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The UN children's agency called Sunday for all minors held in displacement camps or jails in northeast Syria to be allowed home.

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said he believes Iran is behind an explosion earlier this week on an Israeli-owned vessel in the Gulf of Oman

For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

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For Egyptian activists abroad, a growing fear

Family members of Egyptian activists now living abroad are being targeted by security forces and arrested on vague charges, as an effort by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to muzzle critics

Children among dead in blaze at Syria's Al-Hol camp

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Children among dead in blaze at Syria's Al-Hol camp

A blaze at Syria's Al-Hol refugee camp left at least three people dead, including two children.

Iraq's Mosul museum undergoes rehabilitation following IS destruction

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Iraq's Mosul museum undergoes rehabilitation following IS destruction

Mosul's museum is being prepared to reopen to the public within a few years' time.

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Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

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Al Qaeda appoints new leader dubbed 'Sword of Revenge'

He reportedly took over from al Zawahiri, after rumours that the leader since 2011 died last November.

UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

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UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

Judges unanimously ruled that Begum's right to a fair hearing did not override considerations such as public safety.

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US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

The US military launched an airstrike on facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Pentagon said.

Pandemic inequalities favour 'terrorism': King of Jordan

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Pandemic inequalities favour 'terrorism': King of Jordan

Jordan's king said inequalities stemming from the coronavirus pandemic can breed terrorism.

US-led coalition to expand IS prison in Syria

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US-led coalition to expand IS prison in Syria

The International Coalition is to double the size of a prison in Syria which holds thousands of Islamic ...

Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

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Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year ...

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.

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Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

The reshuffle is seen as another sign the Biden government is refocusing on other areas of the world.

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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 ...

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Belgium to try 14 over 2015 Paris attacks

Suspected terrorists are to face trial in Belgium for the 2015 Paris attacks, which killed 130 people.

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Ex-Saudi oil minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani dies at 90

Known for his Western-style business suits and soft-spoken, measured tones, Ahmed Zaki Yamani helped Saudi Arabia command a dominating presence ...

French women in Syria camps 'launch hunger strike': report

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French women in Syria camps 'launch hunger strike': report

Around a dozen French women who joined IS in Syria began a hunger strike on Saturday in efforts to pressure France to repatriate them.

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Rival Palestinian factions 'pen joint letter to Biden administration'

The reported letter comes following recent talks between Fatah and Hamas officials, ahead of national elections in the West ...

Officials: Roadside bombs in Afghanistan kill 3, wound 20

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Officials: Roadside bombs in Afghanistan kill 3, wound 20

Afghanistan has seen a spike in violence as peace negotiations in Qatar between the Taliban and the Afghan government have ...

Clashes between Iraqi forces and IS leave 7 dead

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Clashes between Iraqi forces and IS leave 7 dead

At least five jihadists and two security personnel were shot dead in the skirmishes.

Russian strikes kill 21 IS fighters in Syria: monitor

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Russian strikes kill 21 IS fighters in Syria: monitor

Regime-ally Russia killed at least 21 Islamic State group jihadists in the Syrian desert in one day.

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