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Arab coalition strikes Houthi targets in #Yemen

No let-up in attacks as health ministry says 36 police commandos killed in Sanaa and WHO releases new casualty figures.

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ISIL suicide attacks target #Iraq military convoys

Reports of 55 killed after triple blasts hit convoys in Fallujah, as Iraqi offensive is under way to retake Ramadi.

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Hadi loyalists claim capture of key #Yemen city

Houthis reported to have lost Dhale, on the road to Aden port, with no easing of Arab coalition's bombing campaign.

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#Iran holds closed-door trial of journalist

US criticises "complete lack of transparency" as Washington Post's Jason Rezaian appears in Tehran revolutionary court.

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Iraq's army launches offensive to retake #Anbar

Shia units' involvement in operation to wrest back mainly Sunni province from ISIL raises sectarian tensions.

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Syrian air strikes target ISIL in #Palmyra

Military source says targets struck in and around ancient city, with attacks reported also in Raqqa and Yarmouk.

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UN talks on #Yemen conflict 'postponed'

Exiled government refuses to attend Thursday's talks in Geneva unless Houthis withdraw from captured territory.

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Ex-Israeli PM Olmert given eight months jail for fraud

New sentence could be added to six years' jail that former leader is already facing for bribery conviction.

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Nasrallah: #Hezbollah to increase presence in #Syria

Leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah says his group is engaged in an existential battle against ISIL across all of Syria.

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Iraqi and Syrian forces ramp up attacks on ISIL

Iraqi soldiers and Shia fighters bolster efforts to retake Ramadi, while Syrian forces launch air strikes on Palmyra.

Iraqi city of Ramadi

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