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#Syria neighbours call for help with refugees

Syria's neighbours have urged European countries to open their doors to more refugees from the civil war and for immediate financial and technological help as their infrastructures buckle under the massive influx.

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#Bahrain court suspends opposition party

A Bahraini court has issued an order suspending the activities of the country's main Shia opposition group just weeks before parliamentary elections are to be held, AFP news agency quoted a court official in the Gulf island kingdom as saying.

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No Interpol warrant for Al Jazeera journalist

The global police organisation Interpol has rejected Egypt's request for an international arrest warrant against Ahmed Mansour, a senior Al Jazeera Arabic TV journalist.

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Prominent Egyptian blogger back behind bars

An Egyptian court has ordered prominent activist, Alaa Abdel Fattah, back to jail after he was previously freed on bail during a trial for taking part in an illegal protest.

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Iraqi Peshmerga set to join #Kobane battle

Kurdish forcesDozens of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are leaving Iraq for the besieged Syrian town of Kobane to help fellow Kurds in their battle against the ISIL.

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UK doctor 'deliberately killed' in #Syria jail

Khan's motherAbbas Khan, the British doctor who died in a Syrian jail last year, was unlawfully killed, an inquest jury in London has ruled.

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#Lebanon army back in control of Tripoli

Lebanese soldiersLebanese soldiers have taken control of a Tripoli neighbourhood, once a base for al-Qaeda inspired fighters, after three days of fierce fighting that killed at least 16 and forced thousands to flee.

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Rebels attack army posts in Syria's Idlib

Members of the al-Qaeda-linked group Nusra Front and other Syrian rebel factions have launched attacks on multiple army checkpoints and the governor's office in the Syrian city of Idlib, prompting hours-long clashes that left at least 35 troops and rebels dead.

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Car bombings leave dozens dead in #Iraq

At least 31 people have been killed and dozens more injured in two explosions in Iraq, including one targeting security officials just south of the capital Baghdad.

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#Israel plans 1,000 settler homes in #Jerusalem

The Israeli government has said that it is advancing construction plans to build about 1,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem that Palestinians want to be part of their future state.

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