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UK to destroy more #Syria chemical weapons

The UK has said it will destroy a further 50 tonnes of material from Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.

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Yemeni rebels capture northern city

Fighters from a Yemeni Shia rebel group have taken control of a northwestern city where they have been fighting for weeks with conservative Sunnis from one of the country's largest tribes, government and military officials have said.

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Syrian opposition body elects new president

Syria's Western-backed opposition National Coalition has elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president after a three-day meeting in Istanbul, the coalition said.

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#Israel kills dozens in two days of #Gaza raids

air attacksIsraeli air raids have killed at least 41 people in the Gaza Strip as its operations inside the Palestinian enclave entered its third day.

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#Iraq PM calls Kurd city 'base for terrorism'

Nouri al-MalikiIraq's prime minister has said the semi-autonomous Kurdish capital of Erbil is becoming an operations base for the Islamic State group that has seized areas of northern and western Iraq.

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US begins to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

The US container ship Cape Ray has started to neutralise chemical materials that were once part of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's weapons arsenal, the US Defence Department has said.

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Saudi jails four over plan to fight in #Iraq

A Saudi court has sentenced four people to jail terms for trying to go to Iraq to join the fighting there and for supporting al-Qaeda's operations abroad, state news agency SPA has said.

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#Bahrain orders US diplomat to leave country

Washington has said that it is "deeply concerned" by Bahrain's demand that a top US diplomat leave the country after he met with a leading Shia opposition group.

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#Israel steps up deadly #Gaza offensive

GazaIsrael's intense bombardment of the Gaza Strip has killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens of others, Palestinian officials have said.

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Rockets from Gaza follow Israeli air strikes

air raids on  GazaIsraeli officials say the army will carry out more air raids on the Gaza Strip overnight and call up 1,500 military reservists, as the country moves closer to its third major offensive in the Palestinian territory in six years.

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