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Coalition says it hit Mosul site where civilians died

Coalition says it struck area in west Mosul where scores of civilians were reportedly killed by air raids last week.

Mosul's Old City

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Frustration as cabin electronics ban comes into force

Passengers decry US, UK ban on laptops and tablets in hand luggage on some flights from Middle East and North Africa.

US, UK ban prohibits electronic devices

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Hamas blames Israel after Mazen Faqha assassination

Gaza police say Israel and collaborators responsible for killing of senior Hamas member Mazen Faqha.

Mazen Faqha

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Muqtada al-Sadr threatens to boycott Iraq elections

Powerful Shia leader demands changes to electoral law at Baghdad demonstration attended by thousands of supporters.

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Explosion in Cairo's Maadi kills one, wounds three

Officials say one person killed and three members of his family wounded when a device exploded in a Cairo garden.

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David Friedman approved as US ambassador to Israel

David Friedman, a known donor to illegal settlements on Palestinian land, confirmed as ambassador to Israel.

David Friedman

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Hosni Mubarak walks free after six years in jail

Ex-president, recently acquitted for role in protester deaths during 2011 uprising, is free after six-year detention.

Hosni Mubarak

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Geneva talks resume as fighting rages in Hama, Damascus

Hopes for breakthrough or concessions from either side remain low, amid ongoing violence in Damascus and Hama.

De Mistura, left, Nasr al-Hariri

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UN: 300,000 civilians at risk in Damascus fighting

'Starvation around the corner' if humanitarian aid is not allowed into besieged areas in the capital, UN officials say.

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Israel arrests suspect behind US-Jewish bomb threats

Israeli police arrest teenager in connection to more than 150 anti-Semitic bomb threats against Jewish centres.

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