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WHO: Speed of Yemen cholera outbreak 'unprecedented'

Yemen could see 250,000 cholera cases within six months, as death toll rises to 242, World Health Organization says.

Yemen cholera outbreak

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Civilians die in ISIL attacks on Syrian villages

Dozens of residents reported dead in clashes between government forces and ISIL fighters in villages near Hama.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Election rhetoric 'unworthy'

Supreme leader denounces heated rhetoric and calls for high voter turnout as candidates hold last rallies ahead of poll.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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Israeli settler shoots dead Palestinian protester

Mutaz Bani Shamsa killed by settler during a protest for hunger-striking prisoners, Palestinian health ministry says.

Israeli settlers

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Differences surface over De Mistura's proposal

UN special envoy's proposal to form mechanism on Syrian constitution put on hold as talks continue in Geneva.

Syria talks

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Turkey's Cavusoglu demands removal of US envoy McGurk

Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has called for removal of US diplomat coordinating coalition against ISIL.

Mevlut Cavusoglu

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US-backed SDF 'tightens noose' on Syria's Raqqa

The US coalition backing the Syrian Democratic Forces estimates that 3,000 to 4,000 ISIL fighters are holed up in Raqqa.

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Was Israel behind US laptop ban on Mideast airlines?

Questions swirl whether Tel Aviv was involved in peddling aviation-threat intelligence on ISIL - and motives behind it.

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Middle East particle accelerator opens in Jordan

Scientific project will use cutting-edge technology while promoting diplomacy in the Middle East.

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US ambassador David Friedman arrives in Israel

Bankruptcy lawyer, who is sceptical of a two-state solution, takes up post just days before Trump's visit to Israel.

David Friedman

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