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Houthis tighten grip on #Yemen capital

Houthis celebrateYemen's Houthi fighters have tightened their grip on the capital Sanaa after seizing much of the city in a lightning advance and signing an overnight deal to win a share of power, capping a decade-long uprising against the government.

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Syrian Kurds 'halt ISIL push' near Turkey

Syrian KurdsSyrian Kurdish fighters say they have stopped the advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in northern Syria near the Turkish border.

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#Yemen rebels raid army commander's house

Houthi rebels in Yemen have raided the houses of a powerful military commander and his allies in the capital Sanaa.

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UN warns #Israel against relocating #Bedouins

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The United Nations relief and works agency for Palestine has urged the international community to block Israeli plans to relocate thousands of Palestinian Bedouin from the central West Bank, in fear the move could lead to further violations of UN charter.

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#Yemen rivals sign peace agreement

Houthi rebelsA UN-brokered peace deal between Houthi rebels and Yemen's government has been signed while the Houthis have taken control of government buildings and a state radio and TV station in the capital, Sanaa.

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Policeman killed in blast near #Egypt ministry

One Egyptian policeman was killed in a bombing outside the foreign ministry in Cairo, the interior and health ministries said, revising an earlier toll.

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#Hezbollah checkpoint hit by suicide attack

A suicide car bomber reportedly killed three people at a checkpoint manned by the Shia group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon, the state-run news agency reported.

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#Yemen violence casts doubt on deal signing

A series of explosions have been heard across the Yemeni capital as Houthi rebels and government forces battle for a fourth straight day, despite the announcement of a UN-brokered agreement due to be signed later on Sunday.

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#Houthis seize government buildings in Sanaa

Houthi rebelsA peace deal between Houthi rebels and government loyalists in Yemen appears to be in jeopardy, as the Houthis have taken control of government buildings and a radio station in Sanaa - and a major army base north of the capital.

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Turkish forces fend off Kurdish protesters

Syrian KurdsTurkish security forces have used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a rally by Kurds, who gathered in support of Kurdish refugees who fled attacks in Syria, and those battling Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) fighters on Syrian soil.

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