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UN, Arab League reiterate support for Palestinian state

Joint statement by UN and Arab League heads comes after Trump drops US commitment to two-state solution to conflict.

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Air raid on Yemen funeral 'kills at least nine women'

Houthi rebels blame Arab coalition for attack on Shiraa village 40km north of capital Sanaa.

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Deadly car bombing rocks Iraq's Baghdad

Attack in area full of used car dealers is the latest in renewed wave of mostly suicide blasts to strike Iraqi capital.

Baghdad

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Thousands return to Iraq's Mosul as fighting continues

More than 46,000 people go back to homes in east of city despite fierce fighting between ISIL and government forces.

Mosul

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Start of Syria talks in Astana delayed by one day

A new round of talks on the Syrian conflict led by Russia, Turkey and Iran were set to begin on February 15.

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Deadly suicide car bombing rocks Baghdad's Sadr City

Powerful blast kills at least nine people and wounds dozens in crowded street of mainly Shia suburb of Iraqi capital.

Sadr City

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UN chief: 'No alternative' to Palestine-Israel solution

UN Secretary-General Guterres says two-state solution is the only way forward for peace between Israel and Palestine.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

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UAE seeks to build human settlement on Mars by 2117

'Mars 2117 Project' is set to be developed and executed in partnership with major international research institutions.

Mars 2117 Project

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Yahya Sinwar elected new leader of Hamas in Gaza Strip

Yahya Sinwar, known as the founding member of the Hamas military wing, was chosen in secret elections.

Yahya Sinwar

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UN: 'Looming catastrophe' in four besieged towns

UN official pleads with Assad government to allow life-saving aid deliveries to 60,000 civilians trapped in four towns.

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