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UN: World must act to prevent #Kobane massacre

The UN envoy for Syria has urged the international community to act to prevent the “rape and massacre" of Kobane, as US-led air attacks failed to stop ISIL storming the Kurdish-Syrian town.

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New coalition air strikes hit #ISIL in #Kobane

ISIL in Kobane New US-led airstrikes have targeted fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) near Kobane, carrying out six attacks to help Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian border town, the US military said.

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Clashes erupt at Jerusalem's #al-Aqsa mosque

al-Aqsa mosque Palestinian demonstrators have clashed with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, leaving three officers lightly injured, according to police.

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#ISIL fighters 'withdraw from parts of #Kobane '

KobaneFighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have reportedly withdrawn from some parts of the embattled Syrian city of Kobane overnight after air strikes by a US-led coalition.

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#Yemen rebels reject new prime minister

Shia rebels have rejected a new Yemeni prime minister just hours after his appointment, in a blow to hopes of restoring order two weeks after they overran the capital.

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#UAE urged to reveal fate of Qatari men

An UK-based Arab rights group has called on the UAE to disclose the whereabouts of two Qatari citizens it says were arrested on their arrival in the Emirates.

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#Iran munitions factory goes up in flames

At least two people have been killed in an explosion and fire at an Iranian munitions factory, the force of which reportedly blew out windows kilometres away.

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Coalition air attacks hit #ISIL in #Kobane

Coalition air attacksFresh air attacks by the US-led coalition have hit positions held by ISIL fighters in the southwest of the key Syrian border city of Kobane.

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Israeli troops injured in #Hezbollah bombing

HezbollahHezbollah has said it planted a bomb that injured at least two Israeli troops on the ceasefire line in southern Lebanon.

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#ISIL 'penetrates Syrian town of Kobane'

Syrian town of Kobane

Fighters from the ISIL group have penetrated the key Syrian town of Kobane for the first time, sparking street-to-street fighting with its Kurdish defenders after a three-week siege, a monitoring group and sources say.

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