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#Doha debate targets security and human rights

Reconciliation between security concerns and human rights has been at the forefront of the rights agenda at a conference in Doha.

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US to deploy 1,500 additional troops to #Iraq

additional troopsUS President Barack Obama has authorised the deployment of up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq in order to help train and advise government and Kurdish forces fighting the armed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, the White House has said.

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Report: Barrel bombs kill 20 in #Syria

At least 20 civilians, including women and children, have been killed after Syrian government helicopters dropped explosive-packed barrel bombs on a district in Aleppo city, a monitoring group has said.

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#Yemen announces new government

Prime Minister Khaled Bahhah Yemen, which has been in political turmoil due to clashes between rival factions, has announced the formation of a new government after weeks of unsuccessful attempts.

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Anti-government protesters killed in #Egypt

Anti-government protestersAt least two people have been killed in the latest anti-governement protests in Egypt officials have said.

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UN poised to sanction former #Yemen president

Abdullah SalehUN sanctions against Ali Abdullah Saleh, Yemen's former president, and two Houthi rebel leaders are due to take effect within hours, as pro-Saleh protesters angry at the move took to the streets of Sanaa, the capital.

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#Israel tightens security in East Jerusalem

Al-Aqsa MosqueIsrael has deployed more than 1,300 police across occupied East Jerusalem to prevent violence after days of clashes at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

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#Jordan gets Netanyahu assurance on #Jerusalem

Palestinian worshippers

Israel has told Jordan it has no plans to change the status quo at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque compound by allowing Jews to pray there, against a backdrop of continued unrest in occupied East Jerusalem.

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#Egypt train blast kills policemen

Two Egyptian policemen have been killed after a bomb exploded inside a train carriage north of Cairo, police officials say.

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US-led air raids target #Syria rebel groups

Syria's civil warUS-led air raids have struck Syrian rebels not linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), expanding the coalitions raids for the second time to other groups fighting in Syria.

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