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Saudi intercepts Scud from Yemen

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 

Saudi Arabian air defences on Monday intercepted a Scud missile fired at Khamis Mushait city where a major airbase is located, the coalition fighting in Yemen said.

HRW condemns Hamas execution of own fighter

Jerusalem - 

Human Rights Watch has condemned Hamas' execution of one of its own fighters after the Palestinian militant group's military wing said the killing was carried out at the weekend.

Syrian army advances towards rebel town near Turkey: monitor

Syrian army advances towards rebel town near Turkey: monitor
Beirut - 

Syrian government troops advanced Sunday toward a rebel town near the Turkish border as they pressed a Russian-backed offensive that has prompted tens of thousands to flee, a monitor said.

Germany's Merkel heads to Turkey as Syrians wait at border

Germany's Merkel heads to Turkey as Syrians wait at border
Oncupinar, Turkey - 

Tens of thousands of Syrians were stranded at the border with Turkey on Monday after escaping a Russia-backed government offensive in Aleppo, as Germany's chancellor prepared to visit Ankara to press for tighter border controls.

Turkey to open its border to Syrian refugees 'if necessary': Erdogan

Turkey to open its border to Syrian refugees 'if necessary': Erdogan
Oncupinar, Turke - 

Turkey is ready "if necessary" to let in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees trapped on its border after fleeing a regime assault, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Israeli soldier stabbed, attacker shot

Jerusalem - 

An Israeli soldier was stabbed and lightly wounded in the southern city of Ashkelon on Sunday and the assailant was shot, Israeli police said, the latest in a four-month wave of such attacks.

Cross-border Yemeni shelling kills two in Saudi

Riyadh - 

A Saudi soldier and a civilian have been killed in cross-border shelling from rebel-controlled northern Yemen, authorities said late Saturday.

Thousands brave freeze at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

Thousands brave freeze at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, Ankara

Beirut - 

Thousands of Syrians braved the freezing cold at Turkey's border Saturday after fleeing a regime assault that threatens a new humanitarian disaster, as Damascus warned Riyadh and Ankara not to send in troops.

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