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#Bahrain police officer killed in 'terrorist blast'

Seven others wounded in mainly Shia village, ministry says, in latest attack to target police force in Arab Gulf state.

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Al Jazeera journalists back in Cairo jail after verdict

Egyptian media say Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy returned to Tora prison after court finds them guilty.

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Iraq's top Shia cleric voices support for protests

Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says government must show it is serious about implementing reforms and tackling corruption.

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Video of celebrity #Iraq fighter slicing body goes viral

Shia commander dubbed "Iraq's Rambo" defends cutting up charred corpse he says was body of ISIL fighter killed in Beiji.

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Saudi-led forces accused of cluster bombings in #Yemen

Rights group says civilians killed after coalition troops used cluster munition rockets in attacks in Hajja governorate.

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Syrian army and rebels agree to new truce in #Zabadani

Ceasefire aims to end government bombardment of Zabadani and the siege of two Shia villages by rebels.

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Senior Iraqi commanders killed in ISIL suicide blast

Car bomb attack in Anbar province kills two generals and three others as fighting rages between ISIL and Iraqi forces.

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Saudi troops enter northern #Yemen after Houthi clashes

Saudi commanders insist incursion into northern Yemen is temporary, as troops take up positions overlooking Jizan.

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#Syrian rebel commander killed in #Turkey car blast

Leader of faction linked to Free Syrian Army dies after car explodes outside his home in southern town of Antakya.

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Saudi Arabia executes four more despite moratorium call

Three Saudis and one Syrian killed a day after Amnesty group called for freeze, bringing number executed in 2015 to 127.

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