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

Israel plans bizarre concrete punishment for accused Palestinian

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Israel plans bizarre concrete punishment for accused Palestinian

Denied permission to demolish the home of a Palestinian accused of killing a soldier, the Israeli military now plans to pour concrete into his bedroom.

Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

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Jordanians outraged after kidnapped boy found amputated, tortured

The kidnapping and torture of a 16-year-old boy has sparked outrage in Jordan after a video showed the moments he was found with ...

Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

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Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to ...

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Golden Dawn: The fall of Greece's neo-Nazi party

Golden Dawn rose from obscurity to infamy at the height of Greece's financial crisis, attracting supporters with racist and xenophobic rhetoric.

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Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

Two members of the "Beatles" Islamic State kidnapping cell pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four ...

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Iran ordered to pay $1.4bn over missing ex-FBI agent

A US court has ruled Iran owes the family of ex-FBI agent Robert Levinson, who is presumed to have died in Iranian custody, over $1.4bn in ...

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Turkish pensioner attempts to rescue actress in TV stunt

Muzaffer Parlak, 78, has been hailed by locals in Ordu, Turkey, after attempting to rescue a woman from kidnappers before discovering they were ...

Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s ...

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US doubles bounty on new Islamic State leader

A $5 million bounty for information leading to the arrest of the new Islamic State leader has been doubled, US authorities said on Thursday.

Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

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Hundreds protest in Iraq after attacks on activists

Hundreds of protesters have blocked roads and bridges in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah after one activist was kidnapped and another ...

Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

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Bahrainis protesting normalisation 'in secret' amid fears of crackdown

Bahrainis have been protesting in secret online, offline and in exile against normalisation with Israel, despite the risk of state crackdown.

Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Turkey 'will not deport' Iranian anti-hijab activist: officials

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Turkey 'will not deport' Iranian anti-hijab activist: officials

Reports claimed the Turkish government promised it will not deport Shariatmadari, and that her detention was simply due to problems with her ...

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Libya warns armed 'thugs' who broke up protests

Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord promised to protect civilians from the "brutality of a gang of thugs", after gunmen opened fire on peaceful demonstrators on Wednesday, kidnapping 6.

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Khartoum 'regrets' US advice against travel to Sudan

Sudan has complained to the US that it has not taken into account changes since the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir in its recent warnings against ...

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Iran abducted exiled opponent while in Dubai, family says

Jamshid Sharmahd, a member of a militant Iranian opposition group, appears to have been taken from Dubai to Oman and then onwards to Iran.

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Egypt executes 7 over killing of policeman in 2013

Seven people have been executed by Egyptian authorities for their alleged involvement in the killing of a police officer in 2014, officials ...

Two anti-government protesters killed by police in Baghdad

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Two anti-government protesters killed by police in Baghdad

Iraqi security forces killed two protesters taking part in demonstrations on Monday, local reports confirmed.

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A calculating, paranoid MbS waits in the wings

Comment: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has done everything to ensure a smooth ascension to the throne. It's not a question of if, but when, ...

Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

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Iraq forces free German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

German activist Hella Mewis was freed by Iraqi security forces after being kidnapped earlier this week.

German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

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German woman kidnapped in Baghdad

Hella Mewis, who ran arts programmes in the Iraqi capital, was "kidnapped" on Monday as police officers watched, a security source said.

Erbil denies handing Syria Kurd official's niece to Turkey

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Erbil denies handing Syria Kurd official's niece to Turkey

The interior ministry in northern Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region dismissed the accusation from the family of Dalia Mahmoud Muslim, ...

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