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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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Kurdish fighters regain ground in #Kobane

KobaneKurdish fighters have retaken a hill near Kobane from ISIL fighters that could prove essential if further supply airdrops are made by the US and its allies.

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Iraqis say #ISIL used chlorine gas in attacks

ISIL fightersIraqi government officials have said ISIL used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi soldiers and Shia militia north of Baghdad.

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Syrian rebels take key checkpoint near #Jordan

Syrian rebels have taken control over a key government checkpoint near a border crossing with Jordan after a longstanding battle with the army.

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Israeli troops injured in Sinai border attack

Attackers inside Egypt fired an anti-tank missile and automatic rifles at a military vehicle in Israel, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said.

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#Turkey: 200 #Peshmerga being sent to #Kobane

Peshmerga fightersThe Turkish president has said he is expecting 200 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters will head from Iraq to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane through Turkey after authorities agreed their passage.

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Baby killed in Jerusalem 'hit-and-run'

A three-month-old baby was killed and eight people injured when a car slammed into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, in what Israeli authorities described as a "terror attack".

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US weighs 'Iraqi request for more advisers'

Senior US officials have said they are considering an Iraqi request for more American military advisers to help Iraqi security forces in their campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

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Iraqi Kurds to send forces to Syria's #Kobane

Peshmerga fightersIraqi Kurds have agreed to send fighters to help defend the northern Syrian city of Kobane from ISIL forces, after Turkey said it would allow them to cross Turkish territory.

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Blast outside Cairo University wounds ten

Cairo UniversityA bomb has exploded outside the gates of Cairo University, wounding ten people including policemen stationed outside the campus to quell student protests that have become customary in the politically unstable country.

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