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Egypt declares state of emergency after church bombings

President Sisi says three-month emergency law to be imposed after ISIL-claimed blasts at Coptic churches kill dozens.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

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Assad allies vow reprisals against aggression on Syria

Russia, Iran and Lebanon's Hezbollah vow to react to any future 'aggressions against Syria', whoever carries them out.

rebel-held Idlib

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Russia, Iran vow continued military support for Assad

The two countries say they will continue military cooperation in support of Assad 'until total defeat of terrorists'.

Iran

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Deadly blasts hit Coptic churches in Tanta, Alexandria

Powerful bomb blasts strike packed Coptic Christian churches in Tanta and Alexandria, in an assault claimed by ISIL.

Coptic church

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Nikki Haley: No solution to war with Assad in power

US diplomat says removal of Syrian president, pushing Iran out and defeating ISIL are Trump administration priorities.

assault on rebel forces

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Russia warning as US threatens further Syria stikes

Russian UN envoy warns of 'extremely serious' consequences as Washington says it is ready to take further action.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley

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Thousands protest Palestinian Authority pay cut in Gaza

Demonstrators in Gaza City call for resignation of PM Rami Hamdallah after PA cuts salaries in enclave by 30 percent.

Thousands protest

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Syria: Evacuation of Homs' Al Waer enclave resumes

Opposition activists have called the Russia-brokered evacuation of the rebel enclave in Homs 'forced displacement'.

Evacuation

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ISIL kills dozens of civilians fleeing Mosul: witnesses

People trying to escape besieged Iraqi city are being killed and their bodies hung from electricity poles.

Iraqi soldier frisks a man

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Putin: Syria strike illegal, damages US-Russia ties

Russia labels US missile strikes on Syria as 'aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law'.

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