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Twenty-one percent of all arrests in China last year were in Xinjiang province, despite the area making up just 1.5 percent of the country's 1.4 billion.

A man who made bombs for the Taliban was sentenced to a minimum of 40 years in prison for plotting to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

Syrian groups uncovering IS mass graves need help: HRW

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Syrian groups uncovering IS mass graves need help: HRW

Syrian groups uncovering Raqqa's mass graves need help to preserve evidence, identify human remains and shed light on the horrors perpetrated by the IS, Human Rights Watch said.

Mediterranean countries launch plan to identify dead migrants

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Mediterranean countries launch plan to identify dead migrants

More than 20,000 migrants have disappeared or died while trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean.

Jordan sentences IS suspects 'planning attacks on churches, tourists'

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Jordan sentences IS suspects 'planning attacks on churches, tourists'

A Jordanian court sentenced two alleged supporters of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, after convicting ...

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Missing Italian man found dead in Istanbul: Turkish media

An Italian man reported missing in Istanbul two weeks ago has been found dead, Turkish media has reported.

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Jordan opens US-funded counter-terrorism training centre

The Jordan Gendarmerie Training Academy is the second such facility in the pro-Western kingdom.

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Two Jordanians convicted for IS embassy attack

Two Jordanians were convicted for having manufactured explosives and plotting attacks on behalf of the Islamic State group

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CSI Amman: US boosts support for Jordan law enforcement

Sniffer dogs and forensics labs are part of the upgraded counter-terrorism initiatives in Jordan being supported by the US State Department.

Kidnapped Indian workers found in Iraq mass grave

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Kidnapped Indian workers found in Iraq mass grave

Thirty-nine Indian workers were abducted in June 2014 when IS militants overran large swathes of territory in Iraq and captured Mosul.

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Court rejects acquittal appeal by Rafiq Hariri assassination suspect

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon says the trial of an alleged Hizballah member suspected of involvement can continue in absentia.

Egyptian Museum displays terrifying 'Screaming Mummy'

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Egyptian Museum displays terrifying 'Screaming Mummy'

Egypt's main museum in Cairo has displayed a horrifying new exhibit, with a terrifying past.

Murderer of six-year-old Pakistani girl given four death sentences Murderer of six-year-old Pakistani girl given four death sentences

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Murderer of six-year-old Pakistani girl given four death sentences

The murder of a six-year-old Zainab Amin shocked Pakistan. Her killer will be put to death for the crime in a strong sentence by the Lahore ...

Italy tries Eritrean refugee as world's most dangerous trafficker

Marta Bellingreri

Italy tries Eritrean refugee as world's most dangerous trafficker

In-depth: A man on trial in Italy as one of the world's most notorious people-smugglers may be a simple Eritrean migrant mis-identified by Sudan ...

Palestine's seed library finds fertile ground for forgotten fruit

Gawan Mac Greigair

Palestine's seed library finds fertile ground for forgotten fruit

In-depth: An assertion of belonging in a context of colonisation, Palestine's seed library is getting to the roots of cultural identity and ...

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Evidence 'definitely proves' Syrian regime behind largest chemical attack

Samples tested found the Syrian regime culpable of chemical attacks in the country, linked to Damascus' chemical stockpile.

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Israel allows graves of 'stolen babies' to be opened

Israel will allow the opening of graves believed to hold remains of children who died in the 1950s, for tests to help determine whether they ...

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Pakistan arrest 'serial killer' following murder of six-year-old girl

A suspected serial killer has been arrested by police in Pakistan following the horrific murder of a small girl that has shocked the nation.

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The Iraq Report: IS blamed for PMF's mass graves

This week in Iraq: The Islamic State group were monstrous, but they were not the only ones.

Saudi police find body of kidnapped pro-government Shia judge

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Saudi police find body of kidnapped pro-government Shia judge

Saudi police have recovered the body of a kidnapped pro-government Shia judge after a shootout in which a policeman and a suspected militant ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

The Rohingya and other outsiders

Comment: This is not the first time the demonisation of 'threatening' communities has prepared the way for slaughter, writes Robin ...

IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers

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IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers

Around 700 bodies have been housed at the improvised morgue ever since IS militants were expelled in December 2016 from the coastal city of ...

Lebanon buries remains of family killed in Grenfell inferno

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Lebanon buries remains of family killed in Grenfell inferno

The remains of a family of six killed by a deadly inferno that tore through London's Grenfell Tower were buried in the family's Bekaa Valley ...

From Balfour to Boris: Britain's broken promises in Palestine

Ben Clarke

From Balfour to Boris: Britain's broken promises in Palestine

The long read: In its centenary year, Professor Avi Shlaim examines the impact of the Balfour Declaration and Britain's 'deviousness, duplicity ...

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