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Deadly Gaza violence on eve of Ramadan

Six Palestinians, including a 14-month-old baby girl and her eight-month pregnant mother were killed on Saturday as Israel bombarded Gaza and factions in the coastal enclave fired hundreds of rockets over the boundary in return. Overnight a 58-year-old Israeli man was killed when a rocket hit a residential building in[…]

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Heaviest air strikes yet strike Yemeni capital

Dozens of air strikes hit the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Thursday, in what residents described as the heaviest aerial attacks there in nine months of war, days after a Saudi-led coalition trying to restore a Saudi-backed government ended a fragile ceasefire. The strikes pounded the presidential palace and a mountain[…]

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UK MPs debate air strikes in Syria

The British parliament has begun to debate a motion authorising the use of military force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Syria. The discussion comes amid divisions over the planned intervention within Prime Minister David Cameron’s own Conservative Party and the opposition Labour Party.[…]

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Cameron says Britain must join Syria air strikes

Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria because Britain cannot “subcontract its security to other countries”. Many Britons are wary of entering into another war in the Middle East after Western intervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya failed[…]

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France launches air strikes in Syria

French warplanes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria on Sunday as police in Europe widened their investigations into coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 130 people. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Friday’s suicide bombings and shootings, which have re-ignited a row over Europe’s refugee crisis and drawn[…]

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