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Region

UN warns of massacre if militants take Syrian town
The dramatic warning came as the ISIS group pushed into Kobane from the south and east, taking almost full control of the so-called “Kurdish security quarters”.
Thousands of Syrian Kurds leave Turkey for Iraq
Some 172,000 Kurds have fled to Turkey to escape the onslaught on the key border town and its surrounding region.
100,000 Libyans flee fighting near Tripoli: UNHCR
The main area of recent displacement was around Warshefana, a suburb of Tripoli, while another 15,000 had fled from fighting around the Benina area.
ISIS fighters capture Kurd HQ in Syria’s Kobane
Fierce fighting had raged for the complex throughout the morning after ISIS militants captured part of it used by the Kurds’ asayesh internal security force on Thursday.
At least 67 people killed in Yemen blasts
Body parts were scattered across Tahrir Square and pools of blood formed on the asphalt after the blast, which also wounded at least 75 people.
New US-led air strikes hit besieged Syrian town
But despite the airstrikes overnight and into the morning, the ISIS fighters managed to capture a police station in the east of the town, said the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Palestinian unity government holds first Gaza meeting
The gathering came more than three months after the government was sworn in following a landmark reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas.
US says Kurds still seem to control Syrian border town
The five latest US airstrikes, conducted Wednesday and Thursday, damaged an ISIS training camp and destroyed one of the militant group’s support buildings as well as two vehicles, US Central Command said.
Turkey to explain stance on anti-ISIS fight to US envoy
A foreign ministry official in Ankara told AFP that Turkey would make clear its concerns and the threats the country faces to retired US general John Allen, the US special envoy for the coalition against ISIS.
Yemen suicide bomb leaves 43 dead in capital: Rebels
Dozens others were wounded in the attack in the city’s Al Tahrir square.
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