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Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of the national territory to claw his way back into relevance.

Authorities accuse the Democratic Society Congress of links to the PKK militant group.

France is no champion of free speech, Amnesty says

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France is no champion of free speech, Amnesty says

Muslims' freedoms of speech and religion are not defended in France, Amnesty International said this week.

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

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When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Comment: The abject failure of European counter-terror policies is clear for all to see. Doubling down on them will only worsen the problem, ...

Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

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Israeli settlers, soldiers attack schools and nurseries: report

There have been at least a dozen attacks per month over the past year-and-a-half in the West Bank, with settlers targeting school children.

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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.

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Baghdad protesters demand ouster of US troops from Iraq

Iraq's parliament voted to oust foreign forces earlier this year.

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Vienna gunman: IS supporter who 'fooled' the system

The 20-year-old attacker who was shot dead by police in Vienna following the deadly assault, was a convicted supporter of the Islamic State (IS) ...

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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.

Russia strikes kill 78 rebels in Syria

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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 ...

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Turkey's Erdogan calls for boycott of French goods

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called to boycott French-labelled goods after supermarket shelves in Qatar and Kuwait pulled French ...

Turkey says cartoons of prophet seek to intimidate Muslims

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Turkey says cartoons of prophet seek to intimidate Muslims

Turkey and France have continued to trade barbs over Paris' approach towards Muslims and Islam.

France to crack down on online posts after murder

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France to crack down on online posts after murder

France will crack down on social media posts that put people in danger by divulging their personal details following the murder of a teacher ...

Palestine's fatwa council deplores UAE normalisation visit to Al-Aqsa

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Palestine's fatwa council deplores UAE normalisation visit to Al-Aqsa

Palestine's fatwa council head Mufti Muhammed Hussain deplored an Israeli-funded UAE delegation to Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Turkish police seize smuggled fossils from creationist cult leader

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Turkish police seize smuggled fossils from creationist cult leader

Authorities seized $10 million worth of fossils from homes belonging to Adnan Oktar, an infamous Islamic creationist cult leader.

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France 'won't give up cartoons' following terror attack

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.

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Hamas denies any link to French teacher’s beheading

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has denied any role in last week’s beheading of a French teacher, after Macron accused the pro-Palestinian ...

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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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Aussie cops drop probe into Afghan 'war crimes' reporting

Australian police dropped an investigation into journalist Daniel Oakes and his producer Sam Clark who exposed war crimes in Afghanistan.

Israel claims rocket fired from Gaza

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Israel claims rocket fired from Gaza

Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at Israel late Monday, the army said, without reporting any casualties.

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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.

Lebanese security forces kill nine suspected IS members

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Lebanese security forces kill nine suspected IS members

Lebanese security forces have killed nine presumed members of IS following a hunt for suspects in the August 21 killing of two policemen and the ...

Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

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Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force said that Tehran was 'ready' to export arms as soon as a conventional arms embargo was lifted.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of Raqqa.

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