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A soldier and four militants were killed and another two soldiers were injured in a shootout near the Afghanistan border.

Muzghan and her aunt Nasreen walked free from jail in September after confessing to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network.

US allows convicted spy Pollard to move to Israel

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US allows convicted spy Pollard to move to Israel

The United States has allowed Pollard, who has served 30 years in prison for espionage, to go to Israel.

Evidence Australian troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 Afghans

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Evidence Australian troops 'unlawfully killed' 39 Afghans

Australia's top military officer admitted there was credible evidence his special forces unlawfully killed at least 39 Afghan civilians and ...

Turkish prosecutors investigate Egypt's Sisi over 'crimes against humanity'

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Turkish prosecutors investigate Egypt's Sisi over 'crimes against humanity'

Prosecutors in Istanbul are investigating allegations of torture and crimes against humanity committed by Egypt's president and officials.

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Israel planned to kill Arafat with stadium explosion: report

The assassination plot was called off at the last minute by then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

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Clock ticking, Trump looks set to hasten Afghanistan pullout

US President Donald Trump has moved ahead with plans to pull out of Afghanistan as he fills the Pentagon with loyalists.

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Australia appoints Afghanistan war crimes prosecutor

Australia has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate alleged war crimes by Australian servicemen in Afghanistan.

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Austria police raid dozens of 'Islamist-linked' targets

More than 60 addresses allegedly linked to radical Islamists were raided by Austrian police, authorities said.

Four children 'terrorised' by French police during anti-terror <em>raid</em>

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Four children 'terrorised' by French police during anti-terror raid

The parents of four children, three of Turkish and one of Algerian descent, have accused police of terrorising their kids in an anti-terror ...

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Fighting nears key Karabakh town as Azerbaijani forces advance

Azerbaijani forces are nearing on the key hilltop town of Shusha.

Bomb attack kills former Afghan TV presenter: police

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Bomb attack kills former Afghan TV presenter: police

Yama Siawash was killed when a bomb attached to his vehicle exploded near his residence in the Afghan capital, police spokesman Ferdaws Faramarz ...

Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

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Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

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European Islamic institutions send bold 'letter to Macron'

'An Open Letter to President Macron' was put together by 28 Islamic institutions and associations around Europe.

Turkey claims Kurdish militants used paramotor for Hatay attack

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Turkey claims Kurdish militants used paramotor for Hatay attack

Turkey claims to have killed two Kurdish militants in anti-terror raids.

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Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

Air strikes by Damascus regime ally Russia killed 78 Turkey-backed rebels in northwestern Syria, a monitor said, in the bloodiest surge in violence since a truce almost eight months ago.

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Rocket fire from Gaza after Israel says tunnel found

Air raid sirens sounded in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by Islamist group Hamas.

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French police raid Islamist groups after teacher beheading

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

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Algeria sentences activist to 10 years for ‘inciting atheism’

A court in Algeria has sentenced an anti-government activist to 10 years in prison for ‘inciting atheism’ after a Koran with a page ripped out ...

Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

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Amnesty urges Egypt to release detainees after rare protests

"Egyptian security forces have used tear gas, batons, and on at least one occasion live ammunition, and arrested hundreds of protesters and ...

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Iraqi father faces militia as he seeks missing son

Jasb’s father has been searching for justice that has run repeatedly against one major obstacle: the increasing helplessness of Iraq’s ...

Israeli forces detain teenager in overnight West Bank raids

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Israeli forces detain teenager in overnight West Bank raids

A teenager was arrested, among others during overnight Israeli raids in the Palestinian cities of Jerusalem, Ramallah and Hebron.

Saudi Arabia says broke up Iran-trained 'terrorist cell'

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Saudi Arabia says broke up Iran-trained 'terrorist cell'

Saudi Arabia says last week it arrested 10 members of a "terrorist cell", which Riyadh linked to the Revolutionary Guard in Iran.

Lebanon detains man over four slain soldiers

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Lebanon detains man over four slain soldiers

The military said the man arrested is part of a 'militant' cell linked to the deaths of four soldiers, two police officers and the son of a ...

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