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Middle East

Six Islamist factions unite in largest Syria rebel merger

Syrian rebels.The six largest Islamist rebel factions in Syria declared a new Islamic Front on Friday, forming the largest alliance of opposition fighters yet in the 2-1/2-year conflict.

Bombs kill nine and wound 54 in northern Iraq

The aftermath of an Iraqi car bomb.A car bomb and a suicide bomber killed at least nine people and wounded 54 in northern Iraq on Saturday, police and medical sources said, in the latest of a wave of attacks in crowded public places.

Breakthrough deal curbs Iran's nuclear activity

Iran nuclear talks.Iran and six world powers clinched a deal on Sunday to curb the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for initial sanctions relief, signalling the start of a game-changing rapprochement that would reduce the risk of a wider Middle East war.

Iran, six powers struggle to overcome snags in nuclear talks

The International Atomic Energey Agency.Iran and six world powers struggled on Friday to budge sticking points in negotiations aimed at securing an interim accord to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Al Qaeda affiliate captures Syrian town on border with Turkey

Free Syrian Army fighters with new youth recruits.An al Qaeda affiliate has captured a northern Syrian town on the border with Turkey after ousting a moderate Islamist rebel unit and detained its leader, activists said on Thursday.

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