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Bahrain executes three men over police killings

Trio convicted of carrying out a 2014 deadly attack on police executed by firing squad, state news agency reports.

Bahrain's Shia majority

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South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed kidnapped

Shiraaz Mohamed taken by unidentified armed men near Turkey border while on assignment for Gift of the Givers charity.

Shiraaz Mohamed

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Syria's main opposition bloc backs Astana peace talks

Clashes continue in parts of Syria ahead of scheduled peace talks in the Kazakh capital later this month.

Syrian clashes

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Iraqi forces 'retake parts' of Mosul University

Iraqi army claims seizing nearly quarter of university used as base by ISIL fighters amid fierce fighting.

Iraqi forces

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Israel and Palestinians squabble over Paris conference

At least 72 countries will attend a conference aiming to lay a framework for a two-state solution.

Netanyahu

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Deadly suicide blast hits Kafr Sousa in Damascus

Suicide bomb blast kills at least eight people in the Syrian capital, according to a monitoring group.

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Syria: Deal reached to repair Wadi Barada water supply

Deal reached after damaged water infrastructure in Wadi Barada left 5.5 million in Damascus area enduring shortages.

Wadi Barada water supply

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Syria warns Israel after rockets hit air base

Large plumes of smoke rise over the capital with the Syrian army accusing Israel of targeting Mazzeh military airport.

rockets

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Israel diplomat forced to resign after AJ investigation

Shai Masot, a senior political officer at the Israeli embassy in the UK, was forced to resign, MWC News learns.

Shai Masot

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Beirut: Birds drawn by rubbish pose 'danger' to flights

Transport minister says the capital is facing an 'emergency' with mounting rubbish posing a real threat to flights.

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