US allies in the Gulf back the nuclear deal with Iran, as the US promises them better intelligence-sharing and faster arms transfers.
Pro-government forces in Yemen launch a major offensive to oust Houthi rebels from a strategic air base north of the port of Aden, military sources say.
A Syrian warplane crashes in a marketplace in the north-western town of Ariha amid bombing raids, killing at least 27 people, activists say.
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