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Erdogan: Turkey may hold EU accession referendum

President says Turkey may hold a public vote on whether to continue to pursue European Union membership.

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In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

Anti-ISIL push resumes after brief pause following reports of large numbers of civilian deaths by coalition air raids.

Mosul

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Iran hits back at US with 'reciprocal' sanctions

Sanction targets 15 American companies, which Tehran alleges are supporting 'atrocities' by Israel in Palestinian lands.

Iran has announced sanctions

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Gaza-Israel border shut after Mazen Faqha killing

Hamas closes northern Gaza crossing 'until further notice', as it reflects on Mazen Faqha's killing, blamed on Israel.

Mazen Faqha killing

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AUB settles US lawsuit over 'Hezbollah media training'

American University of Beirut to pay $700,000 for violating US sanctions by giving media training to banned outlets.

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UK report: Some Gulenists involved in Turkish coup

'Relative lack of hard evidence' that Gulen movement as a whole was behind coup attempt, UK Parliament reports says.

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'No miracles' in Geneva talks as Syria fighting rages

A fifth round of UN-backed Syria talks is under way in Geneva amid low expectations as violence on the ground escalates.

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UN: Israel ignores demand to stop settlement building

UN Middle East envoy says Israel has failed to end illegal settlement activity and abide by UNSC Resolution 2334.

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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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