Category Archives: Middle East

Visitors to Middle East, North Africa will triple by 2030: UN

Madrid (AFP) – The number of international tourists to the Middle East & North Africa will triple to 195 million in 2030 despite concerns over security, the head of the…

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More IS attacks likely as group suffers setbacks: US general

Washington (AFP) – Islamic State jihadists will likely increase the tempo of attacks around the world as they come under increased pressure in Iraq & Syria, a top US general…

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Pentagon: U.S. sailors made 'navigational error' into Iranian waters

By Phil Stewart MIAMI (Reuters) – The 10 U.S. sailors briefly held by Iran before being released on Wednesday made a navigational mistake that led them into Iranian waters yet…

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Behind frontline, Iraq town torn as anti-IS forces clash

Tuz Khurmatu (Iraq) (AFP) – When a wave of deadly ethnic violence swept through the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, Ahmed Hassan Majid's house was on the wrong side…

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Sacramento man indicted for lying about assisting militant group

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – One of two Iraqi-born men arrested last week on federal terrorism-related charges was indicted by a federal grand jury in Sacramento on Thursday…

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Emir of Qatar to discuss Middle East with Putin in Russia this month

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, will fly into Russia to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin on the Middle East & energy on…

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Manila says worried Filipinos could join IS in Middle East

Manila (AFP) – The Philippines said Friday it was concerned that Islamic State jihadists could recruit its nationals working in the Middle East, a day after militants linked to the…

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Latest: Penn says Guzman interested in film about life

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The latest on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman who was recaptured six months after he escaped from a maximum security prison: (all times local)…

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Transcripts show close ties between Blair and Clinton

LONDON (AP) — Bill Clinton confided in Tony Blair approximately his worries for Princess Diana's sons after her death in remarks that underscore the close relationship between the ex-U.S. president…

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Bahrain police fire tear gas, bird shot at protesters – witnesses

DUBAI (Reuters) – Bahraini police clashed on Friday with demonstrators who were protesting against the execution of a top Shi'ite cleric in neighboring Saudi Arabia, witnesses said. Around 200 demonstrators…

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