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Monitoring group: Islamic State militants plant mines and bombs in Palmyra

Monitoring group: Islamic State militants plant mines and bombs in Palmyra

Islamic State has planted mines and bombs in the ancient part of the central Syrian city of Palmyra, home to…
Baghdadi: The enigmatic IS jihadist chief

Baghdadi: The enigmatic IS jihadist chief

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi rose from obscurity to lead the world's most infamous and feared jihadist group, but shuns the spotlight…
France: Inaction on peace risks setting Israeli-Palestinian conflict “ablaze”

France: Inaction on peace risks setting Israeli-Palestinian conflict “ablaze”

 French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned Israel and the Palestinians on Saturday that the stalemate in the peace process risked…
Car bomb explodes in Yemen capital near mosque used by Houthis, 2 dead

Car bomb explodes in Yemen capital near mosque used by Houthis, 2 dead

Islamic State group said it was behind a car bomb that exploded in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Saturday near the…
US, allies conduct 16 air strikes in Iraq, 6 in Syria

US, allies conduct 16 air strikes in Iraq, 6 in Syria

US and coalition forces targeted the Islamic State on Friday with 16 air strikes in Iraq and six in Syria,…
Saudi Arabia warns citizens against sharing “faked” documents after Wikileaks release

Saudi Arabia warns citizens against sharing “faked” documents after Wikileaks release

Saudi Arabia on Saturday urged its citizens not to distribute "documents that might be faked" in an apparent response to…
WikiLeaks publishes more than 60,000 leaked diplomatic cables from Saudi Arabia

WikiLeaks publishes more than 60,000 leaked diplomatic cables from Saudi Arabia

WikiLeaks published on Friday more than 60,000 diplomatic cables from Saudi Arabia and said on its website it would release…
Saudi Arabia, Russia sign nuclear power cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia, Russia sign nuclear power cooperation deal

Saudi Arabia and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate on nuclear energy development, a Saudi government body in charge of such…
WikiLeaks: Bin Laden son asked US for death certificate

WikiLeaks: Bin Laden son asked US for death certificate

A son of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden asked the United States for a death certificate after US Navy SEALS…
A year on, no quick fix to halt IS ‘caliphate’

A year on, no quick fix to halt IS ‘caliphate’

A year after its establishment, the Islamic State group's self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq remains well-funded and heavily armed,…
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