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Kuwait poll: Opposition wins nearly half of parliament

Kuwait's opposition groups have won 24 of the 50 contested seats in the country's parliamentary elections.

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Syrian army captures second rebel district in Aleppo

Assad forces capture Jabal Badro and intensify air raids in and around the city, killing 15 civilians in Anjara village.

Pro-government fighters

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Two suspected Yazidi mass graves found near Mosul

The graves containing bones and identity cards discovered near Shababit junction in northwestern Iraq.

Mosul

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Syria army captures rebel-held Hanano area in Aleppo

Government forces capture largest rebel-held district of Aleppo as rebels admit to a collapsing frontline.

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Aleppo 'faces starvation' amid continued bombardment

Deadly offensive continues as residents of eastern Aleppo face harsh winter conditions and critically low food supplies.

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Polls close in Kuwait parliamentary elections

Saturday's snap election is widely seen as linked to dispute between government and parliament over austerity measures.

Kuwait parliamentary elections

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Iraq's parliament passes law legalising Shia militias

Iraqi Sunnis say law was proof of Shia "dictatorship" but Prime Minister Abadi says force will defend "all Iraqis".

Iraq's Hashid al-Shaabi

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Turkey clinic 'running out of prosthetics' for Syrians

Doctors at one rehabilitation centre say they'll be unable distribute artificial limbs by February due to high demand.

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Haifa fires: Tens of thousands of Israelis flee city

Netanyahu threatens those responsible for the fires with "full legal force" as smoke transforms northern city's skyline.

Haifa

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Qatar hit by tornadoes

Thunderstorms bring severe weather to the Gulf State.

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