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Two killed in attack on Yemen bus carrying soldiers

A Yemeni soldier aims his machinegun at a rebel target.At least two people were killed when a bomb hit a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, a medical source said, highlighting the government's weak grip on security in the impoverished country.

Saudi Arabia to jail citizens who fight abroad

Islamic militants.Saudi Arabia will imprison for three to 20 years any citizen who fights in conflicts abroad, according to a royal decree released through state media on Monday.

Al Qaeda breaks link with Syrian militant group ISIL

ISIL fighters on parade in Syria.Al Qaeda's general command said on Monday it had no links with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in an apparent attempt to reassert its authority over fragmented Islamist fighters in Syria's civil war.

Shi'ites overrun rival strongholds in north Yemen; 40 dead

A Yemeni tribesman.Shi'ite rebels have overrun strongholds of a rival Sunni tribal group in fighting that has killed at least 40 people in northern Yemen in the last two days, tribal sources said on Sunday.

Iraq says kills 57 Islamist militants in Sunni province

An Iraqi armoured personnel carrier.Iraqi troops and allied tribesmen killed 57 Islamist militants in Anbar province on Monday, the Defence Ministry said, in advance of a possible assault on the Sunni rebel-held city of Falluja.

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