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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged for a ceasefire during a visit in Doha, where peace talks between government and Taliban representatives stalled.

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

Eight killed in <em>attack</em> targeting Afghan governor

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Eight killed in attack targeting Afghan governor

At least 8 people were killed and dozens more wounded when an attacker rammed his explosives-filled vehicle into a governor's convoy in Afghanistan.

IS <em>suicide</em> <em>attack</em> in Syria kills 17 regime troops

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IS suicide attack in Syria kills 17 regime troops

IS targeted the regime-controlled Taim oil field in Deir az-Zour with suicide bombings, shelling and machine gun fire, killing at least ...

Surge in mental health issues among Afghanistan civilians

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Surge in mental health issues among Afghanistan civilians

Children and women particularly are suffering from mental health issues due to the ongoing violence in the country.

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Jordan deports husband of US-wanted Palestinian Ahlam al-Tamimi

The husband of Ahlam al-Tamimi was expelled from Jordan after authorities refused to renew his residency permit.

Maher al-Charif

Palestine: A history punctuated by the intifadas

Comment: To mark 20 years since the Second Intifada, Maher al-Charif takes a look back at the 1940 general strike and armed rebellion, and the ...

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Palestinians losing hope two decades on from second intifada

Two decades after the second Palestinian intifada began, a new generation has grown up while hopes for a Palestinian state and freedom from ...

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Syria's HTS 'renounces' use of suicide car bombings

HTS have used bomb-laden vehicles to target regime positions.

Three killed in restaurant <em>suicide</em> bomb <em>attack</em> in Somalia

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Three killed in restaurant suicide bomb attack in Somalia

Three people were killed and seven injured in a suicide bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday.

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Afghanistan VP lightly wounded in deadly Kabul blast

The attack in the capital Kabul was quickly condemned as an attempt to frustrate the country's ongoing peace process.

Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

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Stop using Islam as the yardstick for white terrorism

Comment: On her show, TV host Joy Reid cast Islam and Muslims as the standard for radicalisation in the US, ignoring the country's own violent ...

Tunisian officer stabbed to death, authorities kill 3 'terrorists'

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Tunisian officer stabbed to death, authorities kill 3 'terrorists'

The attack took place in the tourist district of the city of Sousse, where 38 people, most of them Britons, were killed in a 2015 ...

Family of convicted Hezbollah operative denounces 'injustice'

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Family of convicted Hezbollah operative denounces 'injustice'

The family of a Hezbollah member convicted in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri described his guilty verdict ...

Bomber's brother gets 55 years for Manchester concert <em>attack</em>

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Bomber's brother gets 55 years for Manchester concert attack

The judge said that had the younger brother been over age 21 at the time of the explosion, he would have been given a "whole-life term."

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Hariri murder verdict disappoints ex-PM supporters in Lebanon

Supporters of the late Rafic Hariri said they were disappointed over the verdict of his assassination.

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Saudi calls for Hezbollah's 'punishment' after Hariri verdict

Saudi Arabia has called for Hezbollah to be punished after Hezbollah-linked Salim Ayyash over Rafic Hariri's murder.

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Saad Hariri accepts UN tribunal's verdict on father's killing

Saad Hariri said the verdict demonstrated the court's objectivity and 'high credibility'.

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Hezbollah-linked Salim Ayyash guilty of Rafik Hariri assassination: STL

Three other Hezbollah members were acquitted of all charges that they also were involved in the killing of Hariri.

Tribunal starts verdict in Rafik Hariri's 2005 murder

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Tribunal starts verdict in Rafik Hariri's 2005 murder

Judges said there was no evidence to directly link Syria -- the former military overlord in Lebanon -- or Hezbollah's leadership to the ...

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Five killed after al-Shabaab attack on Somali hotel

At least five people were killed in a gun and bomb attack by Al-Shabaab fighters on an upscale beachfront hotel in Somalia's capital, ...

Lebanon: from Hariri assassination to verdict

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Lebanon: from Hariri assassination to verdict

A recap of key developments in the case of the 2005 assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister Rafic Hariri.

Three killed as armed men storm Afghan prison

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Three killed as armed men storm Afghan prison

Armed men stormed a prison in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least three people and shattering the relative calm of a ceasefire across the ...

<em>Suicide</em> car bomb, gunmen <em>attack</em> prison in east Afghanistan

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Suicide car bomb, gunmen attack prison in east Afghanistan

Sunday's attack comes a day after the Afghan intelligence agency said a senior IS commander was killed by Afghan special forces near ...

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