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Iraq forces recapture Tal Afar centre, citadel from IS

Iraqi forces battling to drive the Islamic State group from its Tal Afar bastion said Saturday they had recaptured the city centre and raised the country's flag atop its Ottoman-era citadel.

Imam of Mecca blasts leaders dividing muslims

The Imam of Mecca’s Grand Mosque has denounced those who “cause conflict among Muslims” as rifts widen among Gulf neighbours and wars rage across the Middle East.

0.7 percent of terror victims in Western Europe – report

Western Europe accounted for less than one percent of the 34,676 people killed in "terror" attacks in 2016, and only two percent of attacks, according to a new report.

Netanyahu warns Putin on Iran’s growing threat to Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Russian leader Vladimir Putin that Iran is an escalating threat in the Middle East.

Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan 2001 to 2017

After more than 15 years of US troops presence in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump unveiled on Monday a new strategy for the country and cleared the way to send thousands more US troops there.

Trump vows “fight to win” in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump has said a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill.

Iranian court orders US to pay $245m to victims of chemical attacks in Iran-Iraq...

An Iranian court ordered the U.S. administration to pay $245 million to the victims of chemical attacks carried out by Saddam Hussein’s forces during the Iran-Iraqi war of 1980 to 1988.

Iraq begins battle to retake Tal Afar, IS bastion near Mosul

Iraqi forces on Sunday launched an assault to retake the northern city of Tal Afar from the Islamic State group, after ousting the jihadists from Mosul last month.

Catalonia is Spain’s fertile ground for terrorists – Analysts

Despite its long experience in fighting terrorism, Spain failed this past week to prevent two deadly attacks in Catalonia — a key tourist magnet but also the Spanish region most vulnerable to such assaults, analysts say.

UN condemns attack on aid workers

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Saturday condemned attacks on civilians during crises globally, especially aid workers providing helps to victims of conflicts, saying the attacks were targeted.

IS claims attacks in Spain, Russia

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Spain and stabbings in Russia, in statements carried by the jihadists' propaganda agency.

Individuals can to lend a voice to end violence – Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on individuals to lend a voice to ending the senseless conflicts around the world.

World Humanitarian Day: UN aid chief calls for protection of workers

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O’Brien, has called for the protection of aid workers, saying it is “paramount” for the continued delivery of aid to victims.

How Nigeria squandered $201.2bn in 10 years – NEITI

According to the publication, between 2005 and 2015, $201.2bn accrued to the nation through the instrumentality of the ECA, and the entire amount was shared among the three tiers of government within the period.

Saudi Arabia ‘seeks Iraq’s help’ to mend ties with Iran

The government of Saudi Arabia has sought the help of Iraq's prime minister to mend relations Riyadh and Tehran, according to news reports.

Dollar slumps, Tokyo tanks as North Korea tensions spike

The Nikkei slumped to its lowest close for almost three months Wednesday, leading an Asia-wide sell-off sparked by President Donald Trump's apocalyptic warning over North Korea's weapons programme.

Oil producers committed to output cut deal – OPEC

Global oil producers said Tuesday they remained committed to cutting output and stemming the collapse in oil prices, OPEC said.

Al Jazeera vows legal action over Jerusalem Bureau shutdown

Doha-based broadcaster Al Jazeera on Monday vowed to take legal action against Israel after the Israeli government’s decision to close the TV network’s bureau in Jerusalem.

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