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Jihadist-Led Offensive in Syria's Hama Advances

Syrian jihadists and allied rebels advanced against government forces in central Hama province on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

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10 Egyptian Soldiers Killed in Sinai Roadside Bombings

Ten Egyptian soldiers were killed in two roadside bombings as they clashed with Islamic State group jihadists in the Sinai Peninsula, the military said on Thursday.

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Amnesty Condemns US, UK over Yemen Arms

Amnesty International on Thursday condemned the United States and Britain for transferring arms to Saudi Arabia to use in its war in Yemen.

The rights group said the two countries had together sent more than five billion dollars (4.6 billion euros) worth of arms to Riyadh since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015.

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UN-Backed Syria Peace Talks to Restart in Geneva

Syrian rivals were to resume UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva on Thursday, with escalating violence and deadlock on key issues dimming hopes of a breakthrough. 

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Two Years of War in Yemen

Yemen's war has killed around 7,700 people and wounded 42,500 others, according to UN figures, since a Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in support of the government two years ago.

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Laptop Ban Sparks Ire among Mideast Travelers

Travelers across the Middle East expressed frustration Wednesday at a ban on large electronic devices for flights to the United States and Britain that has sparked confusion and speculation.

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U.N. Chief Heads to Arab Summit after Row over Israel 'Apartheid' Report

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres travels to Jordan next week to attend an Arab summit following a row over the release of a U.N. report accusing Israel of being an apartheid state.

Guterres arrives in Amman on Monday for talks with King Abdullah II and to visit a refugee camp ahead of the Arab League's annual summit near the Dead Sea on Wednesday, said a U.N. spokesman on Wednesday.

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Coalition Vows Victory against Islamic State Group

Senior diplomats from the 68-strong U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group vowed to seek a quick and lasting victory against the jihadists Wednesday at a major meeting.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson welcomed his counterparts from the mainly Western and Arab alliance to Washington with a vow to hunt down IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Bahrain Arrests Former AFP Photographer

Bahraini authorities have arrested a former AFP photographer in Manama on unspecified charges, sources close to him said Wednesday.

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Egypt Court Jails Policemen over Detainee Death

An Egyptian court sentenced on Wednesday six policemen to jail for torturing a detainee to death, the latest such ruling after the government pledged to crack down on police abuses.

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