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#ISIL closes in on border town with #Turkey

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have closed in on a key Kurdish town in Syria, next to the border with Turkey, prompting the government in Ankara to deploy tanks to protect its territory.

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Nine Bahraini Shias stripped of nationality

A Bahraini court has sentenced nine people to life and revoked their citizenship for smuggling arms to be used in "terrorist acts," the Gulf kingdom's prosecutor general has said.

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#ISIL under heavy assault by Kurds in #Iraq

Kurdish peshmergaKurdish peshmerga forces backed by US-led air attacks have pushed into territory held by ISIL in Iraq, recapturing several towns and villages that had recently fallen to the group.

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Nusra leader threatens attacks against West

The head of the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda has denounced US-led air raids in the country, warning of retaliatory attacks in the "homes" of the Western and Arab countries that have taken part in the bombings.

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Attacks target Houthi fighters in #Yemen

A suicide car bomber linked to al-Qaeda has rammed into a field hospital run by a Shia rebel group east of Yemen's capital, killing at least 15 people, while five more died in an ambush in the south of the country, according to local sources.

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Turkish tanks face #ISIL near #Syria border

Turkish tanksTurkish tanks have been sent to hills overlooking the Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab besieged by ISIL, while a US-led coalition intensified its bombing of the group in northern and eastern Syria.

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Saudi Arabia warns of more #Yemen violence

HouthisSaudi Arabia has warned that neighbouring Yemen risks sliding towards further violence, which could damage regional security, after Houthi rebels overran the capital last week.

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Suicide bomber targets Yemen's Houthi rebels

A suicide car bomber has rammed into a field hospital run by a Shia rebel group in Yemen's capital, killing and wounding scores of people, a Yemeni security official has said.

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#Yemen anti-Houthi rally stifled by rebels

Houthi rebels stifled a planned protest against them in Sanaa as the rebels maintained their grip on the Yemen capital despite signing a disarmament deal.

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Nusra threatens West and Arab nations

The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda has promised retaliation over air strikes in Syria, as the US-led coalition widened its assault on ISIL targets and British jets flew their first combat missions over neighbouring Iraq.

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