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Ten dead in latest Iran unrest

Ten dead in latest Iran unrest

Ten people were killed overnight in the worst violence yet seen in Iran's protests, local media reported Monday, as President Hassan Rouhani vowed those breaking the law would be dealt with.

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians: monitor

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians: monitor

Air strikes on one of the last villages still held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed 12 civilians, including four children, a monitor said Monday.

Rouhani rejects violence but pledges ‘space for criticism’

Rouhani rejects violence but pledges ‘space for criticism’

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday that government bodies must provide “space for criticism” as he sought to head off days of unrest, but warned protesters that violence was unacceptable.

Displaced Syrians survive war but face battle against cold

Displaced Syrians survive war but face battle against cold

Khadija Alloush made it out alive from Syria’s battle-ravaged Raqqa with her five children, but she lost her seven-year-old son to the biting cold of life in a displacement camp.

Palestinians recall envoy to US for talks

Palestinians recall envoy to US for talks

The Palestinians said yesterday they were recalling their envoy to the United States for consultations in a move that follows US President Donald Trump’s designation of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Iran warns protesters against pursuing bold challenge to leadership

Iran warns protesters against pursuing bold challenge to leadership

Iran warned of a tough crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the most audacious challenges to its clerical leaders since nationwide pro-reform unrest jolted the country in 2009.

Turkey detains 20 suspected IS members, including 15 foreigners

Turkey detains 20 suspected IS members, including 15 foreigners

Turkish police have detained 20 people, including 15 foreign nationals, on suspicion of links to Islamic State during raids in Istanbul, tightening security ...

Two killed in Iran protests: deputy governor

Two killed in Iran protests: deputy governor

Two people were killed overnight in the town of Dorud in western Iran as protests spread across the country, the province's deputy governor confirmed on Sunday.

Mattis stresses on easing GCC crisis

Mattis stresses on easing GCC crisis

US Defence Secretary James N Mattis called the Kuwaiti defence minister on Friday to congratulate him on his new position and expressed appreciation for the longstanding strategic partnership between the United States and Kuwait..

Regime forces advance against militants in Syria

Regime forces advance against militants in Syria

Syrian regime forces advanced against militants yesterday on the edge of the northwestern province of Idlib, the last outside government control, a monitor and the state news agency said.

Govt issues warning against ‘illegal gatherings’

Govt issues warning against ‘illegal gatherings’

Teargas filled the streets of downtown Tehran yesterday as protests spilled into a third day, with the government warning against further “illegal gatherings”.

Gazan dies after border clash with Israel troops

Gazan dies after border clash with Israel troops

A Gazan died yesterday after being wounded by Israeli fire during a protest on the border over US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a Palestinian health official said.

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