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A 29-year-old Canadian was found guilty of attempting to join the Islamic State group in Syria, reports said on Tuesday, in the first case of its kind in Canada.

A Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on Sunday targeted police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan killing at least five officers and wounding 18 other people.

Activists want India's 'hate-preacher' Zakir Naik banned from Lebanon

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Activists want India's 'hate-preacher' Zakir Naik banned from Lebanon

Activists in Lebanon are launching a campaign to ban controversial Indian preacher Zakir Naik from entering the country, after a local cleric invited him for a speaking event.

The forgotten state violence victims in Eiffel Tower solidarity

Diana Alghoul

The forgotten state violence victims in Eiffel Tower solidarity

As long as we are less likely to show solidarity with victims of state violence, governments would feel as though they are able to instil ...

Five-year-old refugee killed by <em>Afghan</em> national in German camp

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Five-year-old refugee killed by Afghan national in German camp

A 41-year-old Afghan national stabbed a five-year-old child refugee at a shelter in southeastern Germany, authorities said on Sunday.

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Three explosions hit funeral of Kabul protester, killing dozens

Three blasts hit mourners at a cemetery in the Khair Khana district.

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Carnage in Kabul as scores killed in truck bomb

At least 80 people have been killed and 320 wounded, but authorities warn the toll could yet rise.

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In Sweden, unaccompanied Afghan teenage refugees turn to heroin

Around 100 unaccompanied asylum seekers under the age of 18 have been caught using heroin as they wait for their applications to be processed.

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Bomb blast kills Afghanis on first day of Ramadan

A huge car bomb has killed at least 18 people in eastern Afghanistan, mostly civilians marking the first day of Ramadan where Muslims fast from ...

Zarif is wrong: Iran has no interest in peace

Malak Chabkoun

Zarif is wrong: Iran has no interest in peace

Comment: In his recent article, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif claims he will gift peace to the region; an assertion to be treated with ...

Mona Alami

Assad turns to Iran to help 'stabilise' battered economy

Comment: Syria's economic situation remains in dire straits, but relative 'stability' in regime-held areas has seen Assad turn to Iran for new ...

Qatar says it's the victim of 'terror smear campaign'

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Qatar says it's the victim of 'terror smear campaign'

Qatar says it's the subject of an 'orchestrated campaign' to tarnish the image of the emirate, following a series of negative articles in the ...

Roadside bomb kills 11 members of <em>Afghan</em> family

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Roadside bomb kills 11 members of Afghan family

A roadside bomb killed eleven members of an Afghan family, including five women and five children, reports confirmed on Wednesday.

Suicide bombers storm state broadcaster in Afghanistan

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Suicide bombers storm state broadcaster in Afghanistan

Unidentified militants stormed Afghanistan's national television and radio station in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, officials and ...

Malalai Joya: One woman standing against warlords

Laura Cesaretti

Malalai Joya: One woman standing against warlords

Exclusive interview: Malalai Joya, the former Afghan parliamentarian, tells The New Arab that education is key to empowering the people ...

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Afghanistan security to 'deteriorate' in 2018, warns US intelligence

The Afghan military will continue to struggle with an emboldened Taliban insurgency, paving the way for more US troops into the country.

Stasa Salacanin

Qatar and the US set for warmer relations

Mutual investment and cooperation are likely to improve, with the US-Qatari relationship set to blossom under Trump, writes Stasa Salacanin.

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Islamic State's Afghanistan 'mastermind leader' killed in targeted raid

Abdul Hasib, whose group is affiliated with IS in Iraq and Syria, was reportedly killed last month in a targeted raid by special forces in the ...

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Chomsky and the Syria revisionists: The Left's moral cul-de-sac

Comment: In Chomsky's hierarchy of concerns, it seems a westerner's right to deny genocide is more sacrosanct than a Syrian's right to life and ...

How an aspiring stylist became an IS widow

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How an aspiring stylist became an IS widow

Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became ...

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US defence chief in Afghanistan following Taliban army massacre

Afghanistan witnessed another massacre of security forces this week, which saw US defence minister Jim Mattis make a surprise visit to the ...

Taliban attack kills over 100 on <em>Afghan</em> military base Taliban attack kills over 100 on Afghan military base

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Taliban attack kills over 100 on Afghan military base

Over 100 military personnel, mainly young recruits, were killed in the deadly Taliban assault on an army base in northern Afghanistan.

Trump says Paris attack will influence France's election

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Trump says Paris attack will influence France's election

Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in publicly ahead of a foreign presidential election, predicting the latest attack in Paris will ...

Trudeau's deadly Trumpist dance

Hadani Ditmars

Trudeau's deadly Trumpist dance

Blog: National mythologies are under threat as Canada's heartthrob prime minister celebrates bombing for peace, writes Hadani Ditmars.

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