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Air raids kill 10 in Syria's Eastern Ghouta: SOHR

UK-based monitor SOHR describes Friday's assault as deadliest in opposition-held Eastern Ghouta region since April.

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Al-Aqsa Mosque compound 'to reopen on Sunday'

Israeli prime minister's office says the compound will be accessible gradually from Sunday.

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Shells hit Russian embassy compound in Syria

Syrian state media said that two mortar shells were fired at the Russian embassy in Damascus but reported no injuries.

Russian embassy

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Iran detains Rouhani's brother on financial charges

Hossein Fereydoun is accused of receiving zero-interest loans and influencing the appointment of a bank director.

Hossein Fereydoun

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Palestinians reject Israel security measures in al-Aqsa

Dozens of worshippers gathered to pray at an entrance to the compound after new measures introduced at holy site.

Al-Aqsa

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Huge Istanbul rally marks failed 2016 coup

Thousands carry Turkish flags while others chant 'we are soldiers of Tayyip [Erdogan]' to mark July 2016 attack.

people have gathered at a massive rally in Istanbul

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Syria talks conclude in Geneva with no breakthrough

UN Syria envoy de Mistura says the Syrian regime has not budged in its unwillingness to discuss political transition.

The conflict in Syria has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives

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Turkey marks one year since failed coup attempt

Ankara declares July 15 a national holiday as President Erdogan leads events marking the defeat of coup plotters.

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Trump: We will have maintain good relations with Qatar

US president confident of maintaining relations despite blockade and has also ruled out moving the airbase from Qatar.

Trump and the Emir of Qatar

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UN calls for release of Bahraini rights campaigner

Nabeel Rajab must be released 'unconditionally and immediately', says UN human rights office.

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