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UN peacekeepers relocates in Golan Heights

Golan Heights UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been "temporarily relocated" from four positions and one camp on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Israeli border, a UN source has confirmed, after recent clashes with al-Qaeda-linked fighters.

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US: Arab states to join air raids on IS group

Islamic State group

Several Arab countries have offered to launch air attacks on the group calling itself the Islamic State, US officials said, suggesting a widening of Washington's campaign against the group.

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#Egypt wants wider 'anti-IS' campaign

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has told the US that its coalition to defeat the Islamic State group should be expanded to counter "terrorist hotbeds" across the Middle East and Africa.

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#Yemen troops clash with Houthi rebels

Government forces have clashed with Houthi rebels in the capital and launched air strikes targeting the movement's fighters east of Sanaa, a deal to end a weeks-long standoff into jeopardy.

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US encouraged by pledges to fight IS fighters

US Secretary of State John Kerry US Secretary of State John Kerry said he was "extremely encouraged" by pledges of military assistance against Islamic State fighters by countries inside and outside the Middle East and that some nations had offered ground troops.

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#Gaza children back to school after 50-day war

Gaza childrenAt least half a million children returned to their schools in the Gaza strip on Sunday, where many will be given special attention and pyschological counselling before their regular classes begin.

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IS group claims beheading of UK aid worker

David Haines

The Islamic State group has released a video purporting to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines - an act described by the British prime minister as "pure evil".

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Kerry in Cairo to push for anti-IS coalition

Islamic State group fightersUS Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Egypt has a key role to play in the battle against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

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US: no place for #Iran at Islamic State talks

revolutionary guards

John Kerry has said it was "not appropriate" for Iran to join talks on confronting the Islamic State group in Syria due to its support for the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

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Israeli reservists condemn military's methods

Operation Protective Edge

Dozens reservists and former members of an elite Israeli army intelligence unit have condemned alleged "abuses" of Palestinians in the occupied territories.

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