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October 9, 2017

On Sunday, the IRGC warned Washington against designating it as a terrorist group (AFP/File Photo)
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Iran on Monday vowed a “crushing” response if the U.S. designated its Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group.
The Rohingya, described by the U.N. as the world's most persecuted people, have faced heightened fears of attack since dozens were killed in communal violence in 2012 (AFP/File)
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At least 12 Rohingya Muslims -- including 10 children -- died when their boat capsized as they attempted to flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar, it was reported on Monday.
Turkey's move comes as a retaliation to the U.S. Embassy in Ankara which said it suspended all non-immigrant visa operations in Turkey (AFP/File Photo)
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The Turkish Embassy in the U.S. on Sunday announced that processing non-immigrant visa applications have been suspended.
The rocket attack with which the Israeli army justifies its attack was not claimed by any Palestinian group from the Gaza Strip so far (AFP/File Photo)
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"Army-owned tanks hit a military base of Hamas in the southern side of the Gaza Strip," the statement by the Israeli Army said.
The mosque, believed to be the burial place of the prophet Abraham, is sacred to both Muslims and Jews and has been the site of oft-violent tensions for decades (AFP/File Photo)
07:22 GMT
Israeli authorities have decided to shut down the Ibrahimi mosque to Muslims and non-Jewish visitors and only allow Jewish worshipers access to the holy site, located in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron, for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

October 8, 2017

Many of the fanatical ISIS fighters who initially provided the leadership have been killed and those remaining on the battlefield are conscripts, who often lack the will to fight (AFP/File Photo)
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"They're giving up," said Lieutenant General Paul Funk, who commands the coalition task force fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria. "Their leaders are abandoning them."
The mother and daughter were well-known opponents of the Syrian regime (Facebook)
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Ahmed Barakat, a relative of Orouba Barakat and her daughter Halla, revealed he had killed the two women in Istanbul two weeks earlier because he had not been paid a salary after being employed by his cousin.
ISIS released a video in 2015 allegedly depicting the beheading of 20 Egyptian Copts (AFP)
13:33 GMT
The 20 nationals were filmed as they were beheaded by militants belonging to ISIS.
Since Hamas invited the consensus government to take control of Gaza, PA President Mahmoud Abbas has said he would not be prepared to accept Hamas keeping its military wing (AFP/File Photo)
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A Hamas movement spokesperson reiterated Saturday that the future of the group's armed wing is not up for discussion in upcoming reconciliation talks with the Fatah movement, scheduled to take place in Cairo on Tuesday.
Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil (AFP/File Photo)
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Free Patriotic Movement chief and Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil on Sunday stressed that the FPM will not tolerate the creation of Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon.
Airstrikes were reported in parts of Idlib on Saturday, follows a month of heavy bombardment of the province by Russia and the Syrian regime killing scores of civilians (AFP/FIle Photo)
10:57 GMT
Exchanges of fire were reported by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, although social media reports of Turkish and Syrian rebel troops entering Idlib province were false, the monitor said.
In July, the group said that the UAE was torturing terror suspects from Yemen in a secret prison in Eritrea - the UAE denied the charges (AFP/File Photo)
08:23 GMT
A rights group has launched a campaign to raise awareness about rampant human rights violations in the United Arab Emirates.
Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani (AFP/FIle Photo)
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Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani met with Iraqi Vice Presidents Ayad Allawi and Osama al-Nujaifi in Sulaimaniyah on Saturday.
Since late 2014, ISIS has claimed a series of bombings and shootings against Shias and security forces in the Sunni-majority kingdom (AFP/File Photo)
07:30 GMT
Earlier in the day, the U.S. embassy in Saudi Arabia cautioned its citizens after reports of an attack around the royal palace emerged in local media.

October 7, 2017

Fighters from the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation units), backing Iraqi forces, advance towards the Islamic State (IS) group's stronghold of Hawija on October 4, 2017 (Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP)
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The mountainous area has been used by Daesh group as a main passage for its military and logistic supplies.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham took over the Syrian province of Idlib in July, forcing Ankara-backed Free Syrian Army and Ahrar al-Sham fighters to flee over the border to Turkey (Wikimedia)
11:19 GMT
It is not clear what role the Turkish military in playing in the operation.
A missile is paraded in front of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani last month (AFP)
09:42 GMT
"During their meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last month, Iran told members of the (world powers) that it could discuss the missile programme to remove concerns," the unnamed Iranian source said.
U.S. Federal prosecutors on Friday announced charges against three men arrested for allegedly participating in a plot to carry out Daesh terrorist attacks in New York City last year (Pexels)
07:09 GMT
According to court documents all three men had planned to gather and detonate bombs in Times Square, a popular tourist destination, and on the subway.

October 6, 2017

The U.N. is preparing for a “further exodus” of Muslim Rohingya refugees (AFP)
19:47 GMT
The U.N. is preparing for a “further exodus” of Muslim Rohingya refugees as violence against the minority group continues in Myanmar.
U.N. officials have blacklisted the Saudi-led coalition attacking Yemen for killing hundreds of children (AFP)
16:58 GMT
U.N. officials have blacklisted the Saudi-lead coalition attacking Yemen for killing hundreds of children and attacking schools and hospitals across the war-torn country.
If he chooses to "decertify" the deal it would be a first step to the U.S. reimposing sanctions on Iran (AFP)
12:29 GMT
Keeping the U.S. in the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is not in the U.S. interest, President Donald Trump will declare next week, according to reports Thursday.
The United States reportedly preparing to lift sanctions on Sudan (Wikimedia)
12:17 GMT
Rights groups voice concerns as the US reportedly prepares to lift sanctions on Sudan due to human rights 'improvements'.