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Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing of tensions over Iran speech

The United States and  Israel  showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Policy differences over the negotiations...

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 Drone attack in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda militants: sources

Drone attack in Yemen kills suspected al Qaeda militants: sources

(Reuters) - A drone attack killed two suspected al Qaeda militants in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa on Monday, local residents told Reuters, the latest in a series of strikes in the country gripped by political turmoil. The attack targeted militants traveling in a vehicle in...

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'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers: court papers

'Jihadi John' part of network linked to failed London bombers: court papers

(Reuters) - Islamist militant Mohammed Emwazi, identified as 'Jihadi John,' was a member of a network in contact with one of the men convicted of trying to bomb the British capital's underground railway in 2005, according to the government. The man dubbed by British media "Jihadi John"...

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Iraq says launches offensive on Islamic State north of Baghdad

Iraq says launches offensive on Islamic State north of Baghdad

  Iraq's army and Shi'ite militia have launched a long-awaited offensive against Islamic State in Salahuddin province, a stronghold of the radical Islamist fighters north of Baghdad, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday. The ultra-radical fighters control several...

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Israeli military holds surprise West Bank drill

Israeli military holds surprise West Bank drill

 The Israeli military said it had mobilized some 13,000 soldiers for an unannounced drill on Sunday in the occupied West Bank, in the first such exercise in three years. A terse statement said army chief Gadi Eisenkot had called a "surprise exercise in Central Command" -- the...

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Hamas urges Saudi mediation with Egypt president

Hamas urges Saudi mediation with Egypt president

Palestinian movement  Hamas  on Sunday called on King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia to urge Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al  -Sisi  to halt what it described as "Egypt's hostile stances towards Hamas  and the Gaza Strip." "We urge King Salman of Saudi...

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Israel to remain the Arabs' 'real enemy': Hamas

Israel to remain the Arabs' 'real enemy': Hamas

Hamas  on Sunday said that  Israel  will continue to be the "real enemy of the people in the region," in light of an Egyptian court labeling  Hamas  a "terrorist organization" a day earlier. "No matter how strong the alliance between  Israel  and the...

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Egypt election committee working on new poll timetable

Egypt election committee working on new poll timetable

(Reuters) - Egypt's main election committee said on Sunday it was working on a new timetable for a long-awaited parliamentary poll after a court ruled that an article in a law defining voting districts was unconstitutional. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi directed his government to amend...

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Erdogan arrives in Saudi Arabia to boost bilateral ties

Erdogan arrives in Saudi Arabia to boost bilateral ties

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived Saturday night in Saudi Arabia, where he will visit holy Muslim cities and meet with Saudi King. Erdogan was welcomed in King Abdulaziz International airport in Jeddah city in the west by Governor Bin Macit and Turkish...

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Netanyahu to begin controversial visit to US

Netanyahu to begin controversial visit to US

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to begin a controversial visit to the U.S. on Sunday to express his rejection of a potential deal between world powers and Iran on the latter's nuclear program. Leaders of the centrist Zionist Union – a coalition of...

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Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive

Islamic State fighters attack Samarra ahead of army offensive

(Reuters) - Islamic State suicide bombers and fighters struck targets on Saturday in the northern Iraqi city of Samarra, where security forces and their Shi'ite militia allies have been gathering for an offensive against the radical Sunni militants. Security sources and residents said...

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Kurdish rebel leader in Turkey calls for disarmament congress

Kurdish rebel leader in Turkey calls for disarmament congress

(Reuters) - Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called on his followers to take a "historic" decision to lay down their arms, according to a statement on Saturday, a crucial step in Turkey's drive to end a 30-year insurgency by Kurdish rebels. Turkey's president, Tayyip...

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Egypt sends 4 Brotherhood leaders to death for HQ violence

Egypt sends 4 Brotherhood leaders to death for HQ violence

An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced four Muslim Brotherhood members to death – two in absentia – over charges of killing demonstrators outside the group's headquarters in 2013, a judicial source has said. The court also slapped 14 Muslim Brotherhood leaders,...

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Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leader life

Egypt courts list Hamas as terrorist group, give Brotherhood leader life

  (Reuters) - An Egyptian court listed the Palestinian group Hamas as a terrorist organization, judicial sources said on Saturday, part of a sustained crackdown on Islamists in the most populous Arab state. In a separate case earlier in the day, a court sentenced the Egyptian Muslim...

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Turkey: Court orders retrial of pro-Kurdish lawmaker

Turkey: Court orders retrial of pro-Kurdish lawmaker

Turkey's Constitutional Court has ordered the retrial of pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party lawmaker, who was convicted of being a member of a terrorist organization in 2012. The court ruled that Sebahat Tuncel’s right to be tried fairly and in a reasonable time period was...

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U.N. condemns Islamic State's 'barbaric terrorist acts' in Iraq

U.N. condemns Islamic State's 'barbaric terrorist acts' in Iraq

(Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned what it described as the latest "barbaric terrorist acts" in Iraq by Islamic State militants, including the destruction of priceless religious and cultural artifacts. A video published by the ultra-radical...

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Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week: U.S. official

Iran nuclear talks advancing, no deal likely next week: U.S. official

(Reuters) - Talks on curbing Iran’s nuclear program have made substantial progress, a senior U.S. official said on Friday as the White House braced for an onslaught of criticism next week from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The official told reporters many...

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British PM Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John'

British PM Cameron vows to hunt down 'Jihadi John'

(Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Friday to use all means at his disposal to hunt down militants such as "Jihadi John" after the killer was unmasked as a Kuwaiti-born computer programming graduate from London. The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and...

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