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An FBI affidavit says Al-Azhari was recorded as expressing admiration for Omar Mateen, the deceased shooter at the Orlando Pulse nightclub massacre in 2016.

13-year-old Romina Ashrafi was killed by her father for running away with a 35-year-old man.

Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

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Trump threatens to 'close down' social media

Donald Trump claimed social networks 'totally silence conservative voices' after Twitter tagged two of his posts propounding his unfounded belief that mail-in voting will rig the presidential election in November.

Germany reports spike in far-right crime for 2019

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Germany reports spike in far-right crime for 2019

Crimes committed by members of the far-right scene in Germany have grown 9.4 percent since last year, accounting for more than half of the ...

US troop reduction in Afghanistan ahead of schedule

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US troop reduction in Afghanistan ahead of schedule

The scheduled withdrawal of US military personnel as part of a peace deal with the Taliban is already nearing its mid-July target of 8,600, ...

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No new reports of fighting despite Afghan ceasefire ending

Afghanistan's government has appealed to the Taliban to extend a ceasefire, which has now held for over three days, only the second pause in fighting in 19 years of conflict.

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Yemeni chief of staff survives missile strike, son killed

The chief of staff of the Yemeni internationally-recognised government’s army has survived a missile strike on a military camp near Marib which ...

Majed Abusalama

How Palestine solidarity became a litmus test in Germany

Comment: Germany's attempt to muzzle thinker and philosopher Achille Mbembe on the grounds of anti-semitism amounts to an extension of Israeli ...

Paul McLoughlin

How Iran's Quds Day propaganda pictures backfired

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

American Muslims demand answers over killing of Sudanese-American man

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American Muslims demand answers over killing of Sudanese-American man

A Muslim rights group is demanding answers over the shooting of a Sudanese-American man who displayed signs of mental illness.

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HRW demands Saudi Arabia release family of exiled official

Human Rights Watch has demanded the immediate release of two adult children and the brother of former royal advisor Saad al-Jabri, who fled to ...

Israeli police shoot man after alleged stabbing attempt

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Israeli police shoot man after alleged stabbing attempt

Authorities claimed the unidentified man attempted to stab a police officer in east Jerusalem.

WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

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WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

The offices of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq were set ablaze over the weekend, as Iraq witnesses bubbling tensions between ...

Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital <em>attack</em>

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Joy and sorrow for Afghan parents after hospital attack

New Afghan parents are haunted by the memory of an horrific killing spree at a Kabul maternity ward earlier this month.

Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

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Sudan to establish police force to protect health workers

Sudan has vowed to protect its healthcare workers amid the Covid-19 pandemic through the creation of a police force.

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Israel's Netanyahu is going on trial for corruption

Netanyahu is Israel's longest serving prime minister, and has made history for becoming the country's first sitting leader to go on trial.

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Israeli soldiers attack Palestinians praying near Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque

Muslim worshippers in Jerusalem were attacked by Israeli forces while performing nightly prayers, a report said.

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Turkey jails politician over videos of song from mosques

An opposition politician in Turkey has been detained by authorities for sharing a video that showed the moment mosques blared an Italian ...

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded ...

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Chechen leader Kadyrov hospitalised with suspected coronavirus

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who has overseen a heavy-handed reponse to the Covid-19 outbreak - is the latest Russian official suspected to ...

Turkey makes arrests after mosques play WWII anti-facist song

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Turkey makes arrests after mosques play WWII anti-facist song

Instead of the call to prayer, mosques in Izmir played the anti-fascist anthem 'Bella Ciao', prompting authorities to launch a probe into ...

Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

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Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

Yair Lapid launched as a scathing attack against Benjamin Netanyahu, whose corruption trial is the talk of the country.

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

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