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Syrian rebels blame Russia for stalled Aleppo talks

Little relief for civilians despite weeks of indirect meetings in Turkey between Syrian opposition officials and Russia.

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New Israeli envoy arrives in Turkey after rapprochement

Eitan Naeh dispatched as Israel's first ambassador to Ankara in six years after row over Gaza flotilla raid ended.

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Troops advance in Aleppo, Russia proposes aid corridors

Despite global criticism and UN warning Aleppo risks becoming a "giant graveyard", Syrian government forces press on.

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Qatari news website raises 'censorship' concerns

Doha News says it has been blocked by the Gulf country's two internet service providers - with no reason why.

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New UN tally shows spike in casualties in Iraq

Deaths of civilians, security forces, and Peshmerga fighters are all on the rise amid ferocious battles for Mosul.

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Russia vows to save Aleppo from 'terrorists'

Foreign minister vows to clear Syrian city of "terrorists" while working with Turkey for increased humanitarian access.

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UN envoy: Aleppo residents at risk of extermination

UN envoy urges access to residents of eastern Aleppo as at least 26 more killed while fleeing the fighting.

Aleppo residents

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Water supply cut off for half of Iraq's Mosul

Almost 650,000 people in Mosul left without water after pipeline was hit during fighting between Iraqi forces and ISIL.

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Schoolchildren killed in Turkey dormitory blaze

Most of the deaths were caused by a locked fire door and could have been prevented, according to the local mayor.

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'Israeli jets' strike outside Damascus, no casualties

Syrian army says Israeli jets fired two missiles at an area west of the capital, causing no casualties.

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