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Kuwait orders media blackout on 'coup' video

Kuwait has ordered a news blackout on a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting to overthrow the oil-rich Gulf state's government.

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Report: Syria rebel infighting kills scores

Syria's conflict began three years ago with largely peaceful protests calling for reform Fierce infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria has killed more than 50 fighters, an opposition group said, while government shelling left at least four teenagers dead in a town in the country's west.

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UN accepts Palestinian treaty applications

Mahmoud Abbas threatened to join the UN agencies after Israel refused to release Palestinian prisoners [AP]The United Nations has accepted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' request to join several UN agencies.

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Trial of Al Jazeera staff adjourned in Cairo

The trial of three jailed Al Jazeera English journalists, falsely accused of providing a platform to an outlawed group, has been adjourned until April 22.

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Iranian supreme leader approves nuclear talks

Iran's supreme leader has given the green light for his country to resume talks with world powers to end its long-running nuclear disputes.

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Car blasts kill dozens in Syria's Homs

Syria's state-run news agency says two car bombs have killed at least 25 people and wounded about 107 others in the central city of Homs.

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UN: Syria drought to deepen food crisis

The United Nations has warned that a looming drought in Syria could push millions more people into hunger and exacerbate a refugee crisis caused by the three-year conflict.

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Assad troops recapture Syrian border town

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have recaptured the rebel-held Syrian border town of Rankous, military sources and state television say, consolidating their control over a former rebel supply line from neighbouring Lebanon.

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Israel limits contact with Palestinians

Netanyahu had warned of retaliation after Palestinian officials signed 15 international conventions last weekIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a halt to high-level contacts with the Palestinians on non-security related issues, but exempted his chief peace negotiator from the ban, government officials have said.

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Series of deadly car bombs hits Iraqi capital

Car bombs have hit several mostly Shia neighbourhoods of the Iraqi capital and other areas across the country, killing at least 24 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

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