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UN envoy to #Yemen in Sanaa to seek Ramadan ceasefire

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed arrives in capital, as Houthis claim 30 civilians killed in air strike on market in Hajjah.

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ISIL video shows mass killings in Syria's Palmyra

Footage shows teenagers shooting dead 25 Syrian soldiers in front of relatively sparse crowd of men and some children.

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Civilians killed in Egypt's Sinai battles

Two separate incidents kill three children and a woman as Sisi makes unannounced visit to Sinai to rally the troops.

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#Syria army and #Hezbollah in major assault near Damascus

Siege tightens on Zabadani, the last opposition stronghold along Lebanon’s border, while rebels advance in Aleppo.

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#Hamas members arrested in West Bank crackdown

Palestinian Authority forces arrest more than 120 people, including many Hamas members, for "security reasons".

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Kurdish fighters advance on ISIL-held Raqqa

YPG fighters locked in battle just 50km from ISIL's de facto capital in northern Syria, sources say.

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#Iran nuclear deal 'never been closer'

Iranian FM Zarif says "no guarantee" of success, though negotiators are close to reaching lasting accord.

Iran nuclear deal

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Protests and Sinai clashes mark #Egypt coup anniversary

Two years since President Morsi was overthrown, Egypt's stability is unravelling.

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UN body backs call for accountability in #Gaza war

Resolution by UN Human Rights Council has no binding effect, but adds pressure for war crimes prosecutions.

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Saudi police kills fugitive #ISIL suspect

Interior ministry says Yousif al-Ghamdi, 32, fled during Friday's raid on suspected ISIL affiliates in Taif city.

Saudi police

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