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Al Qaeda splinter group executes 21 in Syria

Syrian fighters.An al Qaeda splinter group in Syria executed at least 21 people including fighters from rival rebel groups and their relatives, a monitoring group said on Friday, an incident that could worsen infighting among enemies of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syria 'failure' looms, mediator seeks U.S., Russian help

Damaged buildings in Homs.Warning that "failure" was staring him in the face, the Syria peace talks mediator said on Thursday that the United States and Russia had promised renewed support to keep their rival Syrian allies talking.

Islamist insurgents seize parts of north Iraq town

ISIL fighters talk to unhappy civilians.Sunni Islamist insurgents took over parts of a town in northern Iraq on Thursday, local officials said, gaining further ground against the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad, which has also lost control of another city.

Attack on prison in Yemeni capital kills 11

Aftermath of an attack on a Yemeni prison.Eleven people were killed when attackers mounted a bomb, grenade and gun assault on the main prison in Yemen's capital on Thursday to free inmates, security sources and witnesses said.

Bombs kill at least 17 across Iraq

Aftermath of a bomb attack in Iraq.At least 17 civilians and soldiers were killed in car and roadside bomb attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medics said.

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