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Britain Will Help Gulf 'Push Back' against Iran Aggression

Britain will help Gulf states "push back" against aggressive regional actions by Iran, Prime Minister Theresa May told the Gulf Cooperation Council in Bahrain on Wednesday in a televised address.

"We must... continue to confront state actors whose influence fuels instability in the region," May told Gulf leaders at the summit.

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Russia Says Army Colonel Dies after Aleppo Rebel Shelling

Russia said Wednesday that an army colonel working as a military adviser in Syria has died several days after being wounded by rebel shelling in Aleppo. 

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80,000 Have Fled East Aleppo since Army Operation Began

At least 80,000 people have fled east Aleppo since the Syrian army began an operation in mid-November to recapture the rebel-held sector of the second city, a monitor said Tuesday.

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Almost 60 People Missing after Ship Sinks off Yemen

Nearly 60 people are missing after a ship sank off Yemen's Socotra island, its fisheries minister said on Wednesday, with state media reporting that only two people had been rescued.

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2 Million Israelis Exposed to Rocket Fire, Says Report

More than two million Israelis lack adequate shelter in case of rockets fired from Gaza to the south or from Lebanon or Syria to the north, an official report said Tuesday.

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Head of Radio Station Murdered in Iraq's Kirkuk

Gunmen killed the head of a local radio station in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, the latest in a string of such murders in the troubled country.

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Last Jihadists Being Hunted Down in Libya's Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government said Tuesday they were hunting down the last jihadists in the city of Sirte after the Islamic State group's ouster from its former bastion.

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Israeli Far Right Hails Bill to Legalize Settler Homes

Israeli far-right politicians on Tuesday welcomed initial approval of a bill to legalize some 4,000 settler homes in the West Bank, calling it a step towards annexation of most of the Palestinian territory.

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Aleppo 'Twitter Girl' Safe after Family Flees Army Advance

A seven-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account from Aleppo gained international attention has fled her home amid heavy fighting, but she and her family are safe for now, her father told AFP Tuesday.

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Kerry to Try Again with Russia on Syria Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday said he would try to get Syrian peace talks going again with Russia's help as government forces closed in on rebels in the besieged city of Aleppo.

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