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Tunisia announced a six-month extension of the country's state of emergency, in place since a 2015 attack on a presidential guard bus claimed by the Islamic State group.

Three women and 12 children from camps in Syria have been returned to Germany for humanitarian reasons, authorities in Berlin said on Sunday.

Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

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Casualties reported as car bomb rocks Afghan capital

At least eight people were killed in a bombing in the Afghan capital on Sunday, authorities confirmed.

Philippine police arrest Saudi suspected as IS recruiter

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Philippine police arrest Saudi suspected as IS recruiter

Police say the man has close links to Abu Turaife, a key IS militant in the Philippines.

IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

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IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

The IED attacks that have multiplied in the vast, remote and sparsely populated region which authorities have declared off-limits to journalists.

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Trump orders pullout of troops from Somalia

US President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US troops from Somalia.

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

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US podcasters under fire for 'IS logo' merchandise

Edgy podcast 'Red Scare' is selling t-shirts and tote bags that meld its name with a logo adopted by the IS group.

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Pentagon official overseeing counter-IS effort forced out

Counterterrorism staffs, headed by appointees who President Trump placed in senior positions amid a major Pentagon shakeup, will absorb Mr ...

Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

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Seventeen Malaysian Islamic organisations reject Muslim Brotherhood 'terror' designation

The joint statement said the Saudi move was based on false accusations and judgements without evidence.

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Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

A explosive-laden humvee drove onto an army commando base in eastern Ghazni province, killing 31 soliders, as a car bomb targeted the convoy of ...

Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

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Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

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Pope says for first time that Uighurs are 'persecuted'

In a new book, the Pope acknowledged China's Uighurs as a 'persecuted' people, a claim the Chinese FM dismissed as 'groundless'.

UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

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UK Supreme Court to hear Shamima Begum case

The case of Shamima Begum will be heard by the UK's Supreme Court on Monday.

Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

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Walid al-Muallem: The legacy of Assad's Goebbelsian late FM

Comment: Sam Hamad reflects on the legacy of Walid al-Muallem, Assad's foreign minister who died this week, after he spent the past decade ...

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Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

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US general: Iraq government wants continuing US presence

Iraq wants a continued US presence to fight the Islamic State group after the Trump administration slashed the number of troops in the country, ...

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IS kills 11 pro-regime fighters in Syria clashes: monitor

Eleven regime loyalists were killed by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday.

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US to slash troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan

The US will reduce troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to their lowest levels in nearly 20 years of war.

NATO chief warns of 'high' price of Afghan pullout

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NATO chief warns of 'high' price of Afghan pullout

NATO's chief warned the United States' hasty pullout from Afghanistan could enable the country to become breeding ground for terrorists.

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Senate chief blasts Trump troop withdrawal plans

Mitch McConnell responded to media reports claiming the Pentagon had received directives to bring back another 2,000 US forces from Afghanistan ...

Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

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Algeria's constitution amended to allow intervention in Libya

Algeria's constitution has long retained that the country must protect its border from foreign attacks but cannot intervene in foreign wars.

IS attack west of Baghdad kills 11

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IS attack west of Baghdad kills 11

At least 11 people, including five members of the tribal Hashed, were killed in an Islamic State militant group attack near Baghdad airport.

Biden victory will not change Syria policy: US envoy

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Biden victory will not change Syria policy: US envoy

There will be no divergence of US policy regarding Syria, even under a Joe Biden presidency, a US envoy said.

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