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Chinese authorities have cracked down on Hui Muslims in the western region of Linxia, with locals fearing that the government is deliberately trying to eradicate Islam from the area.

Airlines in the Middle East and elsewhere have limited flights to cities such as Najaf following protests and unrest in Iraq.

Mossad had 'hours to break into Iranian nuclear facility'

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Mossad had 'hours to break into Iranian nuclear facility'

Details have emerged of how Mossad agents managed to break into Iran's nuclear facilities and gather key intelligence information for Israel.

Trump declares NATO stronger with allies 'agreeing to pay'

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Trump declares NATO stronger with allies 'agreeing to pay'

Ahead of a tense summit with Russia's Putin, Trump has declared that NATO has never been strong after a week of slamming US allies.

Last Kurdish YPG fighters leave Syria's Manbij

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Last Kurdish YPG fighters leave Syria's Manbij

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) led the 2016 offensive to rid ...

Pakistan authorities target Nawaz Sharif's party days before election

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Pakistan authorities target Nawaz Sharif's party days before election

Authorities are clamping down on the part of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, days before elections are due to take place in Pakistan.

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Iran school official jailed over sexual abuse of boys

Reports of assaults against several dozen pupils at a private school in the west of the capital sparked outrage in the Iranian press when they emerged in late May.

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Pressure piles on Tunisian prime minister amid economic crisis

Tunisia's president has called on hiws premier to resign,following months of clashes over reforms and economic policy.

Iranian man flogged for drinking alcohol as a child

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Iranian man flogged for drinking alcohol as a child

Amnesty International says Iran's use of corporal punishment shows "a shocking disregard for basic humanity".

Saudi authorities arrest top cleric in crackdown on dissent

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Saudi authorities arrest top cleric in crackdown on dissent

Safar al-Hawali and his three sons were detained days after his book 'Muslims and Western Civilisation' was released, prompting fears of a fresh ...

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Boris Johnson's resignation 'delays' decision on jailed British-Iranian

The final decision to grant diplomatic protection to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe faces new delays after the surprise resignation of UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Monday.

Pompeo urges European powers to get tough on Iran

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Pompeo urges European powers to get tough on Iran

The US top diplomat urged European countries to join America's economic pressure campaign against Iran.

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Israel strikes Syrian posts after drone incursion

The airstrikes hit the southwestern Quneitra province that borders on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

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Protests gear up to greet Trump on UK visit

The US President lands in Britain on Thursday as part of a four-day state visit, widely opposed by campaigners against his hardline policies.

Turkey sentences dozens to life over coup deaths

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Turkey sentences dozens to life over coup deaths

A Turkish court handed the suspects life prison terms over the deaths of 41 ...

IS-linked group seizes village in south Syria

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IS-linked group seizes village in south Syria

An Islamic State group affiliate took control of Heet, near the Jordanian border, despite Russian and regime air strikes against them.

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US official applauds Iran sanctions, says linked to unrest

A Treasury official said Washington's use of sanctions are tied to protests that have rocked Iran, but stopped short of saying regime change is a US goal.

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Syrian rebels quit Daraa, cradle of 2011 uprising

The announcement marks a major military and symbolic victory since the Syrian regime responded violently to largely peaceful protesters in 2011.

Ireland parliament advances ban on Israeli illegal settlement goods

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Ireland parliament advances ban on Israeli illegal settlement goods

Irish lawmakers have passed the first reading of a bill banning the import and sale of products made in illegal Israeli settlements.

Germany charges Iranian diplomat over opposition rally bomb plot

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Germany charges Iranian diplomat over opposition rally bomb plot

Assadollah Assadi is suspected of supplying a Belgian couple with TATP explosive to attack an Iranian opposition group rally.

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Qatar to raise billions for European Typhoon jets purchase

The island-nation agreed to purchase 24 Typhoon combat jets from British defence group BAE systems in December.

Israel forces surround Bedouin village ahead of demolition

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Israel forces surround Bedouin village ahead of demolition

Israeli forces have surrounded a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank in preparation to raze the hamlet and evict its residents, despite growing international concern over the move.

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Police arrest Saudi defence official over $260,000 bribe: Riyadh

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has assertively tackled corruption since launching a purported anti-corruption probe in November 2017.

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Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

Adnan Oktar is known for his talk shows that blend theological discussion and dancing.