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'Syrian bombardment kills dozens' in Homs

At least 48 people have been killed in Syrian government air bombardment around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group says.

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Deal reached to rebuild war-ravaged #Gaza

The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a stop-gap deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip, UN Middle East envoy Robert Serry has said.

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Fresh clashes in #Yemen claim lives

More than 20 people have been killed in fighting between rebels and government-allied tribesmen in northern Yemen in two days.

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#Israel claims mortar fired from #Gaza

The Israeli army says that Palestinians have fired a mortar round into the country in the first such attack since the August 26 ceasefire.

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Obama: US will not fight ground war in #Iraq

Al-AbbadiUS President Barack Obama has said American forces will not fight another ground war in Iraq, a day after a top US general said combat troops might be needed if efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fail.

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#Yemen clashes escalate as army shells rebels

Houthi protestersDozens of people have been killed in two days of fighting between Houthi rebels and government-allied forces at the outskirts of the Yemeni capital, sources say.

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Sinai bomb kills Egyptian police officers

A bomb explosion has killed six police officers near the border town of Rafah in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaeda-inspired group, Egyptian security officials say.

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US to strike #ISIL 'sanctuaries' in #Syria

Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL)US plans to carry out air strikes against Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL) fighters in Syria and will target the group's sanctuaries, command centres and logistic networks, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

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US begins expanded campaign against ISIL

US jets have bombed ISIL fighters south of Baghdad who had attacked Iraqi soldiers, in the first expansion of the campaign against the armed group.

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#Iraq parliament rejects PM security nominees

Prime Minister Haider al-AbadiIraq's parliament has failed to approve Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's candidates for the sensitive posts of defence and interior ministers, state television has reported.

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