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Authorities in France said the country won't give up cartoons, as seven people face terror charges for their involvement in the killing of a teacher.

French police have raided Islamist groups in the aftermath of the beheading of a teacher who showed his school class cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad

The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air assets and drones.

Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

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Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

Afghan president shuns Taliban in meeting with Doha's leaders

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Afghan president shuns Taliban in meeting with Doha's leaders

A unnamed senior western diplomat told Reuters it was 'clear' whether the former World Bank economist would meet officials from the ...

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German widow of IS rapper jailed on terror conviction

Hamburg-born Omaima A. was also found guilty of failing to take care of her children, weapons violations and involvement in the enslavement of a Yazidi girl.

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Egypt returns bodies of Gaza fishermen shot by navy

The shooting occurred Friday as three fishermen were fishing near the Gaza-Egypt maritime frontier.

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Syria Kurds transfer some IS-linked foreign families from camp

Syrian Kurds have transferred the 'least radical' women and children linked to IS to rehabilitation.

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US vetoes UN resolution over repatriation of IS militants

The United States on Monday vetoed a UN resolution on the fate of foreign militants which failed to include a call for their repatriation, ...

'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

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'End of the world': Countdown to Beirut's devastating blast

More than 180 people were killed when an explosion rocked the Lebanese capital earlier this month, devastating much of the city and changing ...

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Pakistan sanctions Taliban to avoid global finance blacklist

The orders to freeze Taliban assets were issued as part of Pakistan's efforts to avoid being blacklisted by the Paris-based Financial Action ...

The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

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The Iraq Report: Diplomatic spat with Turkey intensifies

While Iraqi authorities continue to criticise Turkish military operations, their protestations of sovereignty have fallen on deaf ears.

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Stranded in Syria: The plight of Canada's abandoned citizens

Canadians suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and their families are languishing in displacement camps in northeast Syria.

Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

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Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over the capital Monday, state media reported, during an attack which a war monitor said hit ...

Israel list shows 300 officials facing ICC trial: report

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Israel list shows 300 officials facing ICC trial: report

It is believed the ICC will regard the list of names as state admission of the officials' complicity in the alleged crimes.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Iran mulls restrictions while the West Bank extends lockdown, US releases Kassim Tajideen, Yemen again faces famine, and a deep dive into Egypt's persecution of doctors

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Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli snipers

Dozens of Palestinians have lost an eye after being shot by the Israeli forces, in Gaza, Jerusalem or the West Bank.

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Libya FM urges international UN probe into Tarhuna graves

Eleven mass graves have been discovered near Tarhuna, where some women and children were buried alive, Libya's foreign minister said, ...

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New polio cases in Afghanistan as coronavirus halts immunisation

The polio virus has spread to three provinces that had not reported cases for up to five years, said Jan Rasekh, a spokesman for Afghanistan's ...

Attack on Kabul maternity ward a 'war crime': HRW

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Attack on Kabul maternity ward a 'war crime': HRW

Human Rights Watch has called for an end to violence in Afghanistan's capital following an attack on a maternity ward which killed at least 14 ...

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Death toll in Afghan hospital attack rises to 24

The number of victims of a horrific attack on a Kabul maternity hospital has risen to 24, with 16 injured.

Swiss and German officials mediating Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange

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Swiss and German officials mediating Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange

A Swiss diplomat and two German intelligence officials have reportedly joined forces with an Egyptian general to broker a prisoner swap between ...

Widow of German jihadist rapper goes on trial

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Widow of German jihadist rapper goes on trial

The woman, named as 35-year-old Omaima M., faces a slew of charges including membership of a foreign terror group, human trafficking and crimes ...

Parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl appeal acquittals

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Parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl appeal acquittals

The parents of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl filed an appeal with Pakistan's Supreme Court to reverse a decision acquitting four men in ...

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