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Saudi sentences Shia protest leader to death

A Saudi court has sentenced to death a prominent Shia religious leader and anti-government protest leader for "sedition" and "disobeying" the kingdom's rulers.

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Knesset members join protest at Al-Aqsa

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Members of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, have stood alongside hundreds of Palestinians in a peaceful protest outside the Lion's gate of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

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US bombs stall #ISIL advance in #Kobane

US bombsThe US has launched 18 air attacks on ISIL targets around Kobane, allowing Kurdish fighters retrieve ground in the Syrian border city.

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Blast hits near Egypt's high court in Cairo

An explosion has rocked the area near Egypt's High Court of Justice in central Cairo, goverment officials have confirmed.

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US and Russia to share intelligence on #ISIL

US President Barack ObamaMilitary leaders from more than 20 countries have met in the United States to discuss how to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as US and Russia announced an agreement to share intelligence on the armed rebel group.

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MP among dead in #Baghdad suicide blast

At least 25 people including a Shia MP have been killed by a suicide car bombing in Baghdad.

The blast on Tuesday struck a checkpoint at an entrance to the Iraqi capital's wealthy Shia area of Kadhimiya.

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#Egypt sentences Al Jazeera journalist

Ahmed Mansour, a presenter on Al Jazeera Arabic, has been sentenced in absentia to fifteen years imprisonment by Cairo's criminal court on the charge of torturing a lawyer in Tahrir Square during the January 25 uprising in 2011.

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Palestinian worshippers barred from Al-Aqsa

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Tensions remain high in the area surrounding the Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem as Israeli police prevented dozens of Palestinian worshippers from entering the compound to perform dawn prayers a day after clashes between the two sides.

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Battle rages for control of Syria's #Kobane

Battles have continued to rage on along Turkey's border between the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL) fighters and Syrian Kurds as anti-ISIL coalition's military chiefs prepare to meet in the US capital.

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US-led strikes on #ISIL intensify in #Kobane

KobaneThe US-led coalition has stepped up its attacks on ISIL around the Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobane, launching 22 air raids in 24 hours as the White House said its strategy was succeeding.

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