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Egypt court sentences seven to death over links to ISIL

An Egyptian court has sentenced seven people to death over links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in Libya.

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US urges Kurds to call off independence vote

Washington officials fear referendum will disrupt war against ISIL and hurt Iraqi PM al-Abadi's re-election chances.

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Iraqi forces attack ISIL in Akashat near Syria border

Offensive in Akashat, which is supported by US-led air alliance, aims to tighten Iraq's hold on its border with Syria.

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Egypt court upholds ex-president Morsi's life sentence

Top appeals court makes the final ruling, accusing the overthrown president for leaking secret state documents to Qatar.

Mohamed Morsi

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Iraqi Kurdish parliament backs independence referendum

Kurdish parliament agrees to go ahead with the September 25 vote despite opposition from central government in Baghdad.

Iraqi Kurdish parliament

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Rights groups slam Saudi arrests of religious figures

Amnesty International and HRW denounce 'politically motivated' recent detentions of religious scholars and preachers.

religious figures

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Assad forces advance against ISIL in central Syria

Syrian troops have been on the offensive against ISIL in central Syria for weeks under the cover of Russian air attack.

al-Bogheliyah, in Deir Az Zor

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Syria diplomatic talks: A timeline

MWC News tracks the diplomatic initiatives aimed at resolving the six-year war in Syria.

Syrian chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari

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Final de-escalation zones agreed on in Astana

Iran, Turkey and Russia unveil plan in Astana calling for end to hostilities in zones in mainly opposition-held areas.

 de-escalation zones

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Turkey's President Erdogan hosts Qatar's emir

Turkey's leader holds talks with the Qatari emir at his presidential palace in Ankara.

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