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Fierce fighting rages in Syria's #Kobane

Kurds have fled KobaneThe Syrian border town of Kobane has been hit by the fiercest fighting in days as Kurdish forces repelled advancing fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a group monitoring the violence has said.

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Deadly suicide blast hits #Baghdad mosque

BaghdadA suicide bomber has detonated explosives at a Shia mosque in western Baghdad, killing at least 21people, security and medical officials said.

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Fighting greets arrival of Yemen's new PM

Houthi fightersYemen's new Prime Minister Khaled Bahah has arrived in Sanaa from New York where he was serving as the country's ambassador to the UN.

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#Yemen agrees new ceasefire after Ibb fighting

HouthisTribesmen and Shia Houthi fighters have signed an agreement that should end hostilities in Yemen's Ibb province, after renewed fighting breached a day-long ceasefire pact.

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#Yemen ceasefire broken as fighting resumes

At least 20 people have been killed in fighting between Houthi rebels and tribal fighters in Yemen's Ibb province, despite a 24-hour ceasefire agreement between the warring sides.

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#Yemen Houthis and tribesmen reach truce deal

A 24-hour ceasefire agreement between Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels and Sunni tribal fighters has been reached in Ibb province, sources have said.

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#Iraq MPs approve two key ministers

Khaled al-Obeidi (left)-Mohammed al-Ghabban (right)Iraqi parliamentarians have approved all the remaining positions in Prime Minister Haidar al-Abbadi's government, sanctioning a Sunni Muslim to become the new defence minister and a Shia to be the interior minister.

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Houthis and Sunni tribesmen clash in #Yemen

At least eight people have been killed in heavy fighting between Sunni tribesmen and Shia Houthi rebels in central Yemen, witnesses said, increasing fears of outright sectarian warfare.

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Fighting rages for control of Syria's Kobane

Fighting continues in the Syrian border town of Kobane, as Kurdish fighters said a US-led air campaign had dislodged fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from the town.

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Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli forces

Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank, local medics and residents said.

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