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An Islamic State-affiliated group claimed the execution of a Coptic Christian and two tribesmen in Egypt's restive Sinai, in a video posted on its Telegram channel.

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

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Libya's neglected Old City of Tripoli having 'soul revived'

Traders in the Libyan capital's Old City began to leave when Muammar Gaddafi banned private sector-led development in the 1970s.

Pope celebrates mass of 'mercy' with prisoners, refugees

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Pope celebrates mass of 'mercy' with prisoners, refugees

Pope Francis celebrated a mass with prisoners, refugees from Syria, Nigeria and Egypt, and nursing staff from a nearby hospital.

Christians mark Good Friday as some holy sites reopen

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Christians mark Good Friday as some holy sites reopen

Limited numbers of worshippers are able to celebrate Good Friday this year.

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IS sympathiser behind Indonesia police headquarters attack: official

Authorities said an armed woman shot dead at Indonesia's national police headquarters was an Islamic State sympathiser.

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Shootout at Indonesia's national police headquarters: media

Police in Jakarta have shot dead a person who entered the police station, in what was described as a terror attack.

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Newlywed suicide bombers identified in Indonesia church attack

The two suicide bombers who attacked an Indonesian cathedral on Palm Sunday had been married for six months, according to the authorities.

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Indonesia church suicide bomber member of pro-IS network: police

Indonesian police said that one of the two suicide bombers who carried an attack on a cathedral was part of JAD, a pro-Islamic State extremist ...

Expelled from US at night, migrant families in expectation

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Expelled from US at night, migrant families in expectation

Migrants who were not expected in the United States find themselves having to make choices as they were sent back to small, dangerous Mexican ...

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Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing

A suicide bombing did a lot of damage at the Indonesian cathedral in Makassar city as Christians celebrated the beginning of the Holy Week.

Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

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Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

Syrian musicians held a concert to keep hope alive amid worrying reports about the UK government's plans for handling asylum cases.

AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK

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AstraZeneca hails US trials as EU rows with UK

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said that trials showed its Covid-19 vaccine was 100 percent effective in preventing severe disease, as a row ...

Egypt Senate approves tougher sentences for FGM practitioners

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Egypt Senate approves tougher sentences for FGM practitioners

Egypt has approved amendments to the law that prohibits female genital mutilation, increasing prison times for those found guilty.

Solidarity among marginalised groups following Atlanta area shootings

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Solidarity among marginalised groups following Atlanta area shootings

In the aftermath of the Atlanta shootings, advocacy groups immediately spoke out against the killing of eight people, six of whom were Asian ...

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Ancient Christian ruins discovered in Egypt

The complex is comprised of six sectors containing the ruins of three churches and monks' cells.

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Despite pope euphoria, Iraq Christians left without illusions

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in the 2003 US-led invasion, the Christian community has shrunk from six to just one percent of the ...

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Malaysian court rules non-Muslims can use 'Allah'

Malaysian court ruled Wednesday that non-Muslims can use the Arabic word 'Allah' in reference to God.

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Despite the Pope's visit, uncertainty reigns over Mosul's fate

In-depth: Amid an outpouring of hope over Pope Francis' visit, much work is still needed to rebuild Mosul from the ruins of war and protect ...

The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

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The KRG's mixed record with Iraq's Christian minorities

In-depth: Beyond the image of tolerance and coexistence promoted by Kurdish authorities, Christian communities in Iraqi Kurdistan have long ...

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Iraq pegs hopes on Pope's visit, but experts sceptical

Despite the apparent success of the papal visit, experts doubt that Iraq will regain popularity in the world anytime soon

Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

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Pope celebrates largest mass of historic Iraq trip

To end his four-day Iraqi visit, Pope Francis chose to hold the largest mass of his trip in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan

Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Mosul

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Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Mosul

On the last day of his Iraq visit, Pope Francis prayed for "victims of war" in Iraq's Mosul, where the Islamic State group ravaged local ...

Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

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Pope Francis visits Iraqi Christians who suffered under IS

The heaviest deployment of security forces yet has been mobilised to protect the 84-year-old on what is perhaps his riskiest day in Iraq.

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