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Lebanese army, militants clash despite ceasefire

The Lebanese army and Islamist militants clashed on Wednesday despite a ceasefire agreed to end five days of fighting that has killed dozens of people in the most serious spillover of Syria's three-year civil war into Lebanon.

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Lebanese army, militants clash despite ceasefire

The Lebanese army and Islamist militants clashed on Wednesday despite a ceasefire agreed to end five days of fighting that has killed dozens of people in the most serious spillover of Syria's three-year civil war into Lebanon.

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Libyan militants overrun Benghazi base

Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people. A special forces officer said they had to abandon the

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Norway on alert over imminent attack threat

Militant Islamists with fighting experience in Syria may be planning an attack in Norway in the coming days, police said on Thursday, as they deployed armed units at borders, airports and railway stations. A small group of Norway-

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295 DEAD: Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine

A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. Uk

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Kurdish Arbil 'becoming base for militants'

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday the Kurdish-controlled city of Arbil was becoming an operations base for the Islamic State militant group that seized swathes of northern and western Iraq last month. Maliki is

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Hamas rains rockets on Israel as Gaza Strip bombed

Militants in Gaza fired more rockets at Tel Aviv on Wednesday, targeting Israel's heartland after Israeli attacks in the enclave that Palestinian officials said have killed at least 38 people. No casualties were reported in th

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Six killed in attacks at Saudi-Yemeni border post

At least six people, including a suicide bomber and two security personnel, were killed at a Saudi-Yemeni border crossing on Friday, in attacks that highlighted the threat posed by militants to the security of both nations. Saudi

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Iraq chases Baghdad sleeper cells as 'Zero Hour' looms

Iraqi insurgents are preparing for an assault on Baghdad, with sleeper cells planted inside the capital to rise up at "Zero Hour" and aid fighters pushing in from the outskirts, according to senior Iraqi and US security officials.

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Saudi deploys 30,000 soldiers on Iraq border

Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers abandoned the area, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday, but Baghdad denied this and said the frontier remained under its full control. Th

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