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Lebanese army cracks down on 'ISIL suspects'

The Lebanese army has carried out raids in the northern city of Tripoli, searching homes of individuals with alleged links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and other groups.

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Drone strikes 'al-Qaeda stronghold' in #Yemen

At least 10 suspected al-Qaeda fighters have been killed in a US drone strike in southern Yemen.

The strike on Friday happened near Radaa city, where Shia Houthi rebels are trying to seize territory held by al-Qaeda.

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#ISIL pounded as Iraqi and Kurd forces advance

ISIL's offensiveGround offensives by the Iraqi army and Kurdish forces, backed by a barrage of US air raids, have forced ISIL fighters from several key towns in the north and south of Iraq, officials said.

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#Iran hangs woman despite international uproar

executionIran has executed a 26-year-old woman convicted for killing a man who she said tried to sexually abuse her.

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#Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai

state of emergency in Sinai Egypt has declared a state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed at least 30 soldiers.

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Amnesty: #Iran set to hang woman at dawn

Amnesty International is calling on Iran to suspend the imminent hanging of a 26-year-old woman convicted for the killing of a man whom she said tried to sexually abuse her.

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Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli army

A Palestinian boy has been shot dead during clashes between Israeli soldiers and stone-throwing protesters in the occupied West Bank, medics and residents said.

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Al Jazeera staff held for 300 days in #Egypt

Al Jazeera English journalists Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste are marking the 300th day since their arrest in Egypt.

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More than 1,700 bombs dropped in war on #ISIL

US and allied aircraft have flown nearly 6,600 sorties in the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group and dropped more than 1,700 bombs, the American military said.

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Dozens killed in Sinai army checkpoint blast

Sheikh ZuweidAt least 26 soldiers have been killed in an attack on an army checkpoint in Egypt's North Sinai, state media has reported.

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