Category Archives: Middle East

Iran reacts with fury after Saudis execute Shi'ite cleric

By Sam Wilkin & Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) – Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday as Shi'ite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia's…

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Iran leader sees 'divine vengeance' for Saudi cleric execution

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, attacking Saudi Arabia for the second straight day over its execution of a prominent Shi'ite cleric, said on Sunday politicians in…

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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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