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Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek will travel to Sudan on Sunday to try to free a Czech Christian aid worker convicted of spying and inciting hatred.

Jordanians took to the streets to demand the government resign after the cabinet imposed a new sales tax on telecoms use, bread, fuel, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.

Yemen fighting and suicide bomb kill 48

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Yemen fighting and suicide bomb kill 48

A suicide bomber killed eight people at a Yemeni army base Friday as clashes between pro-government forces and Houthi rebels left 35 dead, while another five civilians died in shelling.

Iraqi warplanes strike Syria IS targets for first time

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Iraqi warplanes strike Syria IS targets for first time

The Iraqi air force struck IS inside neighbouring Syria on Friday, officials said, adding that the targeted militants were responsible for ...

UAE to start exporting its own armoured vehicles

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UAE to start exporting its own armoured vehicles

NIMR Automotive is to build a whole fleet of armoured vehicles for the UAE ...

Egypt Christians flee Sinai following spate of IS attacks

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Egypt Christians flee Sinai following spate of IS attacks

Dozens of Coptic Christians have left Egypt's Sinai Peninsula after a string of extremist attacks killed three Christians in the restive province.

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Syria peace talks struggle as dozens killed in bombings

The UN sought on Friday to get a new round of Syrian peace talks off the ground, but there were few signs of progress amid dozens more civilian deaths.

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White House blocks several news outlets from press briefing

The White House on Friday blocked several news organisations from joining an informal, on the record press briefing, in the administration's latest antagonistic move against the press.

Detained by Egypt without charge, Irish youth develops heart-condition

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Detained by Egypt without charge, Irish youth develops heart-condition

Ireland's ambassador set to visit hunger-striking 21-year-old who has been in detention in Egypt for almost four years without trial.

Syria peace talks: No 'miracles' in sight Syria peace talks: No 'miracles' in sight

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Syria peace talks: No 'miracles' in sight

Second day of UN-backed Syria mediation talks begins on Friday as envoy Staffan de Mistura urged an end to the conflict which has killed ...

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Knesset moves to expel Palestinian-Israeli MK 'without legal basis'

The Knesset's legal advisor, Eyal Yanoun, said that the submission by 71 Knesset members should not be applied, as Ghattas' case 'lacks sufficient evidence'.

Syria a 'testing ground' for deadly new Russian weapons

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Syria a 'testing ground' for deadly new Russian weapons

Russia tested 162 new types of weapons in the Syrian conflict, according to the defence minister who said that they proved their 'worth' and hailed Russian military's performance in Syria.

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Israel denies visas to Human Right Watch over 'bias'

Israel refuses to issue visas to Human Rights Watch workers, accusing the NGO of holding an "extreme, hostile and anti-Israel agenda".

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Iraqi forces secure most of Mosul airport, advance west

Iraqi forces on Friday gained control of most of Mosul’s airport on the city’s southwestern edge

Iraqi government forces enter west Mosul for first time
Iraqi government forces enter west Mosul for first time

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Iraqi government forces enter west Mosul for first time

Elite Iraqi forces on Friday entered a west Mosul neighbourhood for the first ...

IS 'chaining children, disabled' into car bombs in Mosul

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IS 'chaining children, disabled' into car bombs in Mosul

A US general said that he has seen evidence that Islamic State is forcing children and the disabled to carry out suicide attacks in Mosul.

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IS attack kills 15 Iraq border guards near Jordan

IS carried out an attack on an Iraqi border guard position near Jordan Friday, killing at least 15 guards, officials said.

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Saudi minister in talks with Iran team over hajj

A Saudi minister held talks with an Iranian delegation about the possibility of Iranian pilgrims rejoining the annual hajj despite ruptured ties between the two countries

Syria bombings kill dozens near town liberated from IS Syria bombings kill dozens near town liberated from IS

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Syria bombings kill dozens near town liberated from IS

Turkey’s state news agency Andadolu says death toll from a car bomb near the town of al-Bab, just captured from Islamic State militants in ...

Australian government latest Western power to 'endorse' Assad survival

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Australian government latest Western power to 'endorse' Assad survival

London and Canberra openly split over whether Syria's Bashar al-Assad should remain in power in a post-conflict Syria.

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Chinese withdraw from Egypt's project to build new capital

The Chinese construction company apparently withdrew from the agreement, after the Egyptian government complained over pricing for works quoted by local Egyptian subcontractors.

Syria mass graves reveal dozens of executed rebel fighters

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Syria mass graves reveal dozens of executed rebel fighters

Protesters denounce the Islamic State group as "allies of Assad" following the discovery of mass graves of executed rebel fighters in northern Syria.

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British Islamic State bomber was former Guantanamo Bay detainee

The family of a British Islamic State bomber who targeted Iraqi forces near Mosul said the militant had been previously held in Guantanamo, according to British media.

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Bodies of 74 refugees wash ashore in western Libya

At least 74 bodies washed ashore in western Libya in the latest tragedy at sea along a perilous but increasingly popular trafficking route to Europe.