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A hidden camera show that fools celebrities into thinking they are being attacked by jihadists has been condemned by viewers as tasteless.

A Syrian court started receiving applications from presidential hopefuls, the state news agency said, for polls next month expected to keep Bashar al-Assad in power in the war-torn country.

Macron urges law change, Jewish woman's killer avoids trial

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Macron urges law change, Jewish woman's killer avoids trial

President Emmanuel Macron urged a change in French law after a man who murdered a Jewish woman in 2017 avoided a trial.

Russia repatriates 34 orphans of IS families from Syria

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Russia repatriates 34 orphans of IS families from Syria

Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria handed over 34 orphaned children, whose parents were suspected of belonging to the Islamic State group, ...

Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

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Pro-Iran factions up the ante in Iraq

The drone strike marks "an escalation and a sign that Iran-backed militias will use various weapons to attack their targets."

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SADC vows 'proportionate' response to 'heinous' Mozambique terror

SADC leaders met in Mozambique's capital on Thursday to discuss their response to rising terror in the country.

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Mozambique IS-linked terror insurgency threatens regional stability

Mozambique's recent of spate of IS-linked terror threatens not just that country but also its neighbours, prompting them to raise serious ...

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Islamic State group abducts 19 in Syria: monitor

IS on Tuesday abducted 19 people, mostly civilians, in the centre of war-torn Syria.

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Turkey jails four over bombing that killed German tourists

A Turkish court sentenced four men to life in jail over a 2016 suicide bombing in the heart of Istanbul that killed 12 German tourists.

Mozambique army says 'significant' number of IS-linked militants killed

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Mozambique army says 'significant' number of IS-linked militants killed

Mozambique's army is on the verge of regaining control of the gas hub of Palma from IS-linked militants.

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Key dates in Jordan's history

Since its independence in 1946, Jordan has been through major events that defined its History.

Al-Shabaab attacks two key Somali bases: army

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Al-Shabaab attacks two key Somali bases: army

Somalia's army chief said the army is in control of both sites in the country's south after troops engaged the militants in an intense gun ...

Syria Kurds say IS <em>jihadists</em> captured in displacement camp

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Syria Kurds say IS jihadists captured in displacement camp

SDF forces were searching for IS sleeper cell suspects amid a series of assassinations at the camp.

AU calls for urgent action after Mozambique jihadist attack

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AU calls for urgent action after Mozambique jihadist attack

The African Union called for urgent international action after a jihadist attack that killed dozens and uprooted thousands on the northern ...

Somalia <em>jihadists</em> ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

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Somalia jihadists ban AstraZeneca 'deadly and unsafe' AstraZeneca vaccine

The Al-Qaeda affiliated group has called on the government to 'repent to Allah' for administering the vaccine.

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Denmark mulls repatriation of jihadists' children

Denmark is considering repatriating the children of Danish jihadists in Syria.

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Kurds say 53 IS members arrested in Syria's Al-Hol

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the launch on Sunday of the sweep in Al-Hol camp, which has been rocked by assassinations ...

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European jihadists' children 'at risk of radicalisation'

Belgian director of the association Child Focus Heidi De Pauw said that it was needed to bring back the children of foreign jihadists ...

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Suspects arrested over killing of Libya militia leader

Two suspects were arrested in an investigation over the killing of a militia leader wanted by the International Criminal Court.

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

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Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

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137 killed in Niger's deadliest suspected jihadist massacre

More than 200 people have been killed in the Mali-Niger border region in just over a week.

Kurdish fighters, pro-Turkey rebels clash in north Syria

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Kurdish fighters, pro-Turkey rebels clash in north Syria

Violent clashes have erupted near the Kurdish-held town of Ain Issa in northern Syria between Kurdish-led and pro-Ankara fighters.

11 bullet-ridden bodies found 'executed' in eastern Libya

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11 bullet-ridden bodies found 'executed' in eastern Libya

Security sources in Libya said 11 bodies were found with bullet holes in Benghazi.

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen kill 12 in Yemen attack: official

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Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen kill 12 in Yemen attack: official

Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen have killed four civilians and eight fighters from a separatist militia in an attack in the southern Yemeni province ...

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