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Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony: Human Rights Watch

Egypt Brotherhood trial relied on single testimony: Human Rights Watch

The prosecution's evidence in a trial this month of 51 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters in  Egypt  relied on the testimony of one police officer, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. HRW said the prosecution had presented little evidence to show the defendants did anything...

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Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead

Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead

An Iraqi Shi'ite militia group said on Sunday it had conducted DNA tests to prove the death of Ezzat al-Douri, former right-hand man to the late president Saddam Hussein, who after the 2003 U.S. invasion was ranked by Washington as the sixth most-wanted Iraqi. The Kataib Hizbollah group...

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Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya: video

Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya: video

A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in  Libya . Reuters was not able to verify the authenticity of the video but the killings resemble past violence...

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Yemen's Houthi leader accuses Saudi Arabia of seeking to invade

Yemen's Houthi leader accuses Saudi Arabia of seeking to invade

(Reuters) - The leader of Yemen's Iranian-allied Houthi militia accused  Saudi Arabia  on Sunday of plotting to seize the country, in a fiery speech suggesting he was in no mood to compromise despite more than three weeks of Saudi-led bombing. Saudi Arabia's goal is "the...

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Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a U.S. 'myth'

Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are a U.S. 'myth'

Iran 's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week. Khamenei, the highest authority...

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Iraq: Blasts kill 13, injure 38

Iraq: Blasts kill 13, injure 38

Thirteen people, including five Iraqi police officers, were killed and 38 others injured in separate violent incidents in Iraq, security officials said Saturday. Blasts occurred in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad and in the province of Diyala on Saturday. According to Baghdad...

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Egypt destroys 69 entry points to Sinai tunnels

Egypt destroys 69 entry points to Sinai tunnels

The Egyptian army said Saturday that it had destroyed 69 entry points to underground tunnels in the Sinai Peninsula on the border with the Gaza Strip. Army spokesman Mohamed Samir said on Facebook that border patrol troops in Sinai had destroyed 69 entry points to underground tunnels on...

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Turkey to provide $200 million to Gaza

Turkey to provide $200 million to Gaza

Turkey will grant $200 million for reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and Palestine’s sustainable development in the span of two years, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Friday. According to the Foreign Ministry statement, Turkey will donate $200 million as part of its pledge made at...

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Sister says imprisoned U.S-Egyptian just an 'idealistic guy'

Sister says imprisoned U.S-Egyptian just an 'idealistic guy'

 From her home in Washington DC, Hanaa Soltan said she felt an overwhelming sense of grief when an Egyptian court condemned her father to death and her U.S-Egyptian brother to life in jail for involvement in the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. Salah and Mohamed Soltan, sentenced on...

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U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible

U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible

(Reuters) - A compromise allowing the U.S. Congress to vote on a nuclear deal with Tehran may prompt Iranian negotiators to drive a harder bargain, but does not drastically weaken President Barack Obama's ability to deliver on a final agreement. For months Obama resisted attempts led by...

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Iraq says Islamic State still fierce; eyes Baiji, Anbar fights

Iraq says Islamic State still fierce; eyes Baiji, Anbar fights

(Reuters) - Iraq's prime minister said on Wednesday that the Islamic State remains a fierce adversary as he outlined plans during a trip to Washington to prioritize battles in the refinery city of Baiji and Anbar province, where the militants are striking back. Haidar al-Abadi, speaking...

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Islamic State gains ground near capital of Iraq's Anbar province

Islamic State gains ground near capital of Iraq's Anbar province

(Reuters) - Islamic State militants gained ground in western  Iraq  on Wednesday, overrunning several villages on the edge of the capital of Anbar province, police sources and local officials said. Iraqi police came under attack from the insurgents at dawn in Albu Ghanim and...

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Iraq: Hundreds of families under siege by Daesh in Ramadi

Iraq: Hundreds of families under siege by Daesh in Ramadi

(Anadolu Agency)- Hundreds of families are under siege in the Iraqi city of Ramadi after Daesh seized control of the Albu Ghanim area on Wednesday, a security source said. Iraqi forces and tribal fighters withdrew from Albu Ghanim area after fierce clashes with Daesh, Brigader Khalaf...

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Yazidi militia commander dissociates his group from fighting with Peshmerga, Shiites

Yazidi militia commander dissociates his group from fighting with Peshmerga, Shiites

    (Reporting by Mohamed al-Hussein; Translation by Yusra Ahmed) Top commander of an Iraqi Yazidi militia said Monday he dissociated his militia from fighting alongside with Iraqi Kurdish and Shiite militias, a statement comes hours after his release from detention by...

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Obama, Iraq's Abadi to discuss Islamic State fight in White House meeting

Obama, Iraq's Abadi to discuss Islamic State fight in White House meeting

(Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi and President Barack Obama will discuss the fight against Islamic State on Tuesday at a White House meeting likely to be dominated by Iraqi requests for U.S. arms and tension over Iran's role on the battlefield. In his first U.S....

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Lavrov: S-300 missile systems no threat to region, Israel

Lavrov: S-300 missile systems no threat to region, Israel

The delivery of Russian-made S-300 defense missile systems to Iran will not be a threat to Israel or any other country in the region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said. Lavrov's statement came on Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to lift the ban...

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Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap

Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap

Russia  paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signaling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran. The moves come after world powers,...

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Daesh affects youth 'like Beatles': ex-UK prosecutor

Daesh affects youth 'like Beatles': ex-UK prosecutor

Daesh is affecting people almost the same way that the music industry and pop stars do, a former U.K. chief crown prosecutor claims. In an exclusive interview with The Anadolu Agency on Friday, Nazir Afzal, Britain’s first Muslim to serve as the chief crown prosecutor for North West...

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