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October 19, 2014

Children wave the Palestinian flag. Support is growing around the world for Palestinian state recognition following the recent 50-day conflict in the Gaza Strip (AFP/File Archive).
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The Spanish parliament will reportedly vote on recognizing Palestine as a sovereign state.
Houthi rebels sit at a barricade following clashes with Yemen's government in Sana'a, September 20, 2014 (File/AFP)
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Shia Houthi rebels continued to advance in the south of Yemen after overrunning the strategic city of Rada on Friday.

October 18, 2014

Over 1.1 million Syrian refugees are currently taking shelter in Lebanon (File/AFP)
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said Lebanon has sharply cut the influx of Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their homeland by refusing to let them in.
Between September 16 and midnight on Wednesday a total of 662 people were killed in ground fighting. (File/AFP)
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Ground fighting alone has killed more than 600 combatants since Islamic State group militants launched an offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobane a month ago, a monitoring group said Thursday.
British aid worker Alan Henning was beheaded by IS militants while volunteering to help Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
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The families of two British aid workers beheaded by the Islamic State have called for "unity" from people of all faiths against the militant group.
Three children were among the dead in eight air raids across a Damascus suburb (File/AFP)
12:26 GMT
Syrian regime airstrikes on a suburb of Damascus Friday killed 15 people, activists and a monitoring group said, as fierce clashes raged on several fronts in the country.
French President Francois Hollande looks at a sculpture as he visits the exhibition "Le Maroc Contemporain" (Contemporary Morocco Exhibition) at the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris, on October 14, 2014. (AFP)
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French President Francois Hollande looks at a sculpture as he visits the exhibition
Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police have taken place frequently in Al-Aqsa (File/AFP)
09:45 GMT
Israeli authorities continued to restrict entry to the Al-Aqsa mosque, prompting anger from Hamas chief, Khaled Meshaal.
Officials said the bombs went off in three crowded areas of the Iraqi capital on Friday (AFP/File)
07:33 GMT
Over 20 people have been killed in separate car bombings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad as the army gained major advances against IS terrorists across the country.
Kurdish demonstrators clash with Turkey's security forces outside a university in Ankara, October 9, 2014 (File/AFP)
05:00 GMT
Kurdish protests across Ankara over Turkey's inaction against the Islamic State in the Syrian border town of Kobani has hit 40.

October 17, 2014

The aircrafts are believed to be MiG 21 and MiG 23 models captured from the Syrian military (File/AFP)
13:52 GMT
The Islamic State is allegedly training Iraqi militants to fly captured fighter jets, according to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
An Egyptian man stands beside the aftermath of a powerful car bomb attack in Cairo (File/AFP)
13:15 GMT
A twin bomb attack outside a mosque in Delta city left at least 11 people injured, according to Egypt's state television.
Visitors look at a first responder Lotus car at the Gitex Technology week in Dubai on October 15, 2014. Dubai Ambulance added the sports Lotus car in addition to the two Ford Mustangs to its fleet & they are fitted with 60 per cent of the medical equipment that you would find in a normal full size ambulance. (AFP/ KARIM SAHIB)
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Visitors look at a first responder Lotus car at the Gitex Technology week in Dubai on October 15, 2014 .
The UN chief also said IS was a consequence of the Syrian conflict, not a cause (File/AFP)
10:58 GMT
UN chief Ban Ki-moon said Thursday Syrian civilians are in danger from Bashar al-Assad's regime, along with Islamic State militants.
Israeli soldiers take position prior to a night time raid in the West Bank (File/AFP)
10:18 GMT
Israeli forces shot dead a 13-year-old Palestinian teen during a late night raid in a the West Bank village of Beit Laqiya.
The PLO are seeking to submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council addressing Israeli occupation by the end of this month. (File/AFP)
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Palestinian officials will ask the UN Security Council to pass a resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation from the 1967 lines.