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Members have agreed to combat Islamic State, says Arab League
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Members have agreed to combat Islamic State, says Arab League

The Arab League says its member states have agreed to combat, either individually or collectively, the Islamic State group and other militants in the region.

Suicide attacks kills 16 as Iraq gears up for key assembly session
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Suicide attacks kills 16 as Iraq gears up for key assembly session

Iraq is facing an unprecedented crisis after the extremist Islamic State group this summer conquered much of northern and western Iraq and eastern Syria, committing beheadings and mass killings and sowing terror in its wake.

Make Syria, Iraq the first priority: New UN rights chief
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Make Syria, Iraq the first priority: New UN rights chief

He said the Islamic State group, which has seized huge areas of land along the Syria-Iraq borders, has shown an "absolute and deliberate disregard for human rights. The scale of its use of brute violence against ethnic and religious groups is unprecedented.

Confront Islamic State militarily, politically: Arab League head issues call to arms
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Confront Islamic State militarily, politically: Arab League head issues call to arms

Backing from the 22-country Arab League could provide crucial support across the Middle East for Obama's effort to assemble an international coalition against the Islamic State.

Libya: Toll continues to mount as rival militiamen clash in Benghazi
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Libya: Toll continues to mount as rival militiamen clash in Benghazi

Libya is witnessing its worst spasm of violence since former dictator Muanmar Gadhafi was toppled and killed in 2011.

Did UAE, Egypt's airstrikes quell US hopes of stability in Libya?
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Did UAE, Egypt's airstrikes quell US hopes of stability in Libya?

US-led international efforts to secure Libya are clearly fraying with the growing impatience in the region with Libya witnessing the worst violence since Gaddafi was ousted in 2011.

Gaza crisis: Kerry briefs Obama as US votes against 'biased' UN resolution on Israel
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Gaza crisis: Kerry briefs Obama as US votes against 'biased' UN resolution on Israel

Obama, during his call aboard Air Force One yesterday, had asked Kerry to update him on efforts to achieve an immediate cessation of hostilities

Gaza: Hamas refuses to back down as Israel agrees to ceasefire
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Gaza: Hamas refuses to back down as Israel agrees to ceasefire

A senior Israeli defence official cast the deal positively, saying Hamas had been weakened by the air and sea bombardment of impoverished Gaza.

Has the unrest in Iraq caused a bizarre shift in middle east relations?
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Has the unrest in Iraq caused a bizarre shift in middle east relations?

as Iraq's other immediate neighbors — Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Turkey — bolster their defenses, the new fighting threatens to unravel a byzantine balance of Mideast alliances and enmities that the United States long has sought to manage.

Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns
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Lakhdar Brahimi, UN-Arab League envoy to Syria, resigns

Un chief called the resignation a failure of "one of the world's most brilliant diplomats" to end the conflict despite "his extraordinary talents ... a tragedy for the Syrian people."

Syria crisis: UN-Arab League envoy calls for peace talks to restart in Geneva
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Syria crisis: UN-Arab League envoy calls for peace talks to restart in Geneva

The U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria ended a days-long visit to Damascus on Friday, calling on both the government and the opposition to attend a peace conference in Geneva later this month but acknowledging the gathering cannot take place if the opposition refuses to take part

Arab League chief says Syria peace talks set for 23 Nov
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Arab League chief says Syria peace talks set for 23 Nov

Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby said on Sunday peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Syria would take place on 23 November in Geneva.

Syria's opposition offered seat in Arab League
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Syria's opposition offered seat in Arab League

Arab foreign ministers have offered the Syrian opposition coalition the country's seat at the Arab League on condition that it first forms a representative executive council.

Russia, Arab League push for Syria conflict talks
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Russia, Arab League push for Syria conflict talks

Russia and the Arab League are offering to broker talks between the Syrian government and the opposition to end the country's two-year civil war.

Arab League offers a 'safe exit' to Syria's Assad
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Arab League offers a 'safe exit' to Syria's Assad

The Arab League's secretary general has offered Syrian President Bashar Assad a "safe exit" for him and his family if he steps down.

Syrian ceasefire first step of Annan's plan: Clinton
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Syrian ceasefire first step of Annan's plan: Clinton

Hillary Clinton said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot "pick and choose" what part of the plan he wants to accept and implement.

Arab summit divided over approach to Syria
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Arab summit divided over approach to Syria

Arab governments are divided over how strongly to intervene to stop the bloodshed in Syria, and their divisions illustrate how the conflict has become a proxy in the region's wider rivalry — the one between Arabs and powerhouse Iran.

Arab League wants probe into Syria 'crimes'
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Arab League wants probe into Syria 'crimes'

More than 8,000 people have died in the Syrian uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, according to the United Nations, including many women and children.

New Syrian constitution derided as deceptive
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New Syrian constitution derided as deceptive

The Syrian Interior Ministry said the reformed constitution, which could keep Assad in power until 2028, had received 89.4 percent approval from more than 8 million voters.

Will UN-Arab League Syria envoy Annan succeed in his new job?
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Will UN-Arab League Syria envoy Annan succeed in his new job?

The UN-Arab League envoy on the Syrian crisis, Kofi Annan, brings global stature and experience in conflict resolution to his new job, but averting a long and bloody civil war that could further destabilise the Middle East might be impossible.