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West mobilises #Iraq aid as US raids continue

Iraq aidWestern diplomacy and aid efforts are shaping up in Iraq to avert what US President Barack Obama warned could be an impending "genocide" against civilians besieged on a mountain in the country's north by fighters from the Islamic State group.

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Dozens dead in plane crash at Tehran airpot

Tehran A passenger plane has crashed on the outskirts of Iran's capital Tehran, killing at least 39 people and injuring nine others, government officials and state media.

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Cairo talks in disarray amid #Gaza violence

RafahPalestinian negotiators have warned they will leave Cairo on Sunday unless Israel agrees to return to Egyptian-mediated negotiations to end the fighting in Gaza without setting conditions.

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Drone strike kills suspected #Yemen fighters

Three suspected al-Qaeda fighters have been killed in a drone strike in Yemen’s central province of Maareb, security officials have said.

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Obama says no US solution to Iraq's crisis

Barack Obama, the US president, has said he will not allow his country to be dragged into another war in Iraq, making it clear that American combat troops will not return to fight in the country.

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Abducted soldiers killed in #Yemen

Gunmen believed to be linked to al-Qaeda have kidnapped and killed 14 Yemeni soldiers returning home from duty, local officials and residents say.

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#Gaza truce efforts continue amid air strikes

Egypt has called for an immediate return to ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and said progress has been made in the negotiations involving Palestinian factions and Israel.

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Kurds rescue Yazidis from Iraqi mountain

YazidisIraqi Kurdish security forces have opened a road to Sinjar Mountain in northwestern Iraq, rescuing more than 5,000 Yazidis trapped there after running away from fighters from the Islamic State (IS) group, a Kurdish army spokesman said.

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#Egypt dissolves Brotherhood's political wing

Muslim BrotherhoodAn Egyptian court has ordered the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the already banned Muslim Brotherhood movement.

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#Hamas vows no truce until demands are met

Gaza The Palestinian group Hamas has reiterated that there will be no new ceasefire until Israel meets their demands, defying attempts by Egypt to broker a new deal amid renewed fighting.

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