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Lavrov: Russia inviting Trump officials to Syria talks

Foreign minister says Russia and US could start discussions on 'fighting terrorism' in Syria at summit in Kazakhstan.

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Death toll in Yemen conflict passes 10,000

UN humanitarian aid office says 40,000 people also injured in the conflict while 10 million need 'urgent assistance'.

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Police officers die in attack in Egypt's Western Desert

Authorities say at least eight dead in Naqb, about 70km from Kharga city, in New Valley province in the Western Desert.

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Istanbul Reina club suspect 'confesses': official

Governor of Istanbul says Abdulgadir Masharipov, who was captured on Monday, admitted to killing 39 on New Year's Eve.

Abdulkadir Masharipov

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Istanbul New Year Reina nightclub attacker 'caught'

Man suspected of killing 39 people in Reina nightclub captured in apartment in Esenyurt district, say Turkish media.

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Palestinian teen killed by Israeli army during clashes

Violence erupts after a raid by Israeli security forces in a village south of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank.

 Palestinians

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Bomb blast kills three policemen in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Explosion targets armoured vehicle carrying riot police in Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir province.

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Bahrain city hall set on fire after executions

Protests erupt after the firing squad execution of three Shia men accused of 2014 deadly bombing.

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Oman accepts 10 Guantanamo Bay inmates at US request

Transfer is part of a push by outgoing President Obama to shrink the prison's inmate population before leaving office.

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Sinai residents accuse state of extrajudicial killings

Ministry labels 10 slain youths "terrorists" but El Arish residents vow to "bring to justice all those who killed" them.

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