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Air strike 'kills 12 civilians' in Yemen

Four children, two women among victims of coalition attack in Hareeb al-Qarameesh north of Sanaa, rebel media say.

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Iraq army 'to intervene' if Kurds' referendum escalates

Describing the vote as illegal and unconstitutional, Iraq's prime minister says he is prepared to use military force.

Kurds in Iraq

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Iran's Khamenei: Tehran will not bow to US bullying

Supreme leader warns US against undermining nuclear deal, saying his nation has been acting honestly over the agreement.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

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Pentagon: Russia knowingly hit US-backed SDF in Syria

Russia denies targeting alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters in Deir Az Zor as both sides battle ISIL in the province.

US-backed SDF in Syria

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Iraq's army regains ISIL area on Syrian border

Iraqi military says Akashat, a desert region located south of the Euphrates river, was captured from armed group.

Euphrates valley

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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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