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Turkish tanks face #ISIL near #Syria border

Turkish tanksTurkish tanks have been sent to hills overlooking the Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab besieged by ISIL, while a US-led coalition intensified its bombing of the group in northern and eastern Syria.

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Saudi Arabia warns of more #Yemen violence

HouthisSaudi Arabia has warned that neighbouring Yemen risks sliding towards further violence, which could damage regional security, after Houthi rebels overran the capital last week.

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Suicide bomber targets Yemen's Houthi rebels

A suicide car bomber has rammed into a field hospital run by a Shia rebel group in Yemen's capital, killing and wounding scores of people, a Yemeni security official has said.

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#Yemen anti-Houthi rally stifled by rebels

Houthi rebels stifled a planned protest against them in Sanaa as the rebels maintained their grip on the Yemen capital despite signing a disarmament deal.

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Nusra threatens West and Arab nations

The Syrian branch of al-Qaeda has promised retaliation over air strikes in Syria, as the US-led coalition widened its assault on ISIL targets and British jets flew their first combat missions over neighbouring Iraq.

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US-led forces hit #ISIL oil targets in #Syria

ISILAir strikes staged by a US-led coalition against Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) targets have hit four makeshift refineries in Syria that are believed to be held by the armed group which has stoked havoc in the region and worldwide.

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Rouhani: Iran-US hostility not set in stone

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said that his country's ties with the United States do not have to be hostile forever and that "one day this will change".

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#Yemen rebels attack security chief's home

Rebels have attacked the home of Yemen's intelligence chief in Sanaa, residents and security sources said, showing the fragility of a power-sharing accord that has failed to stop fighting in the capital.

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#ISIL pushes into Syrian town despite US raids

KobaneFighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have continued to advance into the Kurdish-dominated town of Ain al-Arab in Syria, despite the US-led air campaign against the self-declared jihadist group.

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Yemen's warring sides pledge to disarm

Yemen's Houthi ShiaYemen's Houthi Shia rebels have signed a final part of a peace deal with the government, days after taking control of much of the capital Sanaa.

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