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

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

Missing Italian man found dead in Istanbul: Turkish media

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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.

Jordan opens US-funded counter-terrorism training centre

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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.

Two Jordanians convicted for IS embassy attack

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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

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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 ...

Evidence 'definitely proves' Syrian regime behind largest chemical attack

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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.

Israel allows graves of 'stolen babies' to be opened Israel allows graves of 'stolen babies' to be opened

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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 ...

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

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Islamic State 'Southeast Asia chief' killed in Philippines: govt

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Islamic State 'Southeast Asia chief' killed in Philippines: govt

Philippines' defence minister confirmed the killing of the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, during a battle to reclaim the ...

Lebanese soldiers killed by IS to receive state funeral

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Lebanese soldiers killed by IS to receive state funeral

Lebanon will hold a state funeral on Friday for the nine soldiers killed by IS militants after they were kidnapped three years ago, Lebanese ...

IS fighters begin evacuation of Lebanon for eastern Syria

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IS fighters begin evacuation of Lebanon for eastern Syria

Islamic State group fighters began evacuating a Syrian-Lebanese border region under an unprecedented deal to end three years of jihadist ...

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