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Tunisia attacks were planned in Libya: minister

Tunisia attacks were planned in Libya: minister

A series of attacks in Tunisia claimed by ISIS that killed dozens of people including foreign tourists was planned in neighboring Libya, a top official said Friday. The extremist group has said it was behind a suicide bombing in the center of Tunis on Tuesday in which 12 presidential guards...

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Two Palestinians ram cars into Israeli troops, shot dead

Two Palestinians ram cars into Israeli troops, shot dead

Two Palestinians rammed their cars into Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring seven, before being killed, raising this week's death toll from Palestinian-Israeli violence to 11. Meanwhile, dozens of Palestinians were wounded by Israeli army gunfire, one...

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Russia-Turkey war of words escalates over downed warplane

Russia-Turkey war of words escalates over downed warplane

Moscow slapped sanctions on Ankara on Friday as the war of words over a downed Russian warplane escalated, with Turkish strongman Recep Tayyip Erdogan warning Russia not to "play with fire". Russia announced it was halting a visa-free regime for Turkish visitors, after...

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Sixth person charged in Belgium over Paris attacks: prosecutor

Sixth person charged in Belgium over Paris attacks: prosecutor

A Belgian judge on Friday charged a sixth suspect with terrorism offences in connection with the Paris attacks, prosecutors said, as the country pushes on with its investigation into links to the November 13 atrocities. "Yesterday a person has been arrested in Brussels for...

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Suspects arrested in Berlin had links to Islamic State: paper

Suspects arrested in Berlin had links to Islamic State: paper

Two people arrested in Berlin on Thursday had links to Islamic State, which may have been planning an attack in the western city of Dortmund, a German newspaper said on Friday, citing security sources. German police commando units arrested two men aged 28 and 46 on Thursday...

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Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Bangladesh Shi'ite shrine; one dead

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Bangladesh Shi'ite shrine; one dead

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Bangladesh on Thursday, killing one person and wounding three as they prayed, the second attack on the country's tiny Shia Muslim community in a month. Witnesses said three young men stormed into...

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Kurdish militant killed in clashes with Turkish police: sources

Kurdish militant killed in clashes with Turkish police: sources

A Kurdish militant was killed on Friday in clashes with police in southeastern Turkey's biggest city of Diyarbakir, security sources said. Fighting erupted in the Bagcilar district of Diyarbakir after militants opened fire on a police vehicle, they said. Three police were wounded,...

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Turkey seeks to calm tensions with Russia after jet downed: PM Davutoglu in UK Times

Turkey seeks to calm tensions with Russia after jet downed: PM Davutoglu in UK Times

Turkey will work with Russia and its allies to calm tensions after a Russian jet was downed near the Syrian border, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in an opinion piece published by Britain's Times newspaper. Davutoglu also said that discussions were taking place in...

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Bassem Youssef hosts Emmy Awards ceremony

Bassem Youssef hosts Emmy Awards ceremony

  Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef set the tone on Monday of the 43rd International Emmy Awards as he paused to commemorate the recent victims of Islamic state group [IS] attacks around the world, al-Araby al-Jadeed's Arabic service has reported. Youssef became the first Arab to host the...

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Turkey's Erdogan says Russian response to downed jet 'emotional' and 'unfitting'

Turkey's Erdogan says Russian response to downed jet 'emotional' and 'unfitting'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday dismissed "emotional" and "unfitting" suggestions that projects with Russia could be cancelled following Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border. In an escalating war of words, he responded to Russian accusations that...

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Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey over jet

Russia seeks economic revenge against Turkey over jet

Russia threatened economic retaliation against Turkey on Thursday and said it was still awaiting a reasonable explanation for the shooting down of its warplane, but Turkey dismissed the threats as "emotional" and "unfitting". In an escalating war of words, President Tayyip...

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Russia reinforces control over Turkish food imports: agriculture ministry

Russia reinforces control over Turkish food imports: agriculture ministry

Russia said Thursday that it would reinforce control over Turkish food imports as tensions surged with Ankara over the downing of a Russian warplane in Syria. "Taking into account repeated violations by Turkish producers of Russian norms, the Russian government has tasked (food safety agency)...

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U.S. using sex, money to infiltrate Iran, supreme leader says

U.S. using sex, money to infiltrate Iran, supreme leader says

The United States is using sex, money and Western lifestyles to infiltrate Iran's decision-making elite, the Islamic republic's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday. The remarks by Khamenei, who has the last word on matters of state, followed a wave of...

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ISIS claims attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus: statement

ISIS claims attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus: statement

ISIS claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack on a Tunisian presidential guard bus, an official statement from the group said. Tunisian authorities said that a suicide bomber carried out the attack on Tuesday, which killed at least 12 people and forced the government to impose a...

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French jets destroy an Islamic State command center in Iraq: official

French jets destroy an Islamic State command center in Iraq: official

French warplanes destroyed an Islamic State command center at Tal Afar, some 45 kilometers west of Mosul in Iraq, a French official said on Tuesday. "We hit an Islamic State command center at Tal Afar," the official said during President Francois Hollande's visit to meet his U.S. counterpart...

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Erdogan, Obama discuss downing of Russian jet

Erdogan, Obama discuss downing of Russian jet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a phone conversation with U.S. President Barack Obama late Tuesday after Turkish Air Forces shot down a Russian warplane earlier in the day, Turkish officials said. A Russian fighter-bomber was shot down earlier Tuesday by Turkish F-16s after being...

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Shock, tears and shame for families of Paris attackers

Shock, tears and shame for families of Paris attackers

Bondoufle (France) (AFP) - It was the day after the Paris attacks and the brother of one of the suicide bombers had been glued to his TV for close to 24 hours. He'd sat there, in shock, at his home in the southern Paris suburb of Bondoufle, watching as news outlets played and...

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Blast hits state security bus in Tunis, 12 killed

Blast hits state security bus in Tunis, 12 killed

(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 12 Tunisian presidential guards have been killed and 16 more wounded in an explosion hit their mini-bus in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, state TV reports. The explosion happened at a bus stop where the presidential guard picks up and drops off its staff, near the former...

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