Category Archives: Middle East

Clinton calls IS killings of Christians, Yazidis 'genocide'

BERLIN, New Hampshire (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she now believes the Islamic State group's persecution of Christians, the Yazidi minority & other religious & ethnic minorities…

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Back-to-back losses in Iraq and Syria deal blow to IS

Baghdad (AFP) – The Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate" is far from dead yet back-to-back losses in Syria & Iraq have turned a series of setbacks for the jihadists into…

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Husband of executed woman charged with planning UAE attacks: newspapers

DUBAI (Reuters) – The husband of an Emirati woman who was executed for killing a U.S. teacher in Abu Dhabi last year has been charged with plotting bombings & other…

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Gambia criminalises female genital mutilation

Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) – Gambian lawmakers have passed a bill criminalising female circumcision & introducing prison terms of up to three years for anyone flouting the ban. The National Assembly…

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European border guard agency sends reinforcements to Greece

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe's border guard agency Frontex says it is deploying 293 officers & 15 vessels to the Greek islands in response to a request from Athens for…

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German states to spend around 17 billion euros on refugees in 2016: Die Welt

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany's federal states are planning to spend around 17 billion euros ($18.7 billion) on dealing with the refugee crisis in 2016, the newspaper Die Welt said on…

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Sunni tribal fighters deployed in reconquered Ramadi areas

Baghdad (AFP) – Tribal fighters deployed in Ramadi Tuesday, a step towards providing the reconquered Iraqi city with a force both capable of preventing the jihadists' return & palatable to…

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Palestinian woman tries to ram car into Israel border guards, is killed

Jerusalem (AFP) – A Palestinian woman tried to ram a car into Israeli border guards in a village in the occupied West Bank on Friday, before being shot dead, the…

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Bosnia says arrests foiled Islamist attack in Sarajevo

Sarajevo (AFP) – A Bosnian anti-terrorism prosecutor has said the recent arrests of 11 suspected jihadists prevented an attack that purportedly would have killed around 100 holiday revellers in Sarajevo,…

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