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The deadline for Iran nuclear deal has been extended until June 30, 2015, after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement. Six world...

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Bahrain has voted in the country's first parliamentary elections since protests erupted in the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011. The government called on...

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Bahrain is voting in its first parliamentary elections since Arab Spring protests broke out in 2011. The government has called on all of the country's...

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A second Frenchman features in a video showing the beheading of Syrian prisoners, and US hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig killed by Islamic State (ISIS). The Frenchman...

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Four Israelis have been killed and eight injured as two men armed with a pistol, knives and axes attacked a West Jerusalem synagogue, police...

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The death of Abdul-Rahman Kassig, whose killing was shown in a video posted by Islamic State (ISIS), President Barack Obama has confirmed. Barack Obama called...

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was said to have been caught in a US-led air strike near the Iraqi city of Mosul

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Islamic State (ISIS) militants have released an audiotape they say was recorded by the group leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, days after reports that he...

At least one person has been killed after a Palestinian driver has rammed a car into several pedestrians in Jerusalem

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At least one person has been killed after a Palestinian driver has rammed a car into several pedestrians in Jerusalem, hours after clashes erupted...

ISIS militants control large areas of Iraq and neighboring Syria

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ISIS militants have killed at least 50 members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province, officials and tribal leaders say. The men and women...

The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism

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The Temple Mount/al-Haram al-Sharif has been reopened by Israeli police after its closure amid tensions following the shooting of prominent right-wing Jewish activist Rabbi...

Rabbi Yehuda Glick is a campaigner for greater Jewish prayer rights at the Temple Mount

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has described the closure of the disputed Jerusalem holy site Temple Mount as a "declaration of war", his spokesman has...

Reyhaneh Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a former employee of Iran's ministry of intelligence

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Iran has executed Reyhaneh Jabbari who killed a man she said was trying to abuse her. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison...

Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed were sentenced to seven years in jail in Egypt

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Cairo’s Court of Cassation has set the appeals hearing of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists for January 1, 2015, says Mohamed Fahmy's family. Al-Jazeera journalists Mohamed...

Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi-Kani, a former acting prime minister and interior minister in the 80s, had been in a coma since June

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The head of Iran’s chief clerical body, Ayatollah Mohammad-Reza Mahdavi-Kani, has died at the age of 83. Iran’s clerical body is in charged with choosing...

Islamic State militants has killed two Iraqi journalists in the past four days

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Islamic State (ISIS) has killed two Iraqi journalists in the past four days, Reporters Without Borders says. Mohanad al-Akidi, the correspondent for the Sada news...

At least 553 people are said to have died in a month of fighting for Kobane

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According to new reports, at least 553 people are said to have died in a month in the Kurdish town of Kobane, Syria, under...

Egypt’s PM Ibrahim Mahlab and Pope Tawadros II attended the opening ceremony at the Coptic Christian Church in Cairo

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The restoration of Coptic Christian Church Virgin Mary in Cairo has been completed after 16 years. Also known as the Hanging Church because it is...

Abdul-Rahman Kassig was known as Peter Kassig before he converted to Islam

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According to a former cellmate, American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig, known as Peter Kassig before he converted to Islam, is now a "dedicated Muslim". Peter Kassig,...

About two million Muslim pilgrims gathered at the Grand Mosque in Mecca as they took part in one of the final rites of the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

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About two million Muslim pilgrims gathered at the Grand Mosque in Mecca on October 4 as they took part in one of the final...

John Cantlie, an experienced journalist and photographer, has twice been held captive in Syria

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ISIS militants have released a third video featuring British hostage John Cantlie. Journalist John Cantlie delivers a scripted message responding to President Barack Obama's recent...

Iraqi air strikes and ground forces appear to have halted the advance of ISIS militants in the town of Amariya al-Falluja

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Iraqi air strikes and ground forces appear to have halted the advance of Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the town of Amariya al-Falluja, west...

US-led coalition aircraft have targeted four makeshift oil refineries under ISIS control in Syria

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The US and Arab allies’ airstrikes have hit four makeshift oil refineries under Islamic State (ISIS) control in Syria, as well as a command...

US-led airstrikes have destroyed four ISIS-held oil tanks and damaged another during a fourth night of bombardments in Syria

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US-led airstrikes have destroyed four ISIS-held oil tanks and damaged another during a fourth night of bombardments in Syria. The Pentagon said it also carried...

New US and coalition airstrikes have targeted ISIS-held oil refineries in Syria

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New US and coalition airstrikes have targeted ISIS-held oil refineries in Syria. The raids killed 14 ISIS fighters and five civilians in eastern Syria, activists...

Abu Qatada has been found not guilty of terrorism offences by a court in Jordan

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Abu Qatada has been found not guilty of terrorism offences by a court in Jordan. A panel of civilian judges sitting at Amman's State Security...