News in Brief -- 12th March -- 20:30 GMT

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Published on 12 Mar 2016, 23:37
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has promised to retaliate against the ISIL, after the terrorist group launched a chemical attack on the northern city of Taza.

Hamas says it has sent a delegation to Egypt in a bid to repair the ties with Cairo which soured after former president Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the army in 2013.

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says the fate of President Bashar al-Assad remains a red line for Damascus.

A funeral has been held in Gaza for a six-year-old Palestinian girl who died from wounds sustained in Israel's air raids against Hamas targets.

Pro-Kurdish groups have rallied in the German city of Berlin in protest at Turkey’s attacks against the Kurds.

Campaigning is underway in Germany ahead of Sunday’s regional elections.

French President Francois Hollande says the EU must not give Turkey any concessions on human rights or visas in exchange for stemming the flow of refugees to Europe.

An avalanche in the Italian Alps has claimed the lives of six climbers.

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