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    Syria rebels evacuate ‘cradle’ of uprising as Israel strikes north

    Agence France-Presse . Daraa | Updated at 12:38am on July 17, 2018

    Hundreds of Syrian rebels and their relatives left the southern city of Daraa on Sunday under a deal to bring the ‘cradle’ of the country’s...

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    Israeli air strikes hit Gaza

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 03:12am on July 15, 2018

    Israel’s military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, following border clashes in which two Palestinians including a...

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    Air strike kills 28 civilians in Syria’s Deir Ezzor: monitor

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 01:21pm on July 13, 2018

    An air strike has killed 28 civilians in one of the last holdouts of the Islamic State group in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor,...

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    State media confirms deal with rebels for Daraa city

    Agence France-Presse . Damascus | Updated at 12:32am on July 13, 2018

    Syrian state media on Wednesday confirmed a deal between the regime and rebels for opposition fighters to hand over their heavy weapons in the southern...

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    Amnesty fears war crimes in UAE-run Yemen prisons

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:20am on July 12, 2018

    Human rights violations in a string of Yemeni prisons run by the United Arab Emirates could amount to war crimes, Amnesty International...

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    27 regime fighters killed in northwest Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Beirut | Updated at 02:30am on July 11, 2018

    Rebels and Islamist forces killed more than two dozen pro-government fighters in a joint attack in a northwestern stronghold of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s regime,...

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    Coalition faces stalemate in Yemen’s main port city

    Reutes . Dubai | Updated at 12:55am on July 10, 2018

    A Saudi-led coalition has made no major gains in its offensive to wrest control of Yemen’s Hodeidah port from the Iran-aligned Houthis, leaving it without...

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    Turkey train disaster leaves 24 dead, hundreds hurt

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:49am on July 09, 2018

    Twenty-four people were killed and hundreds injured when a train packed with weekend passengers derailed in northwest Turkey due to ground erosion after heavy rains,...

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    Lifting of emergency rule: Turkey sacks more than 18,000 personnel

    Reuters | Updated at 12:27pm on July 08, 2018

    Turkey issued a decree on Sunday dismissing more than 18,000 civil servants, half of which were from the police force, ahead of this month’s expected...

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    Syrian rebels agree surrender deal with regime

    Agence France-Presse . Daraa | Updated at 12:05am on July 08, 2018

    The Syrian regime on Friday reached a deal with rebels for the surrender of the remaining opposition-held cities and towns in the southern province of...