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Turkey targets critics of Operation Olive Branch

Probe launched into conduct of leader of main pro-Kurdish party over criticism of Turkey's military offensive in Syria.

Pervin Buldan and Sirri Surreya Onder

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Palestinians condemn alleged settlement annexation plan

White House vehemently denies Israeli PM's comments that discussions taking place on annexing West Bank settlements.

annex settlements in the West Bank

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Iraqi tribesmen warn ISIL fighters' families

Government seeks $90bn for reconstruction.

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James Mattis: Some PYD/PKK shifting to Afrin

James Mattis says some fighters of the Kurdish-led SDF are shifting towards Afrin region to fight Turkish troops.

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Is Kavous Emami's suicide in Iran a cover-up'?

Rights groups call for independent probe on the circumstances behind the death of Kavous Seyed Emami while in detention.

Kavous Emami

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: 'Alive but wounded' in Syria

Iraqi intelligence chief says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi suffered severe wounds to his legs in air raid but is alive in Syria.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Egypt kills 16 fighters in Sinai military operation

More than 60 targets destroyed in major military operation in the restive Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian army says.

Egyptian military vehicles

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Netanyahu: Air raids dealt serious blow to Iran, Syria

Netanyahu says Israel to 'continue to strike back' amid tensions over downing of warplane by Syrian government forces.

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Saudi scholar: Women need not wear abaya robes

Women should not be obliged to cover up in public with long garments, senior religious figure says.

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How does the US perceive Egypt's presidential race?

As Egypt gears for presidential elections, analysts say US 'weak' stance on Egypt policies will encourage 'terrorism'.

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Turkey says reports Syrian army will aid Kurdish YPG in Afrin are false, adding such a move will be a 'major disaster'.

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