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A 20-year-old Syrian man was arrested on Tuesday, weeks after a knife attack killed one tourist and seriously injured another in the German city of Dresden.

The Syrian regime is believed to be holding four American captives.

Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

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Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi Kurdistan.

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

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Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four ...

Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

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Turkey evacuates Syria outpost long-encircled by regime

Turkey started withdrawing from the Morek outpost in Hama, a province which is under regime control.

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Tunisian authorities investigate MP who ‘justified French teacher beheading’

Tunisian authorities are investigating Rached Khiari, an MP from the Karama movement, who in a Facebook post appeared to justify the beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty.

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Trump official 'went to Damascus' for Syria regime talks

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described ...

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US official went to Syria to secure hostages' release

Four American hostages are believed to be held in Syria.

27 Russian children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

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27 Russian children evacuated from Syria's Al-Hol camp

Russia has resumed evacuations of Russian children from the Al-Hol displacement camp after operations were halted due to Covid-19.

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ...

UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

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UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

Teacher decapitated in France after showing Prophet Mohammed caricatures

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Teacher decapitated in France after showing Prophet Mohammed caricatures

A French history teacher who had shown caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed to his class was decapitated in the outskirts of Paris.

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

Islam in the Eastern African Novel

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Islam in the Eastern African Novel

Book Club: Emad Mirmotahari's comprehensive study of Islam in Eastern African fiction reimagines the region's multi-ethnic and multi-religious ...

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Syria Kurds release 600 IS-linked prisoners

Kurdish-led forces controlling northeast Syria freed more than 600 Syrian prisoners detained over links to IS

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Muslim NGO head arrested as France continues 'separatism' crackdown

Idriss Sihamedi's detention comes amid heightened tensions between France's government and its Muslim community.

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Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

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Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

Afghan locals now say the recent withdrawal of foreign troops has left them exposed to militant attacks.

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the ...

Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

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Kuwait renders three alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to Egypt

Kuwait has handed over three Egyptian residents of the country, alleged to be members of the Muslim Brotherhood to Egypt, where they could face ...

HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

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HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

An HTS-affiliated security force says it has killed 13 Islamic State militants in the village of Tal’ada in Idlib province, ...

Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

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Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged ...

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