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Syrian rebels release UN peacekeepers in Golan

Dozens of Fijian UN peacekeepers, released by al Qaeda-linked group Nusra Front in Syria, arrived in Israeli-held territory on the Golan Heights on Thursday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. "We opened the border and the

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Ukraine, rebels reach ceasefire agreement

Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels reached a ceasefire agreement on Friday, the first step toward ending fighting in eastern Ukraine that has caused the worst standoff between Moscow and the West since the Cold War ended. The ceasefir

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Lebanon army fights to expel gunmen from town

Lebanese soldiers traded fire with Islamist gunmen and shelled areas around the border town of Arsal on Sunday in a push to dislodge the biggest incursion by militants into Lebanon since Syria's civil war began. At least 10 Le

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Ukraine rebels had BUK missile, admits leader

A powerful Ukrainian rebel leader has confirmed that pro-Russian separatists had an anti-aircraft missile of the type Washington says was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and it could have originated in Russia. In

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Iraq headed for chaos unless politicians unite: UN

Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi'ite militias fought Sunni rebels for control of a military base northeast of Baghdad as a UN envoy warned of chaos if divided lawmakers did not make progress on Sunday towards naming a government.

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Ukraine captures rebel stronghold

Ukrainian security officials said on Sunday they were in full control of the former rebel stronghold of Slaviansk after re-taking it in a victory which President Petro Poroshenko said could mark a turning point in the fight against the separatis

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110 killed in heavy Yemen clashes

Clashes in the north Yemen town of Omran continued on Sunday between the army and fighters from the Houthi movement after at least 104 people were killed on Saturday, while in the south six soldiers were shot dead by al Qaeda militants.

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Iraqi Islamic State leader to make first public appearance

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the centre of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on Satu

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Iran wrestles with tough choices in Iraq

Iran is wrestling with a complex array of historic alliances and enmities as it tries to develop a coherent response to the swift advance of hostile Sunni militants in neighbouring Iraq, said experts. Despairing of its protege Nur

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Army presses Tikrit assault as MPs scramble to fill posts

Iraq's army sent tanks and armoured vehicles to try to dislodge insurgents from the northern city of Tikrit on Sunday, the second day of a pushback against a Sunni militant takeover of large stretches of Iraq. The hardline Sun

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