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Turkish MPs approve bill to create executive presidency

Changes, subject to a referendum, are to expand president's powers as head of executive while abolishing prime ministry.

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Suicide bombers blow themselves up in Saudi Arabia

Security forces engaged 'terrorists' in a firefight with suspects who later detonated explosives in the city of Jeddah.

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Deadly bomb blast hits Rakban refugee camp near Jordan

Deaths reported as camp near Jordan border is attacked days ahead of peace talks in Kazakhstan.

Rukban camp

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US: Deadly air strike in Syria hits al-Qaeda camp

US claims air strike killed more than 100 al-Qaeda fighters just a day before President Obama left office.

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Tehran: Rescuers scour debris for trapped firefighters

Relief efforts hampered by thick smoke as President Rouhani orders an immediate investigation into building collapse.

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Air strikes kill dozens of rebels in northern Syria

At least 40 fighters from Jabhat Fateh al-Sham killed in Aleppo province at a training camp attack.

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Deadly ISIS attack hits Turkish soldiers in Syria

The attack comes on the same day Turkey said it is no longer 'realistic' to exclude Assad from a solution.

al-Bab

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UNICEF: 40% of Syrian children in Turkey not in school

Risk of 'lost generation' as UN agency says 380,000 Syrian child refugees miss formal education at present in Turkey.

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Palestinians in Israel strike after deadly Negev raid

Palestinians in Israel protest in cities across the country after home demolition raid turned deadly in Um al Hiran.

Um al Hiran

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Tehran fire: Plasco building collapses, 30 feared dead

Firefighters reportedly trapped under rubble after building housing a shopping centre and clothing workshops collapses.

Plasco building

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