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Dutch woman, three children repatriated from Syria IS camp
Middle East

Dutch woman, three children repatriated from Syria IS camp

QAMISHLI, Syria (AP) — The Kurdish-led administration in Syria’s northeast handed over on Saturday to the Netherlands a Dutch woman,…
Egypt summons Lebanese ambassador over FM’s ‘offensive statements’ about Gulf countries
Egypt

Egypt summons Lebanese ambassador over FM’s ‘offensive statements’ about Gulf countries

On Tuesday evening, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry asked the Lebanese ambassador in Cairo, Ali al-Halaby, to provide an explanation for…
US commander warns against attacks on troops in Afghanistan as deadline passes
Middle East

US commander warns against attacks on troops in Afghanistan as deadline passes

The commander of foreign forces in Afghanistan warned on Saturday it would be a mistake for insurgents to attack foreign…
US exit from Afghanistan: Leaving local staff at Taliban’s mercy
Middle East

US exit from Afghanistan: Leaving local staff at Taliban’s mercy

Sekandar (name changed), who lives in Kabul, started working in 2019 as an interpreter for US Special Forces at Bagram Airbase,…
Azhar warns of ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks during Ramadan
Egypt

Azhar warns of ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks during Ramadan

Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism warned that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization has called on its “lone wolves”  to…
Syrian Kurdish forces end sweep in camp housing IS families
Middle East

Syrian Kurdish forces end sweep in camp housing IS families

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s Kurdish-led forces on Friday ended a five-day sweep inside a sprawling camp in the country’s northeast…
Extremist kills self, her baby in Tunisia suicide bombing
Middle East

Extremist kills self, her baby in Tunisia suicide bombing

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities said a female suicide bomber killed herself and her baby during counterterrorism operations in…
US-backed Syrian forces raid camp of IS families, arrest 9
World

US-backed Syrian forces raid camp of IS families, arrest 9

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Kurdish-led forces, with assistance from the US-led coalition, launched a military operation Sunday at a…
Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild
Middle East

Where IS ruled, pope calls on Christians to forgive, rebuild

QARAQOSH, Iraq (AP) — Pope Francis called on Iraq’s Christians to forgive the injustices committed against them by Muslim extremists…
Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families
Middle East

Killings surge in Syria camp housing Islamic State families

The deaths stacked up: a policeman shot dead with a pistol equipped with a silencer, a local official gunned down,…
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