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There were no reports of any damage from Palestinian rockets, with Israeli army sources indicating they had landed in the Mediterranean sea

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

Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

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Israelis secretly participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

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Israelis 'secretly' participate in 2021 Dakar Rally

Despite travel restrictions, a team of Israelis have entered Saudi Arabia to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally.

Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

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Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a shootout with militants near the Afghan border.

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Moroccan man's 'terror' death sentence commuted: lawyer

A Moroccan man stripped of his Danish citizenship had his death sentence over terrorism charges commuted to 25 years in jail.

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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

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HRW urges Biden to let Trump face the courts

After assuming office, the incoming president should not stand in the way of professional prosecutors seeking to hold Donald Trump to account ...

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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: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

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Pompeo: US redesignating Cuba as state sponsor of terrorism

Pompeo said he was placing Cuba back on a blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism, a last-minute roadblock to expected efforts by ...

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Saudi welcomes US labelling Yemen rebels 'terrorists'

Saudi Arabia, who leads a military coalition supporting the government against Houthi rebels, said it welcomed the US decision to label the ...

Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear <em>terror</em> label

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Yemen's Houthis defiant as aid agencies fear terror label

Yemen's rebel leaders brushed off the designation, while one of the largest aid agencies active in the war-torn country said the move would ...

Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

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Defying humanitarian warnings, Pompeo brands Yemen's Houthis as 'terrorists'

The US moved to designate Yemen's Houthis as a terror organisation on Sunday, in a last minute Trump administration move that will only ...

All the president's yes-men

Imrul Islam

All the president's yes-men

Comment: Let us not mistake political necessity for courage. Republicans who should have spoken out long ago are partly to blame for the ...

Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

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Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

A radical cleric linked to Indonesia's worst terror attack was freed from prison.

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'Bargaining tools': Saudi speeds up trials before Biden era

With the Biden administration expected to take a firmer stance on Saudi Arabia's human rights record, the Gulf kingdom is putting on trial and sentencing numerous dissidents.

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Congress validates Biden's presidential victory

The United States Congress has officially declared Joe Biden to be the winner of the presidential election, after Trump supporters stormed the ...

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Afghan peace talks resume in Doha: negotiators

Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government have resumed in Doha, Qatar.

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Syrians forced into extortionate bribes to contact imprisoned relatives

Families of imprisoned Syrians are forced to pay huge amounts to contact their imprisoned relatives, according to the Association of Detainees ...

Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in ambush: monitor

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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in ambush: monitor

At least nine people, including seven Syrian government soldiers, were killed in an attack on a bus, a Britain-based war monitor said Sunday.

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Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

GCC states are scheduled to meet in Riyadh for the annual summit on Tuesday, where a much-anticipated resolve to the crisis is expected.

Austria calls for European register of Muslim imams

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Austria calls for European register of Muslim imams

Vienna has now called for European states to follow its lead on registering imams, after the measure came into effect in Austria on Friday.

Turkish nationals among 4 dead in Somalia bombing: officials

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Turkish nationals among 4 dead in Somalia bombing: officials

Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 14 others wounded in the blast, including three Turks, were being treated at a Turkish-run hospital ...

British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

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British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

The "world has become a total mess" since the killing of Qasem Soleimani last year, singer Hassan Tavakoli opines in the song.

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