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Syria: Civilians killed as air strikes pound Aleppo

At least 10 people reportedly killed in Aleppo bombardment during Friday prayers.

Aleppo

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Turkey freezes assets of former Yemeni leader Saleh

All of Ali Abdullah Saleh's assets in Turkish banks and other financial institutions frozen, Official Gazette says.

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US vows to deter any Iran aggression on Gulf states

President Obama defended Iran nuclear deal, but voiced "serious concerns" about Iran's behaviour in the region.

Obama in Saudi Arabia

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Syria civil war: UN evacuates four besieged towns

Safe passage secured for sick and wounded in four towns as government pushes renewed offensive against rebels.

Aleppo clashes

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New amendments recommend more powers to king of Jordan

Proposed constitutional amendments give the king total control over military, judiciary and security agencies.

Jordan’s King Abdullah II

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Israel: Any war with Hezbollah will be devastating

Major General Yair Golan says the Lebanese armed group has over 100,000 rockets and missiles in its arsenal.

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Yemen peace talks set to begin in Kuwait after delay

Houthis agreed to take part in UN-brokered talks after assurances that pro-government forces would respect truce.

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Protest in Cairo over policeman killing of tea vendor

Hundreds take to streets after shooting sparked by argument over price of cup of tea between officers and street vendor.

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US and GCC agree on bid to block Iran arms smuggling

Gulf Arab countries and Washington agree to deploy joint patrols to intercept ships smuggling Iranian weapons to Yemen.

Obama met Saudi Arabia's King Salman

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Obama lands in Saudi Arabia for potentially tense visit

US President to meet King Salman in bid to ease difficulties between the allies and to talk about Syria and Yemen.

Obama in Saudi Arabia

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