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Homs civilians in danger as deal breaks down

Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, has said that a deal that allowed some civilians to leave Homs has broken down.

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#Israel frees jailed Palestinian journalist

A Palestinian citizen of Israel who was detained last week for traveling to Lebanon has been released from jail, but remains under house arrest and could face prison time for visiting "an enemy state".

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#Syria army advances in besieged Homs

Syrian army began a broad offensive against rebel-held parts of the city of Homs on Tuesday [SANA news agency]Syrian armed forces have made advances around the Old City of Homs, where some 1,200 rebels are dug in and under regime siege.

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Gulf states agree deal to end Qatar tensions

Tensions rose because Doha supported Egypt's President Morsi while most Gulf countries hailed his fall [Reuters]Gulf foreign ministers have agreed to a deal to end months of unprecedented tension between Qatar and other members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council over the Muslim Brotherhood.

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Iraqi soldiers killed in attack on army base

At least 10 soldiers have been killed and 12 others were wounded in an attack on a military base in a restive area of northern Iraq.

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Syrian regime accused of chlorine gas attacks

The Syrian government has been accused of new attacks on civilians with improvised chlorine gas bombs, in the latest reports of chemical weapons use in the Syrian war.

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#Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile

Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile, which it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium, into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the UN atomic agency has reported.

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Violence surges in Iraq's Anbar province

At least 18 people, including two soldiers, have been killed in separate attacks in Iraq's volatile western province of Anbar, medical and security officials have said, in a surge in violence before parliamentary elections.

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#Kuwait says coup-plot clip 'tampered with'

Kuwait's prime minister has told legislators that a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting a coup was "tampered with", stirring more controversy in the Gulf Arab state.

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Three #Hamas members killed in #Gaza blasts

Three Palestinian fighters have been killed after a series of explosions near the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis, witnesses and officials said.

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