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Former minister Ali Insanov was among 431 people pardoned or allotted reduced sentences Saturday by President Ilham Aliev.

Turks have called for the Hagia Sophia to be re-converted into a mosque after it was revealed that the New Zealand mosque attacker wanted it to be a church.

Syrians welcome Rep. Ilhan Omar's support for their struggle

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Syrians welcome Rep. Ilhan Omar's support for their struggle

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted support for Syrians in their struggle against Bashar al-Assad's regime.

American sentenced in Iran to 10 years in prison

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American sentenced in Iran to 10 years in prison

US Navy veteran, Michael White, who travelled to Iran to visit a girlfriend, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for insulting the ...

France repatriates five orphan children from Syria camp

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France repatriates five orphan children from Syria camp

France has repatriated five young children of Islamic State group fighters, a ...

New Zealand mosque attacks: who were the victims?

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New Zealand mosque attacks: who were the victims?

Fifty people were killed in an extremist attack on two New Zealand mosques. These are the names and stories of those killed and injured in the unprecedented act of violence.

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Egypt police checking for rainbow flags at pyramids concert

The raising of a LGBT flag at a 2017 Mashrou' Leila concert in Egypt led to dozens of arrests.

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Death toll from New Zealand massacres rises to 50

The death toll from a massacre in two New Zealand mosques has risen to 50.

Russian airstrikes pound Syria's Idlib, despite ceasefire agreement

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Russian airstrikes pound Syria's Idlib, despite ceasefire agreement

A hospital in Idlib has reportedly been hit by Russian airstrikes on Saturday.

Erdogan says S-400 deal 'nothing to do with US'

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Erdogan says S-400 deal 'nothing to do with US'

Turkey's relationship with the US is increasingly strained over its decision to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defence system. Erdogan ...

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Istanbul to New York flight turbulence injures 30

Severe turbulence on a flight between Istanbul and New York has injured 30 passengers.

Tunisian health minister resigns following multiple newborn deaths

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Tunisian health minister resigns following multiple newborn deaths

Tunisia's health minister resigned on Saturday following the deaths of 11 newborn babies over the course of 24 hours at a state hospital in Tunis.

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Turkey navy to boost security off Sudan coast

A Turkish naval ship has made a three-day visit to a Sudanese port to 'boost security' in the Red Sea.

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UN calls for full access to Syrian returnees

The chief of the UNHCR on Saturday urged the Assad regime to allow it full access to all areas of Syria to which refugees are returning.

Saudi Arabia approves detained former billionaire's bankruptcy plea

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Saudi Arabia approves detained former billionaire's bankruptcy plea

A Saudi court has approved a bankruptcy plea from a billionaire and his ...

Iran urges Pakistan to take 'decisive action' against militants

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Iran urges Pakistan to take 'decisive action' against militants

Iran has urged Islamabad to take action against militant groups based in Pakistan.

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Erdogan threatens Turkish opposition leader with arrest for insults

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday filed a legal complaint against IYI Party leader Meral Aksener for calling him 'spoiled' and 'arrogant'.

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SDF to resume offensive against IS' last Syria enclave

The battle to rid Syria of its last Islamic State group enclave will soon resume, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) official said on Saturday.

Pro-Palestine activists blockade JCB site in UK

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Pro-Palestine activists blockade JCB site in UK

Pro-Palestine activists on Thursday blockaded a JCB site in the UK to protest the Israeli military's use of the firm's bulldozers to demolish ...

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