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Afghanistan: suspected US drone strike kills at least 18, including civilians

A suspected US drone strike against ISIL targets in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province has killed at least 18 people, though other reports put the death toll and number of civilian casualties…

A suspected US drone strike against ISIL targets in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province has killed at least 18 people, though other reports put the death toll and number of civilian casualties…

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At least 21 killed in Yemen air strikes

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.

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Syrian forces retake key Aleppo district

Syrian army forces and their allies have recaptured the whole Ramousah district of Aleppo, according to a monitor.

Syrian army forces and their allies have recaptured the whole Ramousah district of Aleppo, according to a monitor.

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Taliban claim another success in northern Afghanistan

The Afghan Taliban have recaptured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, which they briefly overran last September before being pushed back by the Afghan…

The Afghan Taliban have recaptured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, which they briefly overran last September before being pushed back by the Afghan…

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Turkish parliament ratifies renewed Israeli relationship

The Turkish parliament has ratified a deal made earlier this year between Turkey and Israel ending their six-year long freeze in relations.

The Turkish parliament has ratified a deal made earlier this year between Turkey and Israel ending their six-year long freeze in relations.

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Assaults and air strikes in northern Syria

US-backed forces battling ISIL near the Turkish border in northern Syria say they have launched a final assault to flush the remaining jihadists out of the city of Manbij.

US-backed forces battling ISIL near the Turkish border in northern Syria say they have launched a final assault to flush the remaining jihadists out of the city of Manbij.

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Russia deploys missile system to Crimea

It comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.

It comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.

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Turkish diplomats go AWOL

Turkey says several of its diplomats have absconded after missing a deadline to return to Ankara following last month’s failed coup.

Turkey says several of its diplomats have absconded after missing a deadline to return to Ankara following last month’s failed coup.

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Ukraine puts border troops on full alert

Tension is high in the region as Kyiv dismisses Moscow's claims of armed incursions into the contested Crimean peninsula.

Tension is high in the region as Kyiv dismisses Moscow's claims of armed incursions into the contested Crimean peninsula.

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South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for ballet shoes

After a heavy day patrolling the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean peninsula, South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for a pair of ballet…

After a heavy day patrolling the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean peninsula, South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for a pair of ballet…

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Generals resign ahead of military overhaul in Turkey

In Turkey two senior generals have resigned, as the prime minister prepared to meet military commanders for a major overhaul the armed forces in the wake of a failed…

In Turkey two senior generals have resigned, as the prime minister prepared to meet military commanders for a major overhaul the armed forces in the wake of a failed…

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Turkey: two senior generals resign as post-coup crackdown deepens

In Turkey two senior generals have resigned, as the prime minister prepared to meet military commanders for a major overhaul the armed forces in the wake of a failed…

In Turkey two senior generals have resigned, as the prime minister prepared to meet military commanders for a major overhaul the armed forces in the wake of a failed…

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Turkey: the crackdown intensifies

Ankara says the measures are necessary to ensure stability. But concerns are being voiced about the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.

Ankara says the measures are necessary to ensure stability. But concerns are being voiced about the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.

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Turkey bombs PKK in northern Iraq for first time since failed coup

For the first time since last Friday's failed coup, state media says Turkish warplanes have carried out air strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq.

For the first time since last Friday's failed coup, state media says Turkish warplanes have carried out air strikes against the PKK in northern Iraq.

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Turkish ex-air force chief denies plotting coup, private media

Turkish private broadcasters announce ex-Air Force chief denies role in plotting attempted coup - NTV, Haberturk in conflict with state-run Anadolu news agency report

Turkish private broadcasters announce ex-Air Force chief denies role in plotting attempted coup - NTV, Haberturk in conflict with state-run Anadolu news agency report

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EU-US warn Turkey over coup plotter purge

In Turkey, up to 8000 police officers have been removed from their posts on suspicion of being linked to Friday’s failed coup.

In Turkey, up to 8000 police officers have been removed from their posts on suspicion of being linked to Friday’s failed coup.

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Turkey's tourism faces new threat from coup attempt

Turkey's failed coup attempt is likely to further undermine the country's tourism industry, already hit by repeated suicide bombings over the past year.

Turkey's failed coup attempt is likely to further undermine the country's tourism industry, already hit by repeated suicide bombings over the past year.

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Fleeing Turkish soldiers apply for political asylum

Seven Turkish soldiers and one civilian who fled to Greece in an army helicopter following the failed military coup have been accused of entering the country…

Seven Turkish soldiers and one civilian who fled to Greece in an army helicopter following the failed military coup have been accused of entering the country…

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Turkey vows to root out supporters of failed coup attempt

President calls for Turks to stay on streets until Friday Number arrested in army and judiciary hits 6,000 France calls for Turkey act according to rule of law Turks continue to fill the streets of

President calls for Turks to stay on streets until Friday Number arrested in army and judiciary hits 6,000 France calls for Turkey act according to rule of law Turks continue to fill the streets of

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Poland announces increase in military manpower

The Poles are beefing up their armed forces with the Defence Minister announcing he wants to form a 35,000 strong paramilitary force, and a regular army of 150,000…

The Poles are beefing up their armed forces with the Defence Minister announcing he wants to form a 35,000 strong paramilitary force, and a regular army of 150,000…

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Iraq halts Falluja offensive over civilian safety fears

The decision comes two days after elite forces set up on the outskirts, preparing for what would be the most ambitious attempt to oust the extremist group since ISIL overran much of the city in June 2

The decision comes two days after elite forces set up on the outskirts, preparing for what would be the most ambitious attempt to oust the extremist group since ISIL overran much of the city in June 2