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Iraqi forces open fire on third day of Basra clashes

A day after six people were killed in southern Iraq's Basra city, violent protests over poor government services continued with security forces opening fire after new clashes.

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UN envoy positive before Yemen peace talks - despite no rebels

UN's Martin Griffiths says 'going to make it happen' at Geneva talks despite rebel no-show.

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Syria's war: Drones crowd Idlib skies as province awaits battle

After deadly air strikes on Tuesday, Idlib residents report heavy presence of suspected Russian reconnaissance drones.

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Saudi 'seeks death penalty' for Muslim scholar Salman al-Awdah

Scholar, 61, charged with 37 counts, including incitement against the ruler and spreading discord, his family says.

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Israel says it launched 200 strikes in Syria since 2017

Military sources say the attacks are mostly aimed at preventing Iran from establishing a military presence in Syria.

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Egypt: Suspected bomb found near US embassy in Cairo

One man, reportedly in his 20s, arrested after incident just metres away from the building in central Cairo.

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Fighter jets hit Syria's Idlib targets as fears of battle mount

First strikes in weeks kill civilians and raise fears threatened push against last rebel-held province may be under way.

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Saudi royal: 'King and heir apparent' responsible for Yemen war

Prince Ahmed bin Abdelaziz tells London activists wider royal family not to blame for kingdom's foreign policy moves.

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Trump warns Syria not to 'recklessly attack' Idlib province

Comments by US president come as government forces prepare to launch an offensive to retake rebel-held Idlib province.

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Egypt renews detention for Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Hussein has now spent more time in pre-trial detention than is currently allowed by Egyptian law.

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