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#Egypt adjusts clocks once again

Egypt has rolled back clocks one hour for the end of daylight savings time, the fourth change in less than five months.

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Egyptian men jailed in 'debauchery' case

An Egyptian court has found two allegedly homosexual men guilty of "committing debauchery" and sentenced them each to two years in jail with labour, the state-run Ahram Online reports quoting a juidical source.

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More #ISIL sites in #Syria hit by US air raids

ISIL fightersWarplanes from the US-led coalition have bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in eastern Syria for a second consecutive day, activists said.

Read more: More #ISIL sites in #Syria hit by US air raids

   

#Yemen Houthis celebrate 'Friday of victory'

Yemeni HouthisThousands of supporters of Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken to the streets to celebrate their first Friday since taking control of much of the capital, Sanaa.

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Lebanese army detains Syrians in border town

Lebanese soldiers have carried out raids in the border town of Arsal, detaining dozens of Syrian men suspected of involvement in attacks on the Lebanese army.

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US says ISIL-run oil refineries targeted

ISIL-run oil refineriesUS-led air strikes have targeted oil refineries controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in eastern Syria for a third day, US officials say.

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#Hamas and #Fatah reach accord on unity cabinet

Palestinian factions Hamas and FatahPalestinian factions Hamas and Fatah have reached a partial understanding that should put plans of a unified government back on track, after being hampered by fresh rifts that followed the latest war on Gaza.

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Syrian army overruns town near Damascus

Syrian armySyrian government forces have overrun rebels in a town northeast of Damascus, strengthening President Bashar al-Assad's grip on territory around the capital.

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#Jordan clears Abu Qatada of terror charges

A Jordanian court has acquitted Salafist preacher Abu Qatada of charges of providing spiritual and material support for a plot to attack tourists during Jordan's New Year celebrations in 2000.

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Kurds flee as clashes rage in northern #Syria

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Fierce fighting between Kurdish forces and fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is continuing around the Syrian town of Kobane, sparking an exodus into nearby Turkey.

Read more: Kurds flee as clashes rage in northern #Syria

   

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