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Iraqi troops have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the city from Islamic State (ISIS). A force of about 30,000 soldiers...

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ISIS has released 19 of an estimated 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped in north-eastern Syria, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human...

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Islamic State (ISIS) militants have destroyed historic artefacts at a Mosul museum in Iraq. The head of the UN agency for culture, UNESCO, has said...

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According to new reports, there are more members of an Assyrian Christian community in north-eastern Syria were abducted by ISIS militants than at first...

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At least 90 Assyrian Christians have been kidnapped by ISIS militants from villages in north-eastern Syria, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported...

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The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) are liable for six attacks in Israel between 2002 and 2004, a New...

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Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has wrestled to the ground a Palestinian suspected of stabbing an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man in a scene caught by a...

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Egyptian pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel Fattah has been jailed for five years for breaking a protest law and assaulting a policeman. The blogger was previously...

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A Turkish military convoy have entered into northern Syria and evacuated a historic Ottoman tomb and the soldiers guarding it. Turkey’s PM Ahmet Davutoglu said...

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A fire has swept through Dubai’s Torch Tower skyscraper, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Strong winds helped the blaze to spread...

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Damascus has agreed to halt its aerial bombardment of Aleppo for six weeks for a trial ceasefire, UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura...

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Islamic State (ISIS) militants have burned to death 45 people in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, the local police chief says. Exactly who these...

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Egypt has bombed ISIS targets in Libya, hours after the group published video showing the apparent killings of 21 Egyptian Christians. State TV said the...

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A military base in southern Yemen has been seized by al-Qaeda linked fighters, militants and officials say. The Ansar al-Sharia group said they set off...

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Egypt has suspended football league matches indefinitely after clashes at a stadium in Cairo left at least 22 people dead. People were crushed after police...

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An American female hostage has been killed in a Jordanian air strike in Syria, Islamic State (ISIS) militants have said. ISIS named the woman as...

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Jordan’s warplanes have carried out their first air strikes on Islamic State (ISIS) targets since the militants released a video showing the killing of...

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Two jihadists, including a woman, have been executed in Jordan following the killing of one of its air force pilots by Islamic State (ISIS)...

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Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste was freed from Egypt prison and deported on February 1. After 400 days behind bars, Peter Greste landed safely in Cyprus,...

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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has announced a major cabinet reshuffle, a week after he acceded to the throne following King Abdullah's death. The chief of...

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President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama visited Saudi Arabia to pay respects to late King Abdullah and the first lady’s outfit caused a stir...

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Late King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was buried on January 23 in an unmarked grave in a public cemetery in Riyadh. Leaders of the Muslim...

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World leaders gather in Saudi Arabia to pay their respects in person after the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on January...

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia has appointed his nephew, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, as deputy crown prince. The powerful interior minister has become the second...

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King Salman of Saudi Arabia has pledged continuity, hours after his accession to the throne following the death of his half-brother, King Abdullah. The new...