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#Peshmerga troops enter #Kobane to fight #ISIL

The first group of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters has entered the beseiged Syrian town of Kobane through the border crossing with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.

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Yemen's Houthis capture strategic city

Yemen's Houthi rebels have captured a key city linking the capital to the south as they push to control more territory of the country.

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Clashes in #Jerusalem after shooting of rabbi

JerusalemClashes have erupted between Israeli security forces and Palestinian youths in occupied East Jerusalem a day after a gunman on a motorcycle shot and seriously wounded a far-right rabbi.

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UN condemns Israeli settlement expansion

Israeli settlementA UN official has warned that Israel's plans for further settlements in East Jerusalem could ignite more violence and threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state.

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Jewish activist shot in #Jerusalem

Jerusalem

A gunman on a motorcycle has shot and seriously wounded a prominent Jewish activist in Jerusalem, Israeli police and legislators say.

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#Netanyahu defiant after US criticism

Israeli PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a defiant statement, vowing to make no concessions to the Palestinians after a scathing criticism by a White House official over his policy on the occupation and settlement expansions.

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#Israel 'assumes' #Hezbollah is digging tunnels

An Israeli army general has said his country believes Hezbollah may have dug tunnels across the border from Lebanon in preparation for any future war, but added that there was no conclusive evidence.

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Dozens killed in #Syria barrel bomb 'massacre'

Syria barrel bombAt least 60 people have been killed and dozens injured after a Syrian government helicopter dropped two barrel bombs on a camp for people displaced by fighting in the country's north, charring some bodies beyond recognition.

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Syrian rebels join battle to protect #Kobane

Free Syrian armySyrian rebels have joined efforts to protect the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, as Kurdish fighters continue to wait for the arrival of 150 Iraqi Kurdish troops in the battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

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#Egypt blows up houses for Sinai buffer zone

Gaza borderEgyptian authorities have ordered residents living along the country's eastern border with the Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes prior to their demolishing because the army plans to set up a buffer zone.

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