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Saudi sentences three to death for 2003 bombing

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced three men to death and jailed two others for up to 17 years for their part in a series of militant attacks including the deadly bombing of a foreign housing compound in 2003, state news agency SPA reported.

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21 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

A suicide bomber killed at least 21 people at the funeral of a member of Iraq's Shabak minority in the northern province of Nineveh on Saturday, security and medical sources said. It was not immediately clear who was behind th

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31 killed in Iraq bombings

A bomb attack on a tea house in the ethnically mixed Iraqi city of Kirkuk killed at least 31 people on Friday, police and medics said. The blast tore through the tea shop where people had gathered after breaking their fast for Ram

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44 killed as violence sweeps Iraq cities

Bombers and gunmen attacked policemen and a wake in Iraq among other targets, killing at least 44 people across the country on Thursday, in the latest burst of violence that has raised concerns about a return to civil strife. Gunm

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Bombings mar Iraq's first polls after US pullout

A dozen small bombs exploded and mortar rounds landed near polling centers in Iraq on Saturday, wounding at least four people during voting in the country's first provincial elections since the departure of US troops. Two mort

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Second Boston bombing suspect caught

Police captured a 19-year-old ethnic Chechen suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother after an intense day-long manhunt on Friday that closed down the city and turned a working-class suburb into a virtual arm

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GCC faces new Hezbollah terror threat

Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait could be the target of a major terror plot over Christmas and New Year as terror cells trained by the Hizbollah and Iran Revolutionary Guards have already entered the GCC, said a Kuwaiti newspaper report citing UK intel

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Over 32 killed in Iraq bombings

Bombings and shootings killed more than 32 people across Iraq on Sunday, underscoring the government's struggle with a stubborn insurgency more than nine months after the last US troops withdrew. In Taji, 20 km north of the ca

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Wounded Syria nears threshold of civil war

Whatever label the world gives it, Syria's worsening conflict justifies a UN warning of imminent civil war following massacres that have heightened the risk of widespread sectarian violence. Political analysts say several powerful fact

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Israel turns to gasoil after bombings cut off gas

Pipeline bombings by Islamist groups have cut off Israeli gas supplies from Egypt, forcing the Jewish state to seek up to one million tonnes of gasoil on the international market to secure its energy needs for 2012, said a trader. Flo

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