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Aleppo blast: Syrian evacuation convoy targeted

As many as 39 killed after huge explosion targets bus convoy in Aleppo moving residents of two besieged Shia villages.

Fouaa and Kefraya

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Iran President Hassan Rouhani to seek second term

Upcoming vote will be seen, among other things, as a referendum on the landmark nuclear deal signed with world powers.

President Hassan Rouhani

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Russia, Syria and Iran warn US against further strikes

Allied foreign ministers meet in Moscow over Syrian war and warn Washington following cruise missile strike on airbase.

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Evacuation from Syria's Madaya and Zabadani begins

Residents tell of trauma and anxiety as buses transfer civilians and rebels from four towns as part of coordinated swap.

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US coalition mistakenly kills 18 allied Syrian rebels

US Central Command says air strike was supposed to hit an ISIL fighting position in Syria's northern Raqqa province.

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Assad: Syria chemical attack '100 percent fabrication'

In first interview since deadly gas attack in Idlib, Syrian leader says US missile strike based on falsified evidence.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

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Russia slammed for vetoing yet another Syria resolution

UK ambassador to UN asks how anyone could 'look at the faces of lifeless children' and yet veto resolution.

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Lebanon's Aoun blocks extension of parliament's term

Michel Aoun invokes his constitutional powers to adjourn the parliament for one month.

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Houthi court sentences Yemeni journalist to death

Yemeni journalist has been accused by the Houthis of collaborating with an 'enemy state'.

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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad registers to run for president

Former leader insists he will not run in the May 19 poll, saying his registration aims to support a political ally.

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