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Comment: In France, lawmakers are dreaming of giving carte blanche to the intelligence police, allowing them to say who is 'too Muslim' to be French, writes Raphaël Kempf.

Israelis fatally shoot alleged Palestinian attacker

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Israelis fatally shoot alleged Palestinian attacker

A driver from Jerusalem was shot after allegedly attempting to run over a border guard.

Grim conditions await Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

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Grim conditions await Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the ...

'Terrorist motive' in Saudi embassy shooting, Dutch prosecutors say

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'Terrorist motive' in Saudi embassy shooting, Dutch prosecutors say

Dutch prosecutors on Monday confirmed a shooting at the Saudi embassy in The Hague last week was carried out with terrorist intent.

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Saudi crown prince vows 'iron fist' against extremists

Wednesday's attack in Jeddah left at least two people wounded, including a Greek policeman and a Saudi official.

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Libyan pleads guilty to murder over UK 'terror' stabbings

A Libyan man pleaded guilty at a pre-trial hearing for stabbing six people, killing three, at a park in Reading, UK.

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France on edge five years after Paris attacks

The attack happened November 13, 2015 saw 130 people killed and 350 wounded when Islamist suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Stade de ...

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US court summoned Lebanon ex-FM over kidnapping, torture case

A Lebanese-American couple is seeking justice through US courts for kidnapping and torture under the alleged direction of Gebran Bassil.

France says 'radical Islamism' the 'enemy' after Nice attack

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France says 'radical Islamism' the 'enemy' after Nice attack

Prime Minister Jean Castex condemned 'radical Islamism' amid a spate in extremist attacks and threats against public figures.

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Twitter flags 'president-elect Biden' posts as premature

Twitter flagged posts calling Democrat Joe Biden the "president-elect" as premature as vote counting continues in the US.

Biden win 'will hasten new Israeli elections': coalition member

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Biden win 'will hasten new Israeli elections': coalition member

A senior member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s parliamentary coalition has said that a win for Joe Biden will hasten new Israeli ...

France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

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France's Macron under fire for claims about Muslim girls

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote that Muslim children were being forced to wear the niqab while being raised 'in hatred'.

Russia says 'obvious shortcomings' in US election system

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Russia says 'obvious shortcomings' in US election system

Russia's foreign ministry said the United States should be able to elect its next president in 'full compliance with the American constitution.'

Israeli minister warns 'Iran war' if Biden wins

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Israeli minister warns 'Iran war' if Biden wins

Israel Settlements Minister Tzachi Hanegbi warned that Biden's stance on the 2015 nuclear deal could reignite tensions between Israel and Iran.

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Presidential spiritual adviser prays for Trump win

Trump's personal pastor and spiritual advisor appears to be pulling out all the stops.

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Polls start to close in tense US presidential election

What was not expected immediately was a definitive verdict on whether Trump gets another four years or Biden pushes him out of the White House.

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UK raises terror threat level to 'severe'

British Home Secretary Priti Patel has urged the British public to be 'alert but not alarmed'.

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Italy FM proposes US-style 'Patriot Act' after Vienna attack

The Italian official said the EU should adopt 'something like' the Patriot Act the US introduced in the wake of 9/11 attacks.

French church attacker tests positive for Covid-19

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French church attacker tests positive for Covid-19

21-year-old Brahim Issaoui, who was shot several times, has not yet been questioned by the police.

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Orthodox priest wounded in shooting in France's Lyon

The shooting comes three days after three people were killed in a knife rampage inside a church in the southern town of Nice.

Macron wavers on cartoon stance amid global backlash

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Macron wavers on cartoon stance amid global backlash

In an apparent bid to reach out to Muslims, Macron gave a long interview setting out his vision to Qatar-based TV channel Al-Jazeera, seeking to ...

France seeks to uncover Nice attacker's links

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France seeks to uncover Nice attacker's links

French authorities are seeking to ascertain whether the young Tunisian man suspected of killing three people inside a Nice church had outside ...

Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

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Instagram suspends Khamenei's account after anti-Macron post

Instagram has suspended Ayotallah Ali Khamenei's French language account days after he posted an anti-Macron comment.

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