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US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons across the border into Iraq.

In a practice dubbed by the country's legal and activist community as "recycling" or "rotation", inmates can end up in detention indefinitely - even after a court has ordered release.

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Sam Hamad

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more than just that, writes Sam Hamad.

Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

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Turkey rescues 7-year-old Yazidi girl in IS raid

A young Yazidi girl has been rescued by Turkish police in Ankara and two Islamic State members have been arrested.

Florida man accused of trying to join <em>terror</em> group

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Florida man accused of trying to join terror group

Mohamed Fathy Suliman allegedly travelled to Turkey in 2014 with the intention of joining the Islamic State in Syria.

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Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

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Saudi travel bans stir unease as detainees released

Despite being freed from prison, former detainees like Loujain Al-Hathloul, still have strict travel bans imposed on them, restricting her ...

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UN experts urge Guantanamo closure, remedies for 'torture'

A group of United Nations rights experts welcomed US President Joe Biden's stated goal to close Guantanamo Bay prison.

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Palestinian Raed Salah held in solitary confinement by Israel

Sheikh Raed Salah is being held in solitary confinement by Israel and denied family visits.

US Capitol attack leaders 'linked to YPG', says Erdogan

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US Capitol attack leaders 'linked to YPG', says Erdogan

The Turkish president claimed that the leaders of the US Capitol attack had YPG links.

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Sudan floats currency, part of measures to overhaul economy

The move was a key demand by the International Monetary Fund.

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Malia Bouattia

Williamson's 'free speech champion' is a contradiction in terms

Comment: The education secretary has done more than enough to harm UK academia, the last thing we need is a Tory envoy policing free speech, ...

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

Ariane Lavrilleux

In Sisi's Egypt, even children are political prisoners

In-depth: Ten years after the Arab Spring, Sisi rules Egypt with an iron fist. Under the guise of fighting terrorism, civil society has faced an ...

French minister warns of 'Islamo-leftism' in universities

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French minister warns of 'Islamo-leftism' in universities

Frederique Vidal has caused controversy by saying that “Islamo-leftism" is present in French universities.

Western allies condemn Iraq rocket attack

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Western allies condemn Iraq rocket attack

A recent rocket attack in Kurdish Iraq has been condemned by numerous countries in a joint statement.

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US seeks to defuse row with Turkey over ‘terrorists'

The US is attempting to ease tensions with Turkey, following their hesitancy to blame the PKK for the killing of 13 Turks.

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France maintains Sahel force to 'decapitate' Al-Qaeda groups

Macron pledged to keep French troops in the Sahel region of western Africa, to help to "decapitate" Al-Qaeda-linked insurgent groups.

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French lawmakers approve controversial anti-extremism bill

France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a law to battle 'Islamist separatism', but critics call an attack on religious ...

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UN warns battle for Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, said an assault on the government's last northern stronghold would have ...

Can Biden fulfil Obama's promise of closing Guantanamo Bay?

Brooke Anderson

Can Biden fulfil Obama's promise of closing Guantanamo Bay?

In-depth: The Biden administration has launched a formal review of the military prison camp, a controversial symbol of the excesses of America's ...

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Turkish hackers target Dutch MEP 'over support for democrats'

Kati Piri routinely angered Ankara with her criticism of alleged Turkish rights violations.

Five Tajiks condemned in Germany for IS activity

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Five Tajiks condemned in Germany for IS activity

The men are accused of having various roles in a German IS cell founded in January 2019.

Yemeni government forces repel rebel attacks on key town

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Yemeni government forces repel rebel attacks on key town

Houthi rebels reportedly attacked Marib to the north, south and west of the city before being repelled by government forces, aided by air ...

Erdogan accuses US of backing 'terrorists' in Iraq

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Erdogan accuses US of backing 'terrorists' in Iraq

The Turkish leader said it was a "farce" that the US was waiting for confirmation on whether Ankara's account of the execution of 13 of its ...

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