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Iraqi soldiers killed in attack on army base

At least 10 soldiers have been killed and 12 others were wounded in an attack on a military base in a restive area of northern Iraq.

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Syrian regime accused of chlorine gas attacks

The Syrian government has been accused of new attacks on civilians with improvised chlorine gas bombs, in the latest reports of chemical weapons use in the Syrian war.

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#Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile

Iran has converted most of a nuclear stockpile, which it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium, into less volatile forms as part of a deal with six world powers, the UN atomic agency has reported.

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Violence surges in Iraq's Anbar province

At least 18 people, including two soldiers, have been killed in separate attacks in Iraq's volatile western province of Anbar, medical and security officials have said, in a surge in violence before parliamentary elections.

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#Kuwait says coup-plot clip 'tampered with'

Kuwait's prime minister has told legislators that a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting a coup was "tampered with", stirring more controversy in the Gulf Arab state.

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Three #Hamas members killed in #Gaza blasts

Three Palestinian fighters have been killed after a series of explosions near the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis, witnesses and officials said.

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#Jordan: Combat vehicles from #Syria destroyed

jordan-syriaJordanian air force fighter jets have destroyed a number of combat vehicles trying to cross into the kingdom from neighboouring Syria, according to the army.

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Palestinians injured in #al-Aqsa clashes

Palestinians are frequently arrested by Israeli police at the al-Aqsa compound [File: Reuters]Israeli police have wounded dozens of Palestinians with stun grenade canisters and rubber-coated bullets after opening Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound to Jewish visitors.

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#Iran cuts enriched uranium stockpile: report

The UN nuclear agency, the IAEA, is due to release a report on Iran's activities [AP]Diplomats say the UN will certify later this week that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been reduced because it has neutralised half of its material that can be turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium.

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Saudi Arabia replaces intelligence chief

Royal decree exempts Prince Bandar - kingdom's pointman on Syrian conflictSaudi Arabia has replaced intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the kingdom's pointman on the Syrian conflict, "at his own request", according to the official news agency.

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