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G7 states united against Islamic State call on Russia, Iran to secure ceasefire

The G7 leaders call on the Middle Eastern states to play constructive role in eliminating the presence of the Islamic State (IS) in the...

Palestinian prisoners in Israel end hunger strikes after main demands met – reports

Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel have ended hunger strikes following the agreement reached after negotiations between Israel, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the International...

Declarations, big business and the empty hunt for jihadists

By Alberto NegriThere are many things that don't make sense in the hunt for jihadists and foreign fighters, and that should make us stop...

Under fire at home, Trump launches first foreign trip in Saudi

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland Dogged by controversy at home, President Donald Trump opened a nine-day foreign trip on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, looking...

Al-Qaeda financier meets Turkey’s religious affairs chief

Muthanna Harith Sulayman al Dari, an Iraqi national who has been on the United Nations Security Council's Al-Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee's sanctions list...

Palestinian girl killed by Israeli forces ‘executed in cold blood’

A 16-year-old Palestinian girl who was shot to death by Israeli forces in Jerusalem on Sunday was "executed in cold blood" eyewitnesses said.Fatima Afif Abd...

Israel tells Turkey to ‘not preach democracy’ over Jerusalem prayer call

Israel's foreign ministry has released a statement blasting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's criticism of an Israeli parliament bill proposing to ban the use of loudspeakers...

Syria ‘de-escalation’ plan not an alternative to political transition: Qatar

Qatar's foreign minister on Tuesday welcomed a Russian-brokered agreement for "de-escalation" zones in Syria but said the plan was no substitute for a political...

Iran threatens Saudi Arabia: We will not leave any area intact except holy sites

Iran's Defence Minister Hossein Dehqan has warned that his country will not leave any area of Saudi Arabia intact, except the holy sites, if Riyadh...

YPJ Spox: We will withdraw from Raqqa if US doesn’t show concrete reaction to...

Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ) spokeswoman, Nesrin Abdullah, has said that the group's forces will withdraw from the operation to capture the Islamic State's stronghold,...

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Diggers demolish ancient district in Diyarbakir

Diggers accompanied by police that arrived in Diyarbakir's historical Sur district on Tuesday morning and began demolishing buildings in Alipasa and Lalebey neighbourhoods were...

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