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Egypt's most prominent activist granted bail

Egypt's most prominent activist, who will face a retrial on a 15 year prison sentence for violating the country's protest law, has been granted bail, lawyers and relatives said.

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World leaders pledge to help #Iraq fight ISIL

World leadersThirty countries have pledged to help Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) "by any means necessary", as leaders gathered to discuss a strategy against the group.

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#Egypt sentences MB leader to 25 years in jail

Mohamed BadieEgypt has sentenced Mohamed Badie, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, and 14 others to 25 years in jail for murder and inciting violence, Reuters news agency has reported.

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UN peacekeepers relocates in Golan Heights

Golan Heights UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been "temporarily relocated" from four positions and one camp on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Israeli border, a UN source has confirmed, after recent clashes with al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

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US: Arab states to join air raids on IS group

Islamic State group

Several Arab countries have offered to launch air attacks on the group calling itself the Islamic State, US officials said, suggesting a widening of Washington's campaign against the group.

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#Egypt wants wider 'anti-IS' campaign

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has told the US that its coalition to defeat the Islamic State group should be expanded to counter "terrorist hotbeds" across the Middle East and Africa.

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#Yemen troops clash with Houthi rebels

Government forces have clashed with Houthi rebels in the capital and launched air strikes targeting the movement's fighters east of Sanaa, a deal to end a weeks-long standoff into jeopardy.

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US encouraged by pledges to fight IS fighters

US Secretary of State John Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State fighters by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops.

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#Gaza children back to school after 50-day war

Gaza childrenAt least half a million children returned to their schools in the Gaza strip on Sunday, where many will be given special attention and pyschological counselling before their regular classes begin.

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IS group claims beheading of UK aid worker

David Haines

The Islamic State group has released a video purporting to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines - an act described by the British prime minister as "pure evil".

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