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Turkey summons US envoy over support for Syrian Kurds

US state department spokesman angers Ankara by voicing support for Syria's Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD).

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Iraq army enters last ISIL stronghold in Ramadi

Iraqi forces raise flag in centre of Hussaibah village, following weeks of fighting with ISIL, security sources say.

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Car bomb attack rocks Syria's Damascus

Reports of deaths and injuries after blast near a market and a police officers' club in Masaken Barzeh district.

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UN finds 'extermination' of detainees in Syria

Report covering 2011-15 period urges targeted sanctions against individuals and groups guilty of "unimaginable abuses".

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UAE to create 'minister of happiness' post

Prime minister announces via Twitter privatisation of government services and creation of new ministerial positions.

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Egypt denies police hand in Italian student's death

Interior minister rejects claims Giulio Regeni, found dead in Cairo on February 3, was arrested by police and tortured.

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Israeli Knesset to vote on divisive NGO bill

Measure aims to mandate public-funding disclosure from Israeli groups receiving more than half of funding from abroad.

Ayelet Shaked (centre)

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Netanyahu seeks to suspend Palestinian politicians

Israeli PM announces bill to remove lawmakers from Knesset over visits to relatives of alleged Palestinian attackers.

Hanin Zoabi

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Turkey and Germany agree on plan to ease refugee crisis

Officials pledge to tackle illegal migration and call for an end to attacks on Syria's largest city.

Temporary refugee camps

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Anger over red carpet rolled out for Sisi's convoy

Footage showing Egypt president's convoy driving over several kilometres of red carpet sparks outrage on social media.

red carpet

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