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Saudi Arabia arrests 22 for spreading online videos

One Qatari national was among 22 people arrested for 'inciting against public order' via social media, authorities say.

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Syria: Probe reveals chemical weapons use in Hama

As watchdog probes use of sarin gas in Hama, activists say international community needs to do more to punish Assad.

Residents of Hama and Idlib

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Macron offers mediation between Baghdad and Kurds

The French president expresses readiness to help in easing tension between Baghdad and Kurds over secession referendum.

Haider al-Abadi, Macron

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Syria violence at worst level since Aleppo: ICRC

Heavy fighting raging in several regions of Syria is causing hundreds of civilian casualties, ICRC reports.

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Turkey sentences 40 to life for trying to kill Erdogan

Rogue soldiers convicted in a major trial linked to last year's failed coup attempt that left hundreds dead.

Mugla

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Moscow denies ISIL captives are Russian soldiers

President's office cautions against reports but says will check whether captives in Deir Az Zor are Russian citizens.

Russian mercenaries

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Erdogan, Rouhani united in opposition to Kurdish state

Turkish leader links Israel's Mossad to Kurdish referendum, while Iranian president blames "foreign sectarian plot".

Erdogan, Rouhani

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Iraq forces in 'final assault' on ISIL-held Hawija

Hawija is one of only two pockets of territory still under control of ISIL in Iraq.

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Iran's Javad Zarif and Sheikh Tamim hold talks in Doha

Foreign minister's visit comes after restoration of full diplomatic ties with Qatar and against backdrop of GCC crisis.

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Israel seals off West Bank and Gaza, as Sukkot begins

Eleven-day border closure hits some four million Palestinians as week-long Jewish holiday commences.

Palestinians prohibited

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US-backed rebels oust ISIL fighters 'with little damage' after a 'large-scale' push to seize Syria's biggest oilfield.

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