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Israeli air raids kill two Palestinian teens in Gaza

Hamas says it launched rockets and mortars in response to Israeli air strikes, which also wounded 14 Palestinians.

Waleed al-Nimri mourns

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Iraq: Protests rage over poor public services, unemployment

Demonstrations began in the southern city of Basra over high unemployment and a lack of basic services.

Protesters burned tires

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Israeli forces kill 15-year-old Palestinian, wound scores

Protests began on March 30 calling for the right of return of refugees, which make up 70 percent of Gaza's population.

Palestinians watch a protest

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Syrian government raises flag in Deraa, birthplace of revolt

State TV says the army hoisted the flag near the post office, as President Assad takes further control of the country.

People hold a Syrian flag

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US calls on European allies to take harsh line against Iran

The US appeal to EU leaders comes as some of Tehran's biggest oil customers appear to be succumbing to the US pressure.

Mike Pompeo

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Amnesty calls for probe of torture claims in Yemen prisons

Report details alleged disappearances, torture and likely deaths in prisons and 'network of secret detention' centres.

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Israel launches air attacks on three Syrian military facilities

Israeli army says the attacks came in response to a Syrian drone incursion into the occupied Golan Heights.

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Yemen demands UAE close prisons weeks after reports of abuse

Interior Minister Ahmed al-Maysari made the demand in a meeting with the UAE's minister of international cooperation.

UAE prisons

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Turkey arrests televangelist Adnan Oktar on multiple charges

Controversial televangelist Adnan Oktar and some of his followers face charges ranging from sexual assault to espionage.

Adnan Oktar

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Turkey mine bosses sentenced to up to 22 years over Soma disaster

Court hands out hefty jail sentences over 2014 mining disaster in Soma, in which 301 people were killed.

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