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US-backed SDF 'tightens noose' on Syria's Raqqa

The US coalition backing the Syrian Democratic Forces estimates that 3,000 to 4,000 ISIL fighters are holed up in Raqqa.

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Was Israel behind US laptop ban on Mideast airlines?

Questions swirl whether Tel Aviv was involved in peddling aviation-threat intelligence on ISIL - and motives behind it.

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Middle East particle accelerator opens in Jordan

Scientific project will use cutting-edge technology while promoting diplomacy in the Middle East.

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US ambassador David Friedman arrives in Israel

Bankruptcy lawyer, who is sceptical of a two-state solution, takes up post just days before Trump's visit to Israel.

David Friedman

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Hamas: Three suspects confess to killing Mazen Faqha

Hamas says suspects admitted received instructions from Israel for carrying out killing as '45 collaborators' are held.

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Assad government denies US allegations of mass killings

Officials in Damascus dismiss claims they are using crematorium to hide evidence of killings as 'a new Hollywood plot'.

Saydnaya prison

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Car bombs kill Syrian civilians in Rukban refugee camp

Blasts kill six people in Syrian refugee camp hours after air raids kill at least 30 in town of Abu Kamal.

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Air raid 'kills 23 civilians' in ISIL-held town

Deadly air raid on Abu Kamal reported just hours after deaths of 12 women blamed on coalition strike in nearby Raqqa.

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Israeli navy shoots Gaza fisherman dead

Israeli patrol vessel opens fire on a Palestinian fishing boat, killing a 25-year-old man.

Gaza fishermen

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US says Assad using 'crematorium' to hide mass killings

Trump administration says it has evidence Syrian authorities are burning bodies at Saydnaya prison near Damascus.

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