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September 11, 2017

Hundreds of Egyptian security personnel have been killed in attacks across Sinai /Shutterstock.
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At least five policemen were killed and another three injured in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday when their vehicles struck a number of roadside bombs, according to local security sources.
The global police agency issued arrest warrant for Yousef al-Qaradawi in 2014 at request of Egypt’s post-coup regime. (AFP/File)
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The global police agency issued arrest warrant for Yousef al-Qaradawi in 2014 at request of Egypt’s post-coup regime.
Muslim cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awdah, 60, was reportedly taken into custody on Saturday, just days after he took to Twitter to welcome reports that Saudi and Qatari royals had made contact after months of their prolonged dispute (Twitter)
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Reports of the arrests came amid widespread speculation that King Salman bin Abdulaziz was preparing to abdicate in favour of his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
A senior UN human rights official on Monday said Myanmar's security operation in Rakhine state "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing" (AFP)
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High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said the force used in the operations is "clearly disproportionate" to rebel attacks carried out last month.
A photo taken on September 6, 2017 shows the Hotel Mercure in Marigot, near the Bay of Nettle, on the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, during the passage of Hurricane Irma. (AFP / LIONEL CHAMOISEAU)
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Power has been cut to 4 million homes in Florida as millions fled the state as Hurricane Irma moved up the coast.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had planned to attend the conference of several dozen African nations.
Billboards show the logo of the Islamic State (IS) group in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor, where Syrian pro-government forces are holding a position on September 9, 2017 (George Ourfalian/AFP)
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The stolen passports are genuine identity papers that have been left blank allowing them to be filled out with details of by forgers.
Russian warplanes(AFP/File)
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Nine children were among the dead.
Iraqi Kurds wave Kurdish flags and hold torches as they walk up a mountain during a gathering to show support for the upcoming independence referendum and encourage people to vote in the town of Akra, some 500 kilometres north of Baghdad on September 10, 2017. (SAFIN HAMED / AFP)
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Chairman of the EU’s political and security committee Walter Stevens (L), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (2ndL), Estonian Defence Minister Juri Luik (3rdR) /AFP
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The world is more dangerous now than it has been for a generation, the head of Nato has said.
"Both the Prime Minister's Office and the Foreign Ministry refused to comment on the issue," said the Israeli media report on the alleged "secret meeting" (Left: the Kremlin, Right: Wikimedia Commons)
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"Both the Prime Minister's Office and the Foreign Ministry refused to comment on the issue," said the Israeli media report on the alleged "secret meeting".
Lebanese President Michel Aoun, who chaired a meeting of Lebanon's Higher Defense Council on Friday (AFP)
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The alleged violation of Lebanese airspace was made on Thursday during an Israeli strike on a Syrian government target.
Anti-arms trade campaigners protest in London (Wikimedia Commons)
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“The UK has consistently armed many of the most brutal and authoritarian regimes in the world, and a number have been invited to London to buy weapons,” said Andrew Smith of Campaign Against Arms Trade.
Newly arrived Rohingya refugees scuffle for relief supplies at Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi locality of Ukhia on September 9, 2017 (Munir Uz Zaman/AFP)
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"ARSA strongly encourages all concerned humanitarian actors resume their humanitarian assistance to all victims of the humanitarian crisis, irrespective of ethnic or religious background during the ceasefire period," the group said in a statement.
Ties between the United States and its NATO ally have been strained by Washington's support for the YPG Kurdish fighters in the battle against the Islamic State group in Syria (Wikimedia Commons)
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"Noting the strategic partnership between Turkey and the United States, the two leaders emphasised the importance of continuing to work together to further strengthen bilateral relations and increase stability in the region," the Turkish Presidency said in a statement.