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#UAE jails men for al-Qaeda-linked attack plot

Seven men arrested last year on suspicion of planning attacks in the United Arab Emirates have been jailed for belonging to an al-Qaeda network and aiding its affiliate in Syria.

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Israeli airstrikes hit Syria targets

The Israeli military has carried out airstrikes on a number of military targets inside Syria in response to a cross-border attack that left an Israeli teenager dead, authorities have said.

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#ISIL using US vehicles to fight #Syria rivals

The Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant (ISIL) has battled with rival opposition fighters in northern Syria, using US-made military vehicles captured from neighbouring Iraq for the first time, a monitoring group said.

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Hundreds attend Palestinian's funeral

Hundreds of people gathered here on Sunday for the funeral of Mohammed Tarifi, the fourth Palestinian to die amidst a widening 10-day-old Israeli offensive in the occupied West Bank.

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#Yemen agrees on ceasefire with Houthi rebels

Yemen's defence ministry and Shia rebels have agreed on a ceasefire, the Reuters news agency has reported quoting the country's official 26 September newspaper.

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US promises #Iraq 'intense' support in combat

John KerryJohn Kerry has said that US support for Iraqi security forces will be "intense and sustained" to help them combat an armed uprising that has swept through the country's north and west.

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'A dark day for media freedom'

journalistsEgypt has been widely condemned after finding three Al Jazeera English journalists guilty on charges of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood and reporting false news.

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Final cargo of chemical arms leaves #Syria

OPCWThe last of Syria's declared chemical weapons have been shipped from the country and are en route for destruction at sea, according to the world's chemical-weapons watchdog.

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Kerry in Baghdad to discuss #Iraq crisis

John KerryJohn Kerry has arrived in Baghdad to discuss the crisis in Iraq with top leaders, as Sunni fighters continued to make gains against government forces in the north of the country.

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Truce reached in Palestinian camp in #Syria

Various fighting factions and the Syrian government reached a cease-fire agreement in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus, activists and state media said.

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