Russia strike kill five civilians in northwest Syria

Fighting there since Wednesday has killed 28 civilians including eight children, according to the Observatory.

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Crashed Boeing underwent maintenance checks 2 days before accident: Ukraine Airline

"The plane was manufactured in 2016, it was received by the airline directly from the (Boeing) factory.

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Lebanon back on streets to protest against newly named Prime Minister Hassan Diab

Demonstrators refused to accept the Hezbollah backed Lebanese academic and former minister Daib as their Prime Minister, saying that he represented the elite and not the masses.

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Pearl diving: How some traders are keeping the timeless tradition alive in UAE

The history of pearl diving in the UAE goes back to more than 7,000 years ago. A time when UAE pearls travelled to Rome, Venice, Sri Lanka and even to India.

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Iranian citizens successful in foiling a dangerous conspiracy: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran has blamed the street violence on "thugs" backed by its foreign enemies, including the United States, Israel and the People's Mujahedeen of Iran.

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Protester killed in fresh clashes in Baghdad, dozens wounded across Iraq

The casualties in clashes with security forces were the latest episode of violence in the nearly two-month-old grassroots movement demanding the total overhaul of Iraq's political class. 

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Officials describe how Iran planned the attack against Saudi Aramco: Report

The whole purpose was to decide how to punish the United States for pulling out of the 2015 nuclear treaty.

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Israel draws flak for expelling Human Rights Watch country director Omar Shakir

Authorities said Shakir's expulsion was the first from inside Israel under its 2017 law allowing the deportation of foreigners who support a boycott.

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Car bomb explosion kills nineteen in northern Syria's Al-Bab

It was not immediately clear who had carried out the attack.

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Iran downs unidentified drone near Gulf coast: Reports

Trump in June authorised a military strike after Iran shot down a US drone, only to call off the retaliation at the last moment.

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American troops to withdraw as Turkey launches Syria operation: White House

Washington had previously sought to stop any Turkish operation against a US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia viewed by Ankara as a "terrorist" offshoot of Kurdish militants in Turkey.

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Nine jihadists killed in Russia strikes on Idlib: Monitor

Six of the dead were members of the Al-Qaeda linked Hurras al-Deen

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Iraqi authorities lift Baghdad curfew amid protests

Iraqi authorities lifted a curfew in Baghdad on Saturday that anti-government protesters had defied.

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Death toll nears 100 due to mass protests in Iraq: Rights panel

Nearly 4,000 people have also been injured since the protests began.

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Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival Benny Gantz calls off Israel unity government talks: Reports

Gantz’s centrist secular Blue and White party came first in last month’s elections — the second poll this year — winning 33 seats in the 120-member parliament. Netanyahu’s Likud took 32 seats.

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