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Presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq is on lock down in a luxury hotel and under pressure to retract his bid for the Egyptian presidency, according to sources.

Thousands of Rohingya were shot, burned alive or beaten to death in the first month of a Myanmar military crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state, Doctors Without Borders said.

Suicide bomber attacks Mogadishu <em>police</em> academy

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Suicide bomber attacks Mogadishu police academy

At least 15 police officers were killed and 17 injured on Thursday in the latest attack to rock the Somali capital, claimed by al-Shabaab militants.

Paris attacks suspect's lawyer asks to postpone Belgian trial

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Paris attacks suspect's lawyer asks to postpone Belgian trial

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam's lawyer asked for his client's trial in Belgium to be postponed.

US-coalition forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

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US-coalition forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

The US State Department said its coalition forces will remain in Syria to continue fighting pockets of Islamic State militants, despite the ...

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The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

This week in Iraq: Was Abadi's declaration of victory just a political stunt?

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Dubai man, 62, accused of raping domestic worker

A domestic worker of Filipino origin was allegedly raped by her 62-year-old employer in Dubai, according to a police report, raising ...

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Undercover Israelis infiltrate Palestinian demo, open fire

Israeli police officers wearing keffiyehs and Palestinian flags infiltrated a demonstration near Ramallah before shooting their pistols ...

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Turkey, Egypt world's worst for jailing journalists: watchdog

Turkey and Egypt are among the world's worst countries for jailing reporters, says the Committee to Protect Journalists, which criticised ...

United in prayer: Christians and Muslims stand against Trump

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United in prayer: Christians and Muslims stand against Trump

US President Donald Trump controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital did little to divide the city's Christian and Muslim ...

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Sisi's prisons 'breeding ground' for radicalisation: former prisoner

Rights groups estimate political prisoners in Egypt to be around a staggering 60,000. The injustice in Egypt's prisons has left many seeking ...

Turkey demands life for journalists accused of plotting coup

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Turkey demands life for journalists accused of plotting coup

Three prominent Turkish journalists have been charged with having foreknowledge of the coup to oust President Erdogan and being involved in the ...

Russia 'begins to withdraw' military from war-torn Syria

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Russia 'begins to withdraw' military from war-torn Syria

Russia said elements of Moscow’s military contingent to Syria had begun returning home on Monday, after Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Lieberman: Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers 'war criminals' because they criticise occupation

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Lieberman: Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers 'war criminals' because they criticise occupation

Israel's defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman slammed Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers as "war criminals" on Monday, for daring to suggest illegal ...

Iraq's former oil hub deserted years after IS defeat

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Iraq's former oil hub deserted years after IS defeat

Two years after IS were forced from the industrial hub of Baiji the city remains a devastated ghost town as funds to help rebuild life have ...

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New York explosion was ‘attempted terrorist attack’

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off a crude explosive device at a subway close to Times Square on Monday, injuring himself and three others.

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Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

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Sudanese women arrested 'for wearing trousers' released

Sudanese morality police raided a gathering in the capital Khartoum last week and arrested 24 women for wearing trousers.

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Thousands march in Tel Aviv against corruption in Israel

Thousands of Israelis marched through the country's capital on Saturday night in what organisers called a 'March of Shame' in protest against ...

Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

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Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of ...

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Clashes near US embassy in Lebanon over Jerusalem move

Protests denouncing Trump's Jerusalem announcement near the US embassy complex in Lebanon turned violent on Sunday as police fired tear ...

PA's Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move

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PA's Abbas to shun Pence over Jerusalem recognition move

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has vowed not to meet with US vice-President Mike Pence later this month following Washington's ...

Abadi declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq Abadi declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

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Abadi declares 'end of war against IS' in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Saturday declared victory over IS following a bloody three-year campaign, a group which at its height ...

Trump's Jerusalem announcement will only fuel repression of Palestinians

Thayer Hastings

Trump's Jerusalem announcement will only fuel repression of Palestinians

Comment: Israel's brutal practices targeting Palestinian residents of Jerusalem make life unlivable for many, writes Thayer Hastings.

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