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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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#Israel protests over Sweden's #Palestine plan

Stefan Lofven

The Israeli foreign ministry had called in the Swedish ambassador to protest against Stockholm's intentions to recognise a Palestinian state.

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Syrians Kurds push back #ISIL from Kobane hill

Kobane hillSyrian Kurds have pushed back fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from an area of high ground known as the Mishtenur hill, overlooking the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on the border with Turkey.

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#Iran releases arrested journalist on bail

Jason Rezaian-Yeganeh SalehiTehran has released on bail an Iranian journalist who was arrested more than two months ago, while her husband, a fellow reporter who was arrested at the same, remains in jail.

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#UAE 'amazed' by Joe Biden's #Syria remarks

The UAE has expressed surprise after the US vice president suggested that the Gulf state had armed and financed rebels in Syria, along with other regional powers.

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#ISIL shells besieged Kurdish town in #Syria

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are within a kilometre of Kobane and US air attacks will not halt them, a Kurdish leader has said, as the group continued to bomb the Syrian-Kurdish town.

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