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The French interior minister announced the closure of nine Muslim places of worship, one day before he met with French Muslim leaders to discuss a controversial new bill.

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

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Iranian Guard holds anti-warship ballistic missile drill

The Revolutionary Guards launched the missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean.

Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

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Billionaire right-winger Adelson buried in Jerusalem

Billionaire Republican donor Sheldon Adelson was buried in Jerusalem.

<em>Islamic</em> State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Sam Hamad

Islamic State's resurgence is Syria is going unnoticed

Comment: The root causes of Islamic State in Syria were never adequately addressed, and now, as the world is distracted, a ...

Alex Kassidiaris

Why Israel and Turkey could reset fraught relations

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

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US troops cut to 2,500 in Afghanistan and Iraq

"Today, the United States is closer than ever to ending nearly two decades of war and welcoming in an Afghan-owned, Afghan-led peace process."

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Iran tests missiles under 'watch' of US nuclear sub

Helicopter footage of the exercise released by Iran’s navy showed what resembled an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine.

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Anti-terror chief says US needs new domestic terrorism laws

New York's anti-terrorism chief called on the US to introduce new domestic terrorism laws to cover

How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

Brooke Anderson

How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

In-depth: Georgia's different minority communities worked together to help tip the balance in Senate runoffs, ultimately shaping the trajectory ...

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

'Stay vigilant', says Muslim organisation amid pro-Trump riots

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'Stay vigilant', says Muslim organisation amid pro-Trump riots

CAIR warned that the threat of white supremacist violence and armed protests leading up to and on Inauguration Day is high and Muslims may be a ...

France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

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France deploys carrier to eastern Mediterranean in 'anti-IS operation'

France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier was deployed to the eastern Mediterranean, Paris confirmed.

Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

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Iran denies Pompeo's accusations of Tehran-Al-Qaeda links

Iran has vehemently denied an accusation made by the US Secretary of State claiming that Al-Qaeda has set up a 'home base' in the ...

Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

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Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman

Iran unveiled two new domestically made warships in the two-day drill, the missile-launching Zereh and the Makran, the country's largest military ship.

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Pompeo alleges Iran new 'home base' of Al-Qaeda

'Al-Qaeda has a new home base. It is the Islamic Republic of Iran', Pompeo said.

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Muslim official 'forced to remove hijab' in police custody

A Muslim elected official is filing a lawsuit in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia after she was forced to remove her hijab in police ...

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Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

Intelligence officers dismantled a four-member IS cell in the eastern province of Nangarhar that had planned to murder Ross Wilson

Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

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Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

Pompeo has fired a long list of warnings to Iran, as he sees out his final days as Secretary of State.

Arash Azizi

Does Khamenei want to make Iran into North Korea?

Comment: Khamenei's US/UK vaccines ban isn't just the usual anti-western sentiment, it's proof his regime cares little for Iranian lives, and ...

Iran warns against interference over seized SKorea ship

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Iran warns against interference over seized SKorea ship

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Hankuk Chemi and arrested its multinational crew of 20 near the strategic Strait of ...

Iran to expel nuclear inspectors 'unless sanctions are lifted'

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Iran to expel nuclear inspectors 'unless sanctions are lifted'

Iran will expel United Nations nuclear watchdog inspectors unless US sanctions are lifted by a Feb. 21 deadline set by the hardline-dominated ...

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