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Syrian activists allege new gas attack

Activists in Syria have claimed that government forces used chlorine gas in an attack on a village near the city of Hama.

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Deaths in latest attack on Egypt's police

A police officer and a conscript were killed after armed attackers opened fire on their patrol car, Egypt's interior ministry has said, in the latest deadly assault against the country's security forces.

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Many dead in #Iraq violence ahead of vote

Iraq is hit by daily bombings, but attacks targeting universities are relatively rare [AFP]Bombings across Iraq, including a suicide blast at a college in north Baghdad, have killed at least 18 people, while clashes in the country's restive city of Fallujah left 15 people dead.

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Two killed in #Bahrain car blast

A car explosion in Bahrain has killed two people and wounded a third in a mostly Shia village, the interior ministry said.

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#Iran says reactor dispute 'virtually solved'

Iran's vice-president has said that a dispute between world powers and the country over its heavy water reactor at Arak has been "virtually resolved", state television has reported.

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'Al-Qaeda fighters' die in #Yemen drone strike

An air strike has killed 13 suspected al-Qaeda fighters in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda, security and tribal sources said.

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Cairo bomb blast kills policeman

An Egyptian police officer was killed when a bomb targeting a traffic police kiosk exploded in Cairo, security officials said.

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French journalists kidnapped in #Syria freed

Photographer Edouard Elias, right, and Liberation newspaper reporter Didier Francois are part of the group [AFP]Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria last June by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have been found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria.

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EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has called on Israel to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the occupied West Bank, to bolster faltering peace talks.

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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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