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#Iran releases arrested journalist on bail

Jason Rezaian-Yeganeh SalehiTehran has released on bail an Iranian journalist who was arrested more than two months ago, while her husband, a fellow reporter who was arrested at the same, remains in jail.

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#UAE 'amazed' by Joe Biden's #Syria remarks

The UAE has expressed surprise after the US vice president suggested that the Gulf state had armed and financed rebels in Syria, along with other regional powers.

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#ISIL shells besieged Kurdish town in #Syria

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are within a kilometre of Kobane and US air attacks will not halt them, a Kurdish leader has said, as the group continued to bomb the Syrian-Kurdish town.

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#Israel slams #Sweden over #Palestine pledge

Stefan Lofven

Israel has summoned Sweden's ambassador in Tel Aviv after the Scandinavian country's newly elected prime minister pledged that his government would recognise a Palestinian state.

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Kurdish suicide bomber attacks #ISIL in #Syria

A female Kurdish fighter has carried out a suicide attack in the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, killing an unknown number of fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a monitoring group has said.

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#Hezbollah and Nusra clash on #Lebanon border

ArsalAt least 18 people, including 16 Sunni fighters, have been killed in clashes after they reportedly attacked posts of the Shia group Hezbollah in eastern Lebanon.

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World leaders condemn latest #ISIL beheading

Alan HenningWorld leaders have condemned the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, after the fourth such video was released on the Internet.

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Children killed in Homs double blast

At least 41 children are among 45 people killed in twin bombings outside a primary school in the government-controlled city of Homs in central Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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#ISIL pushes forward on besieged Syrian town

KobaneThe Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is continuing to push its attempts to control a key Syrian border town despite resistance from local fighters and US-led air attacks.

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Video shows beheading of #ISIL hostage

Alan HenningA video has been released on the internet that purports to show an ISIL fighter beheading British hostage Alan Henning, the fourth such killing carried out by the armed group now being targeted by US-led air strikes.

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