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Arab coalition steps up pressure on Yemen's Houthis

Conference ends in Riyadh with reiteration of support for exiled President Hadi amid renewal of air strikes on Sanaa.

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Surge in sexual abuse by #Egypt authorities, report says

Rights group says security forces increasingly using sexual violence against men, women and children with impunity.

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#Syria rebels seize last military base in Idlib

Coalition of armed groups takes entire town of al-Mastouma as it moves towards seizing control over whole province.

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Fresh bombing in #Yemen as humanitarian ceasefire ends

Coalition warplanes target Houthi rebel positions in al-Sawlaban and al-Arish in Aden province, Saudi officials say.

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Reports: #ISIL seizes gas fields near Syria's Palmyra

Monitor says fields were vital for generation of electricity for areas under government's control near ancient city.

Palmyra

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Shia groups deployed to retake Iraq's Ramadi from #ISIL

Thousands of fighters arrive in western Anbar province in controversial decision following rapid advances by ISIL.

Iraq's Ramadi

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#BBC crew detained while reporting in #Qatar

Government says journalist and team broke Qatari law while gathering information on migrant workers' accommodation.

labourers in Qatar

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Iraq's Shia militias asked to fight ISIL in #Ramadi

Iraqi government requests militias' assistance after ISIL seizes Anbar's capital, causing 8,000 people to flee.

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Clashes as Israelis mark East Jerusalem occupation day

Four Palestinians arrested as Israeli hardliners march in the Muslim Quarte to mark East Jerusalem occupation in 1967.

Jerusalem occupation day

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#Egypt 'hangs' six men from group affiliated with ISIL

The men are accused of carrying out attacks in the name of a group that pledged loyalty to ISIL, police say.

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