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The death toll from Friday's attack on a rally in Pakistan increased to 130, reports confirmed.

A Saudi immigration worker opened fire at the only open border crossing between the kingdom and Yemen on Sunday, killing his colleague and a police officer but shooting himself.

Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

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Thousands rally in Morocco for jailed Rif opponents

Under the watchful eyes of the police, protesters in Morocco's Rabat marched towards parliament on Sunday, brandishing pictures of jailed Rif opponents.

Multiple casualties in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: <em>police</em>

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Multiple casualties in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: police

A suicide attacker blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 7 people, police said.

Saudi woman may face sex charge for hugging singer

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Saudi woman may face sex charge for hugging singer

The woman could be charged under a new harassment law in Saudi Arabia which could see her locked up for two years in prison.

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Palestinians finally buried after Israel held corpses for months

The corpses of three Palestinian men were returned to their families and put to rest in their hometowns after Israeli authorities confiscated them for months.

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Anger after Israel shuts down Palestinian universities in Jerusalem

Two Palestinian educational facilities were shut down by Israeli forces 'until further notice'.

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Malta and France 'agree to take 100 migrants': Italy

Malta and France agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the ...

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Saudi woman 'arrested for hugging' singer at concert

Videos show the woman running onto the stage and embracing the singer before being wrestled off by a security guard.

Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

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Italy and Malta in quarrel over rescuing stranded refugees

Italy and Malta argued over who was responsible for rescuing around 450 migrants cramped onto a fishing boat on Friday.

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Germany deports 'Osama bin Laden's bodyguard' to Tunisia

The Tunisian man was deported on Friday, more than a decade after his asylum bid was first rejected.

Iranian <em>police</em> kill man during protests over water shortages

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Iranian police kill man during protests over water shortages

Iran's state-run news agency says police killed a man while trying to disperse a protest over water scarcity.

The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

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The Iraq Report: Mosul a dystopian wasteland after IS

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq covers the anniversary of the defeat of the Islamic State group, and protests in Basra.

Syrian rebels quit Daraa, cradle of 2011 uprising

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Syrian rebels quit Daraa, cradle of 2011 uprising

The announcement marks a major military and symbolic victory since the Syrian regime responded violently to largely peaceful protesters in 2011.

IS-linked group seizes village in south Syria

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IS-linked group seizes village in south Syria

An Islamic State group affiliate took control of Heet, near the Jordanian border, despite Russian and regime air strikes against them.

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Suspect in Iran opposition bomb plot handed to Belgium

A French court has given the green light for a suspect in an alleged bomb plot against an Iranian opposition rally to be handed over to Belgium.

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Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes ...

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UK 'to double' Afghanistan troops after Trump NATO criticism

The commitment comes after Trump complained the US gives more money to NATO than any other country.

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Anti-Trump NBA star visits Israel on 'propaganda tour'

High-profile, all-expenses-paid visits by sporting celebrities have long been used by Israel as part of a strategy to whitewash the occupation ...

<em>Police</em> arrest Saudi defence official over $260,000 bribe: Riyadh

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Police arrest Saudi defence official over $260,000 bribe: Riyadh

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has assertively tackled corruption since launching a purported anti-corruption probe in November 2017.

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Turkey arrests Muslim televangelist fond of 'dancing girls'

Adnan Oktar is known for his talk shows that blend theological discussion and dancing.

Tension grips Iraq's Basra after protester killed

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Tension grips Iraq's Basra after protester killed

Basra's residents continued to take to the streets after a protester was shot dead by police on Sunday, demanding the killer faces ...

Iran film on 'evils of dancing online' sparks controversy

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Iran film on 'evils of dancing online' sparks controversy

Social media users slammed Iranian state television for airing a film showing social media users being upbraided for allegedly promoting dance ...

Pakistani politician among victims killed in suicide bombing

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Pakistani politician among victims killed in suicide bombing

A prominent local politician was among the victims in an attack that targeted a campaign event organised in the city of Peshawar by the Awami ...

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