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International

Gunmen attack Baghdad mall, 18 dead – Islamic State claims responsibility

BAGHDAD, Jan 11, (RTRS): Gunmen detonated suicide vests inside a shopping complex in Baghdad on Monday and a car bomb exploded nearby in an attack …

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Syria opposition casts doubt on peace talks – 12 children dead after Russia strike hits school

PARIS, Jan 11, (Agencies): Syria’s opposition co-ordinator Riad Hijab accused Russia of killing dozens of children after a bombing raid on Monday and said such …

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IS ‘convoy’ in Libya attacked

BENGHAZI, Libya Jan 11, (RTRS): Unidentified aircraft attacked an Islamic State convoy on Sunday near the Libyan city of Sirte, a resident told Reuters. The …

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Pakistanis, Syrian attacked in Cologne – German probe blames migrants for New Year’s Eve violence

BERLIN, Jan 11, (Agencies): A group of Pakistanis and a Syrian were attacked in Cologne amid tensions over New Year’s Eve assaults in the city …

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Arab League backs Saudi against ‘hostile’ Iran – Kuwait renews support

CAIRO, Jan 10, (Agencies): Arab League countries on Sunday expressed their full support for Saudi Arabia in dealing with the “hostile acts and provocations of …

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‘Friendly fire’ by Iraqi drone kills 9 anti-DAESH fighters

BAGHDAD, Jan 10, (Agencies): An Iraqi drone strike killed nine members of the pro-government Popular Mobilisation paramilitary force near Tikrit in an apparent case of …

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Toll in Russia raids on jail rises to 81 – Qaeda in Syria abducts prominent media activists

BEIRUT, Jan 10, (AFP): At least 81 people, including 23 al-Qaeda fighters, were killed in Russian strikes on a prison complex run by the jihadist …

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Scale of attacks in Cologne grows

FRANKFURT, Jan 10, (Agencies): The mass attacks on women in the German city of Cologne on New Year’s Eve have prompted 379 criminal complaints, with …

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GCC foreign ministers denounce Iran interference in Saudi affairs

RIYADH, Jan 9, (Agencies): The GCC Ministerial Council (Foreign Ministers) on Saturday denounced Iran’s “blatant interference” in the internal affairs of Saudi Arabia. The Council’s …

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Merkel backs expelling convicted refugees – Cologne police chief removed following assaults

MAINZ, Germany, Jan 9, (Agencies): Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday backed a sharp toughening of expulsion rules for convicted refugees, saying that even those who …

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