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The threats were made in a 23-minute video posted late on Sunday on websites known to be sympathetic to the group.

A Lebanese judge has been hailed for handing down an ingenuitive punishment to three young Muslim men who were on trial for contempt for religion.

Egyptian army 'kills 16 militants' in Sinai operation

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Egyptian army 'kills 16 militants' in Sinai operation

Egypt's army has pursued Islamic State group militants in the northern Sinai region for years, after numerous bomb and gun attacks on troops in the region.

Leading far-right Austrian politician set to meet Israeli MP

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Leading far-right Austrian politician set to meet Israeli MP

An Israeli parliamentarian will meet a far-right Austrian politician next week, from a party with a Nazi past.

Egypt launches major military assault on militant areas Egypt launches major military assault on militant areas

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Egypt launches major military assault on militant areas

Egyptian troops are massing in the troubled Sinai region, as the army announced the start of a major offensive against militants across the ...

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Church holds prayers in former IS Syria stronghold

Christian worshipers held prayers in a church in eastern Syria's Deir az-Zour city, which was retaken by the Syrian regime late last year from IS militants.

Daoud Kuttab

President Trump is right about one thing

Comment: Freedom for Palestinians is in the long-term interest of the United States. And even Israel agrees, writes Daoud Kuttab.

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Lebanon leaders call for unity following political, sectarian tensions

Officials from Lebanon's two main Shia parties visited a Christian village Friday, in a bid to end political tensions many feared could ...

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Trial underway for man accused of killing Lebanese neighbour

Jurors are preparing to hear opening statements in a trial for an Oklahoma man accused of first-degree murder and a hate crime in the slaying of ...

Palm Springs cultivates taste for Middle East cinema

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Palm Springs cultivates taste for Middle East cinema

The international film festival featured dozens of films from the Middle East and North Africa, as the appetite grows for cinema from the ...

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German arms exports to Arab countries surge amid conflict

Pictures of German Leopard tanks deployed during Turkey's Afrin offensive sparked controversy back home.

Lebanese film The Insult scores historic Oscar nomination

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Lebanese film The Insult scores historic Oscar nomination

The winner of The Best Foreign Language Film will be announced during the 90th Academy Awards on 4 March.

Pence tells Israel 'Jerusalem embassy will open next year'

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Pence tells Israel 'Jerusalem embassy will open next year'

Knesset members listened to US Vice-President Mike Pence deliver a strongly pro-Israel speech to parliament on Monday, angering Palestinian MPs.

Palestinian Knesset members to boycott speech by 'messianic' Pence

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Palestinian Knesset members to boycott speech by 'messianic' Pence

Vice-President Mike Pence arrived in Cairo on Saturday to start his first Middle East tour, travelling to Jordan and Israel today.

Germany stops weapons sales to countries fighting in Yemen

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Germany stops weapons sales to countries fighting in Yemen

Germany's government said on Friday it would "immediately" stop weapons sales to countries involved in the Yemen conflict, including major ...

Quentin Müller

'Frankenstein in Baghdad' sparks Hollywood elite into life

Ahmed Saadawi's dark-themed novel has drawn the attention of big names in the film industry, reports Quentin Muller.

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'Attempted car-ramming' in West Bank injures Israeli soldier

One solider has sustained minor injuries after a Palestinian car drove into a group of Israeli soldiers at the Qasr al-Yahud pilgrimage site in ...

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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Pence's Middle East visit will take place amid sky-high tensions and anti-US sentiment in the region, meaning Sisi and Abdullah must tread ...

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British man missing in Israel 'may have Jerusalem syndrome'

Israeli police say they have discovered religious paraphernalia thought to belong to a missing British tourist in the Negev desert.

Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

David Sheen

Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

Comment: Netanyahu's racist, anti-African immigration policies are bringing cheer to white supremacists on both sides of the Atlantic, writes ...

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Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three ...

Gunmen kill Coptic <em>Christian</em> in Egypt's northern Sinai

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Gunmen kill Coptic Christian in Egypt's northern Sinai

IS militants have killed more than 100 Coptic Christians in a series of deadly bombings and shootings since December 2016.

Germany 'to cap' yearly refugee arrivals to about 200,000

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Germany 'to cap' yearly refugee arrivals to about 200,000

The agreement calls for parliament to pass a law by the end of July allowing 1,000 family members per month to come to Germany.

Syrian refugee becomes church tourist guide

Laura Cappon

Syrian refugee becomes church tourist guide

Mohammad Hamadi, an opponent of Assad's father, now spends his days explaining the connections between Catholicism and Islam, reports Laura ...

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