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Daraya under govt control after last rebels evacuated: Syria army

Daraya under govt control after last rebels evacuated: Syria army
Damascus - 

Government forces on Saturday retook control of Daraya near the Syrian capital after rebels and civilians were evacuated following a four-year siege by regime forces, a military source told AFP.

Yemen cross-border shelling kills Saudi child: civil defence

Yemen cross-border shelling kills Saudi child: civil defence
Najran - 

A rocket fired from Yemen killed a three-year-old boy Saturday in the Saudi border region of Najran, a civil defence official said, in the latest cross-border attack by Iran-backed Yemeni rebels.

Saudi police foil mosque suicide bombing: ministry

Saudi police foil mosque suicide bombing: ministry
Riyadh - 

Saudi police shot dead a would-be suicide bomber targeting a mosque in the Shiite-dominated district of Qatif, the interior ministry said on Wednesday.

Syria rebels backed by Turkey tanks 'seize' IS-held town

Syria rebels backed by Turkey tanks 'seize' IS-held town
Karkamis, Turkey - 

Turkish tanks and hundreds of opposition fighters thrust deep inside Syrian territory Wednesday in a lightning operation that within hours ousted Islamic State jihadists from a key Syrian border town.

Kerry heads to Saudi on Yemen peace push

Riyadh - 

Top US diplomat John Kerry arrives in Saudi Arabia later on Wednesday to push for peace in Yemen after UN-brokered talks collapsed despite world concern over mounting civilian casualties.

Iran's language watchdog battles 'Nutella Bars'

Iran's language watchdog battles 'Nutella Bars'

Tehran - 

It is Iran's answer to the Academie Francaise, keeping the Farsi language safe from the corrupting influence of foreign words. Its latest, unlikely target: something called "Nutella Bars".

Turkey vows 'all kinds of support' for anti-IS Jarabulus operation

Turkey vows 'all kinds of support' for anti-IS Jarabulus operation

Istanbul - 

Turkey pledged Tuesday to give "all kinds of support" to push Islamic State (IS) jihadists out of the Syrian town of Jarabulus near the two countries' border.

Last animals set to leave 'world's worst zoo' in Gaza

Last animals set to leave 'world's worst zoo' in Gaza

Khan Yunis  - 

A team of foreign veterinarians began taking measures on Tuesday to evacuate the last surviving animals from a zoo in the Gaza Strip that has been dubbed "the world's worst".



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