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Turkey's CHP leader ends 450km protest march with rally

Main opposition chief joins demonstration against arrest of his party member after 25-day trek from Ankara to Istanbul.

Kemal Kilicdaroglu, the head of Republican People's Party (CHP)

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Egypt and Palestine discuss Hamas-Cairo rapprochement

Abbas-El-Sisi meeting comes after signs of a rapprochement between Cairo, Hamas and ex-Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan.

Abbas met with Sisi

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Ceasefire goes into effect in Deraa, Suweida, Quneitra

Deal brokered by US, Russia and Jordan to cover the provinces of Deraa, Suweida and Quneitra.

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Qatar to seek compensation for damages from blockade

Initiative aims to secure compensation for companies, public institutions and individuals hurt by anti-Qatar blockade.

Ali bin Fetais Al-Marri, Qatar's attorney general

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Gulf crisis: Latest Twitter war conjures up genies

Social media goes otherworldly after the creation of a hashtag accusing Qatar of "dealing with genies".

genies

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Abadi hails 'great victory' against ISIL in Mosul

Iraq's leader arrives in Mosul and declares city 'liberated' after nearly nine-month battle against ISIL.

Mosul liberated from Daesh

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Kilicaroglu to end 'justice' march with mass rally

Opposition leader began march 25 days ago to protest an MP's conviction for revealing state secrets and other arrests.

Turkish main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu

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Iraqi forces 'raise flag' on Tigris riverside in Mosul

State TV says troops have reached the Tigris riverbank as ISIL fighters hold out in tiny area in Mosul's Old City.

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Power hit in Gaza after lack of fuel payment to Egypt

Electricity authority accuses Palestinian Authority of blocking fuel payments to Egypt as power plants go offline.

Hamas-run Gaza Strip

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Tense calm prevails in southwest Syria ahead of truce

Syrian opposition activists reported low-level violence in Daraa one day before a new ceasefire deal takes effect.

Previous ceasefires in Syria have collapsed

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