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Deadly car bombings hit #Baghdad

At least 14 people killed and 31 wounded in car bombings in the Meshtal and Amiriya districts of the Iraqi capital.

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Gulf states reinstate ambassadors to #Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and UAE to return envoys to Doha, having accused Qatar of interfering in their internal affairs.

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#Egypt to try students in military court

Students accused of rioting at al-Azhar university face military trial after mandate for such courts is expanded.

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Protests as Palestinian found hanged on bus

Palestinian protesters

Scores of Palestinian protesters burnt tyres in Abu Dis overnight after a Palestinian bus driver was found hanged in his vehicle in northeast Jerusalem earlier on Sunday.

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Several killed in series of blasts in #Baghdad

Blasts in and around the Iraqi capital, including near international airport, leave at least five dead and 20 wounded.

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US top general predicts drawn-out ISIL battle

Martin Dempsey, on visit to Baghdad, claims progress but warns that US mission will last for several years.

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#ISIL 'beheads #Syria troops and US aid worker'

Online video purports to show killing of at least a dozen Syrian military officers and American Peter Kassig.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

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#UAE lists scores of groups as 'terrorists'

'terrorists'

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has formally designated scores of groups, including al-Nusra Front, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and al-Islah as "terrorist groups".

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#Israel bans Norwegian doctor from #Gaza

Mads Gilbert

Mads Gilbert, an outspoken Norwegian doctor and activist who treated patients at Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital during Israel’s assault on the Palestinian territory this summer, has been denied access to Gaza "indefinitely" by Israeli authorities.

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Top US general in #Iraq to assess campaign

US forces

General Martin Dempsey, the top US military officer, has arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit to meet US commanders preparing to expand American assistance to Iraqi and Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

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