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The court said Wijayanto, 56, who took over JI's top job in 2009, recruited Indonesians to fight and train with groups, including an Al-Qaeda linked organisation.

The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

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The Iraq Report: Iran's economic woes frustrate Shia militias

Iraqi Shia militias are beginning to show signs of discontent as Iran's economy is ravaged by US sanctions and Covid-19.

Freed Taliban prisoners eye return to the battlefield

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Freed Taliban prisoners eye return to the battlefield

Security concerns are mounting as several of the newly liberated fighters say they are ready to resume their holy war.

Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

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Energy politics cripple Iraq's hopes for economic recovery

Iraq is heavily reliant on the goodwill of its neighbours for both energy and investments, meaning Baghdad has very little leverage to stand up ...

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran MPs demand Saudi 'reparations'

Lawmakers close to Iran are trying to pass legislation that would force Riyadh to pay reparations to Iraqi victims of terrorism perpetrated by Saudi nationals.

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Palestinians say Israel targeting prisoners' bank accounts

Israel has reportedly targeted the families of Palestinian prisoners amid severe economic pressure caused by the coronavirus crisis.

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Egyptian policeman, seven militants killed in clashes in Cairo

One policeman and seven militants have been killed in an armed clash in the Cairo suburb of Amiriyah in the lead up to Coptic Holy Week.

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HRW: Afghanistan should prosecute head off ISIS-linked group

Human Rights Watch is calling on the Afghanistan government to prosecute Aslam Farooqi for war crimes.

Scores feared dead as Afghan militants storm Sikh temple

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Scores feared dead as Afghan militants storm Sikh temple

A senior security official who spoke on a condition of anonymity said that at least 11 people had been confirmed dead so far, with the numbers ...

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Policeman killed in attack on US embassy in Tunis

Two militants and one police officer were killed in Tunis after an attempted suicide attack on the US embassy.

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Mobashra Tazamal

9/11 spawned anti-Muslim playbook being weaponised in India, China

Comment: The post-9/11 discourse is a favourite tactic for 'justifying' the Islamophobic policies of governments around the world, writes ...

Saudis call for 'severe punishment' of first coronavirus patient

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Saudis call for 'severe punishment' of first coronavirus patient

Some Saudis have taken to Twitter to call for a maximum punishment for the man who test positive for the coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, following ...

Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

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Copts in Egypt: Trapped between a strongman and saviour

Sisi has long crafted an image as the protector of Coptic Christians, a community trapped between the state and society with protection from ...

Eight IS members killed in clashes with Iraqi forces

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Eight IS members killed in clashes with Iraqi forces

Eight members of IS have been killed in clashes with Iraqi security forces near Samarra in northern Iraq after a double IS suicide ...

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Moscow fears IS returnees could pose 'terror threat'

The head of Russia's FSB security service has expressed concerns that family members of IS fighters returning to Russia could cary out attacks.

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Al-Qaeda linked Syria-based cleric praises Baghdadi’s killing

Abdullah Al-Muhaysini, a Saudi jihadi cleric based in Syria who the US has designated as a terrorist, praised the death of al-Baghdadi as a ...

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US banking sanctions on Hezbollah expose beggar as 'billionaire'

For years this destitute woman roamed the streets of Saida in south Lebanon, eliciting sympathy and begging passersby for money. Until everyone ...

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Defiant Afghans head to polls despite deadly blasts

Afghans are still exercising their right to vote despite risking their lives doing so amid a deteriorating security situation.

US-sanctioned Lebanese bank self-liquidates

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US-sanctioned Lebanese bank self-liquidates

Washington had slapped heavy financial sanctions on Jammal Trust Bank, which was accused of acting as a key financial institution for Hezbollah.

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Oil flow disrupted as drones strike Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia's flow of oil has been disrupted after Aramco was hit with drones in an attack that was claimed by the Houthi rebels.

Drone attack sparks fires at Saudi Aramco oil facilities

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Drone attack sparks fires at Saudi Aramco oil facilities

Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early on Saturday, the interior ministry said.

Yemen's Houthis claim attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities

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Yemen's Houthis claim attack on Saudi Aramco oil facilities

Yemen's Houthi rebel movement claimed a drone attack on two Saudi Aramco oil facilities that sparked huge fires early on Saturday.

Explosion reported at Aramco site in Saudi Arabia

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Explosion reported at Aramco site in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has seen an explosion at a major oil processing plant in the kingdom's east.

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