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Hamas amended-charter 'drops anti-Semitic language and accepts 1967 borders'

29 April, 2017

Hamas is to unveil a new version of its controversial founding charter which called for the destruction of Israel in a bid to ease its international isolation, party officials said.

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bomb that killed 4

29 April, 2017

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing that targeted police station in Baghdad’s center Friday night, and Iraqi officials said the blast killed four people and wounded eight.

Iran candidates square off in first TV debate

29 April, 2017

The six candidates standing in Iran's presidential election squared off in their first ever live television debate on Friday.

40 dead in 'rebel-jihadist clashes' near Damascus

28 April, 2017

Fierce clashes between jihadists and rebels near Damascus left at least 40 dead and 70 wounded on Friday, a monitoring group said.

Iran protests to Pakistan over deadly rebel raid

28 April, 2017

Iran called on Pakistan to arrest 'terrorists' involved in a deadly rebel raid that killed 10 Iranian guards in the restive southeast on Friday.

First Erdogan-Trump meeting 'a chance to mend ties'

28 April, 2017

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced confidence that he and Donald Trump can open a "new page" in troubled Turkey-US ties when they meet next month, after tense relations under Obama.

Turkish army, Syrian Kurdish militia in new clashes: army

28 April, 2017

New clashes erupted between the Turkish army and a Syrian Kurdish militia on Friday, after Ankara struck YPG positions earlier this week, the Turkish army said.

German soldier poses as Syrian refugee to plot attack

28 April, 2017

A German soldier who registered as a Syrian refugee has been arrested by police for planning a gun attack which he intended to blame on foreigners.

Police arrest 'terror' knifeman outside British parliament

27 April, 2017

British police subdue a man armed with knives outside the Houses of Parliament in London, arresting him on suspicion of preparing to carry out "acts of terrorism."

Britain to accept 130 more child refugees after 'error'

27 April, 2017

Britain announced plans to accept 130 more child refugees following an administrative error, but campaigners believe the country still needs to do more.

Trump walks back on NAFTA campaign promise

27 April, 2017

Trump had promised to put American workers first by ending trade agreements but a phone call with the leaders of Mexico and Canada changed his mind.

Israeli tank shells Hamas post in Gaza

27 April, 2017

An Israeli tank opened fire on a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, reportedly in response to shots fired at Israeli soldiers along the border.

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