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US and Russia to share intelligence on #ISIL

US President Barack ObamaMilitary leaders from more than 20 countries have met in the United States to discuss how to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), as US and Russia announced an agreement to share intelligence on the armed rebel group.

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MP among dead in #Baghdad suicide blast

At least 25 people including a Shia MP have been killed by a suicide car bombing in Baghdad.

The blast on Tuesday struck a checkpoint at an entrance to the Iraqi capital's wealthy Shia area of Kadhimiya.

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#Egypt sentences Al Jazeera journalist

Ahmed Mansour, a presenter on Al Jazeera Arabic, has been sentenced in absentia to fifteen years imprisonment by Cairo's criminal court on the charge of torturing a lawyer in Tahrir Square during the January 25 uprising in 2011.

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Palestinian worshippers barred from Al-Aqsa

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Tensions remain high in the area surrounding the Al-Aqsa mosque in occupied East Jerusalem as Israeli police prevented dozens of Palestinian worshippers from entering the compound to perform dawn prayers a day after clashes between the two sides.

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Battle rages for control of Syria's #Kobane

Battles have continued to rage on along Turkey's border between the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL) fighters and Syrian Kurds as anti-ISIL coalition's military chiefs prepare to meet in the US capital.

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US-led strikes on #ISIL intensify in #Kobane

KobaneThe US-led coalition has stepped up its attacks on ISIL around the Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobane, launching 22 air raids in 24 hours as the White House said its strategy was succeeding.

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Houthi rebels seize parts of Yemeni port city

Houthi fighters have seized parts of Yemen's southern city of al-Hudaydah, the second most important port after Aden, while southern secessionists have garnered more support, pushing the country towards the verge of disintegration.

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Iraqi Shia militias accused of murder spree

Shia militiasShia militias have abducted and murdered scores of Sunni civilians in Iraq in crimes committed in retribution against the actions of ISIL, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

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#Baghdad rocked by bombs during Shia festival

At least 33 people have been killed in three bomb attacks in Shia areas of Baghdad as residents distributed sweets for the Eid al-Ghadir Shia Muslim feast.

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Dozens die in #Egypt road accident

At least 30 people have been killed in a crash involving three minibuses in Egypt's southern Aswan province, medical and security sources said.

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