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Suicide bombers kill at least 7 in Yemen port

Suicide attackers set off two car bombs in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Thursday, killing themselves and seven other people, sources in the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement and medical officials told Reuters. Thre

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Bombs explode near Egypt, UAE embassies in Tripoli

Bombs exploded near the Egyptian and UAE embassies in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Thursday but there were no reports of casualties or major damage. The blasts followed a series of car bombs on Wednesday mainly in towns under t

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Bahraini group denies link to terrorist cell

A political society in Bahrain has denied links to a terrorist cell that was uncovered earlier this week. The police had seized guns, ammunition, bomb-making materials and knives from the home of a terror suspect recently, said a

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Suicide bombings in Yemen kill 67 after premier quits

Suicide bombers targeting Yemen's powerful Shi'ite Houthi group and an army camp killed at least 67 people in two separate attacks on Thursday, hours after a political crisis forced the new prime minister to step down. At

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Five accused of trying to build a bomb in UAE

Four citizens of the UAE and one from the Comoros have gone on trial charged with trying to build a bomb in the country, newspapers reported. The five are among 15 accused of membership of Al Qaeda's Nusrah Front Syrian wing a

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Syrian jets hit Islamic State-run training camp

Syrian warplanes bombed a bakery run by Islamic State in the city of Raqqa, killing 25 people, in air raids on Saturday that also hit a major training camp used by the insurgent group for a second day running, a group monitoring the war said.

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US planes strike Iraqi militants, drop aid near held town

The US carried out air strikes on Saturday against Islamic State fighters near the besieged Shi'ite town of Amerli in northern Iraq and airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians trapped there, the Pentagon said. President Barac

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Bombings shut down Zain Iraq's network in Kirkuk

A spate of deadly bombings that struck Kirkuk in northern Iraq at the weekend has damaged and temporarily shut down telecoms operator Zain Iraq's network in the province, a company source told Reuters on Monday. Three bombings

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Israel intensifies Gaza offensive after rocket attacks

Israel bombarded dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, stepping up what it said might become a long-term offensive against Islamist Hamas after a surge in Palestinian rocket attacks on Israeli towns. Following the worst

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Syrian jets bomb eastern rebel towns near Iraq, 16 dead

Syrian jets bombed on Saturday rebel-held eastern areas close to the border with Iraq under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, killing and injuring dozens in stepped up raids against the militant group since its Iraqi offsh

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