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'Hundreds killed' in #Palmyra after ISIL takeover

Activists say government forces were targeted and killed, while regime officials claim massacre of civilians.

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US and #Iraq trade blame over fall of #Ramadi

Pentagon chief says Iraqi forces showed no will to fight ISIL, while senior Iraqi MP says the US has failed to help.

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Iraqi army in counter-offensive near ISIL-held #Ramadi

Iraqi forces, backed by Shia militias and US air strikes, pound ISIL positions near central city of Ramadi.

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#ISIL enters #Palmyra museum

Antiquities director says UNESCO world heritage sites in the ancient Syrian city are under threat.

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Yemeni president to snub UN-sponsored talks in Geneva

Government spokesman says President Mansour Hadi insists on rebel pullback from territory they have seized.

Mansour Hadi

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#ISIL pushes for control of Iraq's Anbar province

Shia militias and army deployed to stop ISIL advance as calls grow for the US to change its strategy against the group.

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#Israel jails Palestinians for #Facebook comments

Activists say Israeli authorities are "watching social media closely and targeting Palestinians" for online postings.

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Arab coalition jets renew strikes on Houthis in #Yemen

Rebel positions in capital Sanaa, Marib province, and port city of Aden were hit during Friday's strikes.

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Fears mount over fate of Syria's ancient #Palmyra ruins

UNESCO chief says destruction of historical city seized by ISIL would be an "enormous loss to humanity".

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Audio leaks 'show #UAE and #Egypt shipped arms to Haftar'

Latest leaked phone calls appear to show cooperation between the UAE and Egypt to transfer weaponry to Libyan general.

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