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#Yemen anti-Houthi rally stifled by rebels

Houthi rebels stifled a planned protest against them in Sanaa as the rebels maintained their grip on the Yemen capital despite signing a disarmament deal.

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Nusra threatens West and Arab nations

The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda has promised retaliation over air strikes in Syria, as the US-led coalition widened its assault on ISIL targets and British jets flew their first combat missions over neighbouring Iraq.

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US-led forces hit #ISIL oil targets in #Syria

ISILAir strikes staged by a US-led coalition against Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets have hit four makeshift refineries in Syria that are believed to be held by the armed group which has stoked havoc in the region and worldwide.

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Rouhani: Iran-US hostility not set in stone

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country's ties with the United States do not have to be hostile forever and that "one day this will change".

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#Yemen rebels attack security chief's home

Rebels have attacked the home of Yemen's intelligence chief in Sanaa, residents and security sources said, showing the fragility of a power-sharing accord that has failed to stop fighting in the capital.

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#ISIL pushes into Syrian town despite US raids

KobaneFighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have continued to advance into the Kurdish-dominated town of Ain al-Arab in Syria, despite the US-led air campaign against the self-declared jihadist group.

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Yemen's warring sides pledge to disarm

Yemen's Houthi ShiaYemen's Houthi Shia rebels have signed a final part of a peace deal with the government, days after taking control of much of the capital Sanaa.

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Egyptian court postpones Mubarak verdict

Hosni Mubarak An Egyptian court has postponed the verdict in the retrial of deposed president Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption and killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

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New bombing raids target ISIL in Syria

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US aircraft have launched a fresh wave of bombing raids against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, in the fifth consecutive day of air strikes in the country, according to a Pentagon official.

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#Egypt adjusts clocks once again

Egypt has rolled back clocks one hour for the end of daylight savings time, the fourth change in less than five months.

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