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Row in Lebanese Palestinian camp turns deadly

At least eight people have been killed in fighting between Palestinian factions in a refugee camp near Lebanon's southern city of Sidon, sources from the military said.

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Egypt upholds jail sentence of activists

The court's verdict refreshes the young opposition's anger at an anti-protest law they deemed draconian [AFP]An Egyptian court has endorsed a three-year prison sentence handed to three prominent activists, rejecting their appeal against charges of breaching a controversial anti-protests law.

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Scores killed in violence across Syria

Thirty people were killed in Aleppo in raids using explosive-packed barrels bombs [Reuters]At least 29 people were killed, most or all of them believed to be rebels, in the besieged Old City of Homs when a car bomb exploded, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

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Egyptian tribal clash claims more lives

Two people were killed when tribal clashes flared for a third day in the southern city of Aswan, Egyptian security sources said.

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Syrian reported killed in Jordan camp clashes

At least one Syrian refugee has been reported killed in Jordan's sprawling Zaatari camp when hundreds of refugees clashed with security forces, residents said.

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Israeli warplanes attack sites in Gaza

Israeli jets have attacked several sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, sources on both sides said, hours after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state.

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Livni: US should change role in peace talks

The United States should change its role in the Middle East peace process allowing for more direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians, Israel's chief negotiator Tzipi Livni has said.

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Libyan gunmen free Egyptian hostages

An armed group has freed more than 50 Egyptian trucks in Libya's northeast, following a protest over prosecution of members of the group on arms smuggling charges in Egypt.

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Israel warns Palestine of unilateral action

Netanyahu says Israel will take action against the PalestiniansBenjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has threatened to take unilateral action against Palestinians, if they press ahead with moves towards statehood.

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Deadly mortar attack on Damascus Opera House

Two people killed in a mortar attack on the Damascus Opera HouseA mortar attack on the Damascus Opera House has killed two people, as regime forces intensify their campaign against rebels on the Syrian capital's outskirts.

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