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Turkey issues arrest warrant for Syrian Kurdish leader

Leader of key US-backed force fighting ISIL in northern Syria among 48 Kurds accused in deadly Ankara attack.

Salih Muslim

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Egypt court overturns Mohamed Morsi's life sentence

Egypt's Court of Cassation orders retrial in the case for deposed president who had a death sentence overturned earlier.

Mohamed Morsi

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Turkey: Controversial bill on sexual assault withdrawn

Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim confirms withdrawal, saying "broad consensus" was needed.

yildirim

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Fears grow in east Aleppo as government forces close in

Humanitarian situation turns from "terrible to terrifying", UN says, with 100,000 children trapped in urban fighting.

Wounded boys

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Saudi-led coalition won't renew broken Yemen ceasefire

The 48-hour ceasefire failed to stop heavy fighting between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthi rebel group.

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President Obama 'not optimistic' about Syria's future

Obama says Russian and Iranian involvement has made a viable opposition impossible as fighting continues on the ground.

US President Barack Obama

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Turkey: Bill to quash child sex convictions protested

Thousands march against the bill seeking to overturn men's convictions for child sex assaults if they marry victims.

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Mosul offensive marches on amid fierce ISIL pushback

Iraqi forces fight their way towards centre of Mosul amid suicide bombings with thousands trapped in urban warfare.

Iraqi forces

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Battle for Aleppo: Civilian casualties mount

Barrel bomb kills six members of a family and rebel shelling hits school as casualties rise in the divided city.

Aleppo Media Center

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Saudi Arabia denies Arab coalition violated Yemen truce

Air strikes on Houthi rebel positions in capital Sanaa were a response to truce violations, coalition spokesman says.

Sanaa

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