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Syria war: Twin suicide attacks kill dozens in Damascus

Suicide bomber targets main judicial building in the capital's centre, with a second blast reported in the Rabweh area.

Palace of Justice

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Iraq forces hit stiff resistance in Mosul's Old City

More than 65,000 fled their homes in the past two weeks as Iraqi fighters push into the city's densely populated west.

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UN: Syria jets deliberately hit Damascus water supply

UN says two Syrian air raids struck Ain al-Fijeh spring in December, a war crime that left millions without water.

Damascus water

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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak to walk free in coming days

Public prosecutor orders release of former president as early as tomorrow following court acquittal.

Hosni Mubarak

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Syria rebels agree to leave Homs' beseiged al-Waer

Last opposition area held by fighters in Homs city to be evacuated after heavy bombardment in recent weeks.

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Turkey summons Dutch envoy over Rotterdam police action

Notes given to Netherlands criticise the treatment of Turkish ministers and protesters.

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Israel denies entry to prominent British BSD activist

Palestine Solidarity Campaign head Hugh Lanning denied entry over his connection to the boycott movement.

BSD activist

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UNICEF: 2016 was the worst year yet for Syrian children

UN says more Syrian children suffered 'grave violations' in 2016 than in any year since ruinous war began.

Syrian children

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Ahmad Daqamseh freed after killing Israeli schoolgirls

Ahmad Daqamseh opened fire on Israeli schoolgirls on a trip to the Jordan-Israel border in 1997.

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Hardline group in Syria claims deadly Damascus bombings

Rebel alliance formerly affiliated with al-Qaeda said it was behind blasts targeting Shia pilgrims that killed dozens.

Damascus bombings

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