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Israeli army opens probe into #Gaza war

The Israeli military says it has opened criminal investigations into two high-profile cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this year's Gaza war. 

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Is the PA stalling Gaza war crimes probe?

Abbas- BiBiThe Palestinian Authority has so far prevented the launch of a formal investigation into the alleged war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinian factions during the 50-day Gaza war last July and August, according to officials at the International Criminal Court.

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#Syria warns against foreign intervention

Islamic StateA Syrian government minister has warned that any foreign intervention in the country would be an act of aggression unless it is approved by Damascus, after the United States said it was prepared to strike against Islamic State fighters in the country.

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#Syria rebels free UN peacekeepers

UN peacekeepersThe United Nations has confirmed the release of all 45 Fijian peacekeepers who had been held for two weeks by the rebels in the Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border.

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#Egypt urged to free 'gay marriage video' men

Human Rights Watch has urged Egypt to free seven men accused of "inciting debauchery" after they were filmed attending an apparent gay marriage on a Nile riverboat.

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Kerry: World will not watch IS evil spread

John KerryUS Secretary of State John Kerry has said the international community will not sit and watch the Islamic State grow and identified Iraq as a key partner in the fight against the group.

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#Syria rebels name slain leader's replacement

Abu Jaber Ahrar al-Sham, a Syrian rebel group, has announced its new leadership after it lost its top brass during a bomb attack on a high-level meeting in Idlib province.

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#Yemen army and Houthis trade gunfire in Sanaa

HouthisShia Houthi rebels have clashed with government forces in a Sanaa suburb as Yemen is at its most critical point since the revolution in 2011.

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Kerry to hold Saudi talks on Islamic State

US President Barack Obama is sending his secretary of state to Saudi Arabia to meet Arab foreign ministers as he prepares to deliver a speech outlining his strategy against the Islamic State group.

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#Syria rebel leader 'killed in suicide blast'

Hassan AbboudThe leader of the Ahrar al-Sham rebel group has been killed along with at least 20 of his commanders in a suicide attack on a high-level meeting in Syria's Idlib province, reports say.

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