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December 16, 2014

The Indian government has introduced a ban on support for ISIL militants. (AFP/File)
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The Indian government has introduced a ban on support for ISIL militants, days after security forces arrested a man on charges of running an influential Twitter account promoting the terrorists’ fight in Syria and Iraq.

December 15, 2014

The Painting Pool has been enjoying several screenings and awards at various international film festivals. (Image: Mehr News)
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A UNESCO award-winning Iranian film titled "The Painting Pool" has entered the competition lineup of the 2015 Victoria Film Festival in Canada.
A doctored photo released on Friday shows Amman Mayor Aqel Biltaji checking on work at the Sinaa Intersection (Photo: GAM)
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A doctored photo of Amman Mayor Aqel Biltaji released by the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) on Friday sparked sarcastic comments in the local social media sphere over the weekend.

December 14, 2014

Majida performs on the Al-Ahliyya Amman University stage on December 12, 2014. (Image: Facebook)
13:26 GMT
Majida el Roumi graced the stage in Amman on Friday, with a beautiful concert filled with "Love and Peace."
The booklet reportedly consists of a 27-question/answer guideline to the group's policy on sex slaves. (File/AFP)
11:53 GMT
Pamphlets distributed by ISIL militants in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul reportedly detailed guidelines associated with taking on female sex slaves, confirming reports of the group's abhorrent sexual abuses of female captives.
A file photo shows demonstrators protesting against freedom of speech infringements and journalists' arrests in Turkey last November. Sunday's raid attempt was only the most recent in a list of trouble journalists have faced with the Turkish government. (AFP/File)
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Turkish authorities attempted a raid operation on one of the country's most popular newspapers early Sunday, in which they indented to arrest the paper's editor-in-chief, but were not able to enter amid heavy protests by readers.

December 12, 2014

Thousands of Palestinians attended the funeral of PA official Ziad Abu Ein, December 11, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:08 GMT
Israeli forces attacked thousands of Palestinians attending the funeral of PA official Ziad Abu Ein Thursday injuring at least 19 people.
American photojournalist James Foley was beheaded by ISIL militants in October. (AFP/File)
10:38 GMT
Just when you think ISIL militants couldn't sink lower, allegations emerged of the radical jihadists trying to sell James Foley's body for £1 million. Definitely not Islamic.

December 11, 2014

The Arab Idol 2014 finalists Saudi Majid Al Madani, 26, Palestinian Haitahm Khalailah, 24, and Syrian Hazem Sharif, 21. (Image: Facebook)
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As things hot up on stage this Saturday night, who will be crowned the Arab Idol 3 winner?
The CIA used a rage of torture methods to allegedly gain intelligence, which turns out, was not relevant to US national security. (AFP/File)
09:02 GMT
After the US Senate Intelligence Committee released a shocking report into the CIA's interrogation methods, some accounts were baffling, others were downright disturbing. What really happened to detainees?

December 10, 2014

Palestinian Authority Minister Ziad Abu Ein‏ argues with IDF soldiers in Hebron, November 29, 2014. (AFP/File)
11:32 GMT
The head of the Palestinian Authority committee against the separation wall and settlements died Wednesday after Israeli soldiers assaulted him in a village near Ramallah, committee sources said.

December 9, 2014

A Palestinian protester runs for cover as an Israeli military vehicle sprays a foul-smelling spray known as "skunk" during clashes following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel. (AFP/File)
09:15 GMT
A mob of Israeli settlers stabbed a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in the Old City of Hebron Monday night, medical sources told Ma'an.

December 8, 2014

Room for debate? Drinking alcohol is typically forbidden in Islam. (Shutterstock)
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An Egyptian Sheikh has given the green light for Muslims to drink alcohol. The announcement probably won't get too many people downing the Jack Daniels, but it's a start.
The Al Aqsa compound has been at the center of clashes in recent weeks following growing violence in Jerusalem. (AFP/File)
09:03 GMT
Israeli intelligence officers and settlers in Jerusalem stormed the Al Aqsa compound Monday, according to a mosque official.

December 7, 2014

King Abdullah II of Jordan listens while US President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House December 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP)
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Jordan's King Abdullah, in an interview on CBS' "This Morning" that aired Friday, described the fight against Islamic State as akin to a third world war.
Assaf was adamant to highlight the terror he believes Israel is inflicting upon his country Palestine. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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Last week, the Daily Mail published an exclusive interview with Mohammed Assaf, who made an emotional plea for Israel to stop killing Palestinians. Today, that story has been taken down, but why?
Bahrain FM says Hezbollah like ISIL and Al-Qaeda. (AFP/File)
13:20 GMT
Bahrain's foreign minister compares Hezbollah to groups like ISIL and Al-Qaeda.

December 5, 2014

A 15-year-old from Montreal is accused of robbing a store of $2,200 to fund his trip to join ISIL. (AFP/File)
07:56 GMT
Over the past two years, more than 140 Canadians have committed dozens of terror attacks and participated in jihadist groups spanning across the globe, authorities said.