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A deadly bomb exploded near the entrance of the city of Ras al-Ayn in northeastern Syria.

The man said during questioning he places his actions "in the context of the republication of cartoons" of the Prophet Mohammed in Charlie Hebdo, according to one source.

Iraq's foreign minister makes first visit to Iran

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Iraq's foreign minister makes first visit to Iran

Iranian media have not elaborated on the reasons behind the top Iraqi diplomat's two-day trip to Tehran.

UN condemns clashes in Libya capital, urges security reforms

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UN condemns clashes in Libya capital, urges security reforms

The clashes broke out late Thursday between two militias loyal to the Tripoli-based and UN-recognised Government of National Accord, with the ...

Libyans caught between fear of pandemic and scepticism

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Libyans caught between fear of pandemic and scepticism

Without running water or electricity, instructions for Libyans to self-isolate bring their own set of problems.

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UAE to promote Dubai as 'hub for Israeli businesses'

A Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] was signed between the state-owned Dubai Free Zone Authority [DAFZA] and the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce.

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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.

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Ethiopia PM says 'no harm' intended toward Egypt, Sudan

Ethiopia's prime minister has defended his country's controversial Grand Renaissance Dam project, days after Egyptian criticism at the UN.

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Egyptian police arrest 10 in small, rare protests

Demonstration have occurred across Egypt this week, which marks one year since corruption allegations sparked a renewed protest movement.

Paris attack 'clearly act of terrorism': French interior minister

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Paris attack 'clearly act of terrorism': French interior minister

Seven people are being held in connection with the attack outside Charlie Hebdo's former office.

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Anti-Qatar lobby erodes US press freedom with AJ+ ruling

Comment: Forcing AJ+ to register as a foreign agent raises serious questions about foreign influence on US politics, and is a worrying attack on ...

Lebanon detains man over four slain soldiers

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Lebanon detains man over four slain soldiers

The military said the man arrested is part of a 'militant' cell linked to the deaths of four soldiers, two police officers and the son of a ...

Sudan court jails 6 more artists for 'public nuisance'

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Sudan court jails 6 more artists for 'public nuisance'

Nearly a dozen artists have been arrested in a case that has drawn international condemnation and raised concerns over Sudan's fledgling ...

Explosions and gunfire over Tripoli

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Explosions and gunfire over Tripoli

Conflict in western Libya continues as factions grapple for power.

Bahrain claims Israel normalisation will stop West Bank annexation

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Bahrain claims Israel normalisation will stop West Bank annexation

Bahrain's king said the normalisation deal with Israel was done in exchange for a halt to annexation, despite the Jewish state's claim to the ...

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16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

Nearly two dozen migrants who had been fleeing the war-torn country died after the boat carrying them capsized.

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Egypt navy shoot at three Gazan fisherman

Three Gazan fishermen from the same family were reportedly taken into custody by Egyptian authorities.

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Sudan, Oman 'to normalise ties with Israel next week'

Oman and Sudan could announce normalisation deals with Israel as soon as next week, according to reports.

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Syria releases employees of under-fire tycoon Makhlouf

Dozens of current and former employees of President Bashar al-Assad's embattled billionaire cousin Rami Makhlouf have been released.

Four injured in knife attack by former Hebdo offices

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Four injured in knife attack by former Hebdo offices

The attack came as the trial was underway for the alleged accomplices of the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack.

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Qatar refuses to assume Arab League presidency

The position of Arab League president became vacant after Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki resigned from the role.

US to provide $720 million in aid to Syria

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US to provide $720 million in aid to Syria

With the latest injection, total US support since the start of the crisis will reach more than $12 billion.

Last stand in Yemen over oil-rich province

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Last stand in Yemen over oil-rich province

Iran-backed fighters have long held the capital Sanaa.

Yemen's terrifying road to Taez on brink of collapse

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Yemen's terrifying road to Taez on brink of collapse

The road of Hayjat al-Abed has not fallen into the hands of Houthi rebels.

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