery in Egypt's Luxor

A 3,500-year-old tomb with several mummies, sarcophagi and statues was found in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis.

Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis

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Israel punishes hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners

Israeli authorities look to quell mass hunger strike through solitary confinement and punitive measures.

Palestinian prisoners

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Iraqi forces gain ground in Mosul door-to-door fighting

UN says civilians face 'terrifying risk' as 400,000 people remain trapped as six-months of fighting rages on in Mosul.

Old City

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