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Civilians killed as Iraqi forces raid Kirkuk

Kurdish forcesIraqi army helicopters have conducted airstrikes in the northern Kirkuk province, killing at least seven people and injuring 20 others, as the military pursued Islamic State fighters in the country's north, sources on the ground say.

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Dozens killed in fighting north of Sanaa

Houthis fightersAt least 50 people have been killed in fighting between Yemeni troops and Houthi rebels north of Sanaa, as supporters of the Shia group continue to rally against the government in the capital.

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Sisi blames outages on lack of investment

Abdel Fattah el-SisiEgypt's president has blaming widespread power outages in recent days on years of lack of investment, while warning people were trying to cripple his government's efforts to rebuild the country and seeking to try take advantage of the crisis.

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Yemen's capital gripped by rival protests

Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied in Yemen's capital Sanaa in support of the beleaguered government, as a large number of its opponents held a counter-demonstration vowing to intensify their protests until the cabinet resigns.

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Rebuilding #Gaza could 'cost at least $7.8bn'

Rebuilding Gaza

Palestinian experts say rebuilding Gaza could cost at least $7.8bn, in the most comprehensive assessment of the damage from the seven-week conflict with Israel.

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US calls for coalition to 'destroy' IS group

NATO summitThe United States has called for the creation of a broad international coalition to go after and "destroy" the Islamic State group, and build a plan by the time the UN General Assembly meets later this month.

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#Baghdad markets hit by bombings

turkish-airlineA series of attacks across Iraq have killed at least 20 people, including 15 who perished in bombings at markets in the capital, officials have said.

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UK human rights workers 'go missing' in #Qatar

Two British human rights workers investigating the treatment of migrant workers have gone missing in Qatar, after one of them reported being harassed by police, according to the Norwegian human rights group that employs them.

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#Yemen concessions fail to end Houthi protests

Yemen's Houthi Shia activists are continuing to protest in the capital Sanaa, a day after the country's president reached out to them by dismissing the government and rolling back a disputed fuel price hike.

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Iraqi soldiers killed in clashes in the north

IS groupAt least five Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish armed volunteers have been killed in clashes with the IS group in northern Iraq, as the government continues its offensive against the armed Sunni group, sources say.

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