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US says coalition targeting Iraq's Ramadi

Announcement comes as people continue to flee Anbar's capital and Shia units prepare for counterattack to retake city.

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US mulls arming Iraqi tribes after #Ramadi rout

US official says Barack Obama considering faster training and more weapons for tribal fighters after fall of major city.

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#ISIL captures strategic Syrian city of #Palmyra

Fall of ancient city, also known as Tadmur, opens way for armed group to advance towards key government-held areas.

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#Yemen peace talks to resume in shadow of conflict

UN sets date for meeting in Geneva to end seven weeks of war as Arab coalition mounts sustained bombardment of Sanaa.

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Thousands flee as Shia militias mass outside Ramadi

UN says at least 25,000 people escape Iraqi city as thousands of Shia fighters prepare to battle against a defiant ISIL.

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Ethiopian Jews hold protest in Tel Aviv against racism

About 1,000 protesters chant slogans calling for social justice and condemning institutional racism in Israel.

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Arab coalition steps up pressure on Yemen's Houthis

Conference ends in Riyadh with reiteration of support for exiled President Hadi amid renewal of air strikes on Sanaa.

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Surge in sexual abuse by #Egypt authorities, report says

Rights group says security forces increasingly using sexual violence against men, women and children with impunity.

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#Syria rebels seize last military base in Idlib

Coalition of armed groups takes entire town of al-Mastouma as it moves towards seizing control over whole province.

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Fresh bombing in #Yemen as humanitarian ceasefire ends

Coalition warplanes target Houthi rebel positions in al-Sawlaban and al-Arish in Aden province, Saudi officials say.

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