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Iran detains Islamic State linked group

25 June, 2017

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry is saying that its forces have detained militants linked to the Islamic State it says intended to carry out terrorist acts in holy cities across the country.

French female journalist dies of wounds from Mosul blast

25 June, 2017

Journalist Veronique Robert, wounded in the same landmine blast that killed two colleagues in the Iraqi city of Mosul earlier this week, has died.

Organisers vow to hold Istanbul Pride event despite ban

24 June, 2017

Organisers of the annual Pride march in Istanbul have insisted that it would go ahead in the city's Taksim Square despite a ban by the authorities over "safety concerns".

Egypt police foil church bombing, arrest extremist cell

24 June, 2017

Egyptian police said on Saturday they had foiled a church bombing by detaining a cell of would-be attackers who had planned to target Alexandria.

Qatar voices support for Saudi Arabia after Mecca bombing

24 June, 2017

Qatar has voiced support for Saudi Arabia over a suicide bombing near Islam's holiest site in Mecca despite their severed ties.

Egypt MP: Happy Eid to all Muslims countries…except Qatar

24 June, 2017

An Egyptian member of parliament has extended greetings to Muslims around the world for the Eid al-Fitr feast with the exception of Qatar and Turkey.

Israel strikes Syrian tanks in retaliation over stray mortars

24 June, 2017

Security was amped up in the border region between Syria and Israel on Saturday, after a number of "errant" mortars landed in an open area without causing injury.

Mosul victory 'days away': Iraqi PM

24 June, 2017

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is getting prepared to announce victory over the Islamic State group in their last Iraqi bastion.

Attack on Mecca's grand mosque averted after assailant cornered

24 June, 2017

Saudi interior ministry says it has prevented an attack on Mecca's grand mosque by cornering a would-be attacker at an Islamist militant hideout in the holy city.

Thousands rally for Al-Quds Day in Iran

23 June, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians took to the streets in an annual show of solidarity with Palestinians, marking Al-Quds Day with chants against Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US.

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