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Heatwave continues to bake parts of the Middle East

Iraq bearing the brunt of persistent hot weather as temperatures in Baghdad and Basrah close in on 50C.

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Deaths as Turkey targets Kurdish fighters in Syria

Turkey claims killing 25 "terrorists" following reports of 40 deaths in air strikes and shelling in northern Syria.

F-16 fighter jet

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Syria: Turkey targets Kurdish forces south of Jarablus

Turkish forces hit Kurdish-held village south of Jarablus, monitor says, as Turkey-backed Syrian rebels clash with YPG.

Turkish tanks

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US and Russia 'close' to reaching Syria peace agreement

Kerry and Lavrov say there are issues that need to be addressed before finalizing a deal to end hostilities.

Daraya

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Syria: Government forces take Daraya after evacuation

Government forces move into the besieged suburb after buses transfer the civilians and rebel fighters out of the area.

Idlib

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Turkey allows policewomen to wear headscarves

Ruling published in the government's Official Gazette says female police may cover their heads with plain headscarves.

policewomen

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Israeli forces kill 'unarmed' Palestinian in West Bank

Iyad Hamed, a 38-year-old Palestinian man, shot dead as he reportedly ran towards an army post in occupied West Bank.

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Syria: Evacuation of Daraya begins in deal to end siege

First buses of evacuees leave besieged Damascus suburb, as rebels prepare to cede control of area to government forces.

Daraya

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Deadly bomb attack hits police HQ in southeast Turkey

Eleven police officers killed and scores wounded in the town of Cizre close to the Syrian border, officials say.

Cizre

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Syrian army and rebels agree to end Daraya siege

Thousands of rebels and residents to exit Daraya in deal that cedes control of besieged suburb to government forces.

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