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Two killed in #Bahrain car blast

A car explosion in Bahrain has killed two people and wounded a third in a mostly Shia village, the interior ministry said.

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#Iran says reactor dispute 'virtually solved'

Iran's vice-president has said that a dispute between world powers and the country over its heavy water reactor at Arak has been "virtually resolved", state television has reported.

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'Al-Qaeda fighters' die in #Yemen drone strike

An air strike has killed 13 suspected al-Qaeda fighters in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda, security and tribal sources said.

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Cairo bomb blast kills policeman

An Egyptian police officer was killed when a bomb targeting a traffic police kiosk exploded in Cairo, security officials said.

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French journalists kidnapped in #Syria freed

Photographer Edouard Elias, right, and Liberation newspaper reporter Didier Francois are part of the group [AFP]Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria last June by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have been found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria.

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EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton has called on Israel to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the occupied West Bank, to bolster faltering peace talks.

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Homs civilians in danger as deal breaks down

Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN-Arab League special envoy to Syria, has said that a deal that allowed some civilians to leave Homs has broken down.

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#Israel frees jailed Palestinian journalist

A Palestinian citizen of Israel who was detained last week for traveling to Lebanon has been released from jail, but remains under house arrest and could face prison time for visiting "an enemy state".

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#Syria army advances in besieged Homs

Syrian army began a broad offensive against rebel-held parts of the city of Homs on Tuesday [SANA news agency]Syrian armed forces have made advances around the Old City of Homs, where some 1,200 rebels are dug in and under regime siege.

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Gulf states agree deal to end Qatar tensions

Tensions rose because Doha supported Egypt's President Morsi while most Gulf countries hailed his fall [Reuters]Gulf foreign ministers have agreed to a deal to end months of unprecedented tension between Qatar and other members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council over the Muslim Brotherhood.

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