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'Gas attack' kills 58 in rebel-held Syria town
A suspected chemical attack killed at least 58 civilians including several children in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Tuesday, a monitor said, with the opposition accusing the government and demanding a U.N. investigation.
 
Trump blames Assad and Obama for chemical attack in Syria
Confronted by one of his first foreign crises, President Donald Trump on Tuesday split the blame for Syria's worst chemical weapons attack in years between its Russian-backed leader and former President Barack Obama, as the new American administration struggled to explain what it might do in response.
 
Iran releases US citizen accused of 'collaboration with hostile government'
An Iranian-American serving an 18-year prison sentence in Iran for "collaboration with a hostile government" has been released on bail after staging a weeks-long hunger strike protesting his imprisonment alongside other dual nationals targeted by hard-liners, activists said Monday.
 
Smoke rises as latest blaze strikes Dubai
Clouds of smoke billowed over central Dubai on Sunday after a fire burned for several hours in a residential tower under construction near the city's largest shopping mall.
 
Alarm after Israel backs building new settlement
The Palestinians and the United Nations on Friday condemned the Israeli cabinet's approval of the first officially sanctioned new settlement in the occupied West Bank in more than 20 years.
 
Women swimmers defy threats to chase dream
There are just 30 pools in Afghanistan, only one which welcomes girls -- and it is facing militant threats for doing so. Nevertheless, a handful are diving in, pioneers racing to achieve Olympic glory in Tokyo.
 
Palestinian pints hit Israeli pub
Just when it seemed there was nothing else left to divide Israelis and Palestinians, some Jewish hard-liners have found a new one: beer.
 
Freed from IS, Iraq's Qaraqosh now a ghost town
In the Iraqi Christian town of Qaraqosh, time stands still. The Islamic State group was expelled in October 2016, but life has not returned to its once-vibrant and wealthy neighborhoods.
 
US-led coalition 'probably' had role in west Mosul civilian casualties
The U.S.-led anti-jihadist coalition said Tuesday it "probably" played a role in civilian casualties in west Mosul, as the U.N. and Amnesty International called for greater efforts to protect civilians.
 
Russia and Iran agree economic deals
Russia signed Tuesday a string of bilateral agreements with Iran as President Vladimir Putin hosted his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani for his first official visit to Moscow.
 
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