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Street battles rage as #ISIL inches deeper into Damascus

ISIL takes territory in south of Syria's capital, with fighters engaging in street-to-street battles with rebels.

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Israeli raid prompts violence in West Bank's Jenin

Injuries reported in shootout after Israeli forces detain Hamas operative in Jenin's al-Hadaf district.

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UN confirms destruction of famed #Palmyra temple

Satellite images show little is left of Temple of Bel after Syria's ISIL blows up main structure of the ancient ruins.

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#Syria official says Palmyra's Bel temple largely intact

Head of antiquities and museums says main temple in ancient city is largely intact despite ISIL's efforts to blow it up.

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Riot police clear protesters occupying #Beirut ministry

Lebanon security forces violently remove about 30 protesters occupying environment ministry over ongoing rubbish crisis.

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#Syria names park in capital after N Korea founder

Government inaugurates park in Damascus to honour North Korea's founding father Kim Il-Sung.

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#ISIL blows up part of main temple in Syria's Palmyra

More than 30 tonnes of explosives used to destroy part of Bel temple, one of ancient city's most significant structures.

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'Supergiant' gas field discovered off coast of #Egypt

"Largest ever" offshore natural gas field in Mediterranean discovered in Egypt's territorial waters, Italy's Eni says.

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#BuyPens refugee: 'I want to help other Syrians'

Thousands of dollars have been crowdfunded for a Palestinian-Syrian refugee and pen seller, after his image went viral.

Abdul Halim Attar

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#Yemen hospitals facing closures as fighting rages

Major hospitals in Sanaa and Taiz facing closure due to supply shortages as fighting continues to rage, NGOs say.

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