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Detained British-Iranian woman linked to 2009 protests: Iran

Detained British-Iranian woman linked to 2009 protests: Iran
Tehran  - 

An Iranian-British woman detained in Iran on charges of seeking to overthrow the government was implicated in anti-regime protests in 2009, a judicial official said.

Russia, regime strikes 'kill 47 in east Syria'

Russia, regime strikes 'kill 47 in east Syria'
Beirut  - 

Russian and regime air strikes killed 47 people, most of them civilians, and wounded dozens more on Saturday in a jihadist-held town in eastern Syria, a monitor said.

Iran says five rebels killed in Kurdish region

Tehran - 

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said it killed five armed rebels in recent clashes along its border with Iraqi Kurdistan, state media reported.

Iraq screening 20,000 to stop IS infiltrators: army

Iraq screening 20,000 to stop IS infiltrators: army
Baghdad - 

Iraq is screening 20,000 people leaving the Fallujah area to stop jihadists of the Islamic State group escaping among civilians displaced by fighting, the army said on Saturday.

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry
Gaza City - 

In her modest home in the Gaza Strip, Sahar Sherif's family watches as she ladles out a broth of meat and vegetables for a rare heart-warming meal.

Turkey's Erdogan says Brexit is 'start of new era'

Turkey's Erdogan says Brexit is 'start of new era'

Ankara - 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Britain's planned departure from the European Union signalled the "beginning of a new era" and warned the bloc could face new breakups.

US-backed Syria fighters edge into IS border hub

US-backed Syria fighters edge into IS border hub

Aleppo - 

US-backed fighters edged further into the Islamic State group stronghold of Manbij on Saturday, threatening a key stop on the jihadists' lifeline from Turkey to their "caliphate" in Syria and neighbouring Iraq.

Saudi, UAE see little Brexit impact on their banks

Dubai - 

Financial authorities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Saturday downplayed the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union on their banks.



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