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Three Turkish soldiers killed, 14 wounded in PKK attack: army

Istanbul - 

Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 14 others wounded in an attack Sunday in the Kurdish-dominated southeast blamed on militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the army said.

At least one killed in bomb attack in Turkey's Gaziantep: official

Istanbul - 

A bomb exploded Sunday outside police headquarters in the southeastern Turkish city of Gaziantep close to the Syrian border, killing one policeman and wounding 13 other people, the local governor said.

More than 80% of Syrians live below the poverty line: UN

More than 80% of Syrians live below the poverty line: UN
Beirut  - 

The number of Syrians living below the poverty line has almost tripled after five years of conflict, according to a report published this week.

Istanbul braces for police lockdown on May Day

Istanbul braces for police lockdown on May Day
Istanbul  - 

Istanbul braced for a major security lockdown for May Day on Sunday, with almost 25,000 police on duty and numerous roads closed for an occasion that regularly sees clashes between Turkish protesters and police.

Protesters storm Iraq’s parliament

Protesters storm Iraq’s parliament
Baghdad - 

Thousands of angry protesters broke into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday and stormed the Iraqi parliament building after lawmakers again failed to approve new ministers.

Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria's Aleppo

Residents flee as air strikes shake Syria's Aleppo

Aleppo, Syria - 

Terrified residents fled a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria's divided city of Aleppo Saturday, as key regime backer Russia rejected calls to rein in its ally.

Qatar requests ‘emergency’ Syria meet

Qatar requests ‘emergency’ Syria meet

Doha - 

Qatar has requested an “emergency” meeting of Arab League envoys to discuss deadly Syrian regime air raids on the war-ravaged city of Aleppo, the official Qatar News Agency reported on Saturday.

Yemen suicide bomber targets Aden police chief

Aden - 

A suicide bomber targeted the police chief of Yemen's second city Aden on Thursday in the latest attack against senior officials in the base of the Saudi-backed government, a security official said.



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