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Saudi execution of Shiite cleric sparks outrage

Tehran (AFP) – Saudi Arabia's execution Saturday of a prominent Shiite cleric & 46 other men prompted outrage in parts of the Middle East, with Iran warning Riyadh would pay…

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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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In Christmas message, pope speaks out on conflicts, migrants

Vatican City (AFP) – Pope Francis offered a Christmas message Friday of mitigated hope for an end to the world's conflicts, backing recent accords on Syria & Libya & praising…

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Democrats find an unlikely ally on Muslims: George W Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally, George W. Bush, to respond to Republican pledges to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism. President Barack Obama, under pressure…

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On Muslims, Democrats find an unlikely ally: George W Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taunted by Republicans to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush. President Barack Obama, under pressure to be…

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Iraq denies responsibility for abduction of Qatari hunters

KUWAIT (Reuters) – Iraq's foreign minister denied on Tuesday that his government had anything to do with the kidnapping of a group of Qatari hunters in the south of the…

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IS jihadists stole 'tens of thousands' of blank passports: report

Berlin (AFP) – The Islamic State group may have stolen "tens of thousands" of blank passports that it could use to smuggle its fighters into Europe as refugees, a German…

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Trump, Sanders say U.S. should not try to topple dictators

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. presidential candidates Bernie Sanders & Donald Trump said separately on Sunday that the United States should not try to topple dictators such as…

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At least nine escape kidnappers in Iraq, cross into Kuwait: police, media

DOHA (Reuters) – At least nine people who were part of a hunting group kidnapped in southern Iraq managed to escape & have now crossed into Kuwait, police & media…

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The Latest: UN chief says Assad fate must not block solution

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest news on developments in the Syrian conflict. All times local: 9:10 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it's unacceptable that a solution to the Syrian…

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