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Arab nations back US to expand anti-jihad operations

Arab nations have rallied behind US President Barack Obama's call to expand operations against jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Bahrain and nine other Arab countries agreed, in a joint communique, to do more to stop the flow of fu

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Path to jihad: from upscale Cairo to beheadings

After leaving his upscale Cairo neighbourhood to fight with the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq, Younes says he learned how to work as a sniper, fire heavy weaponry and behead prisoners using the proper technique. O

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Syria jihad mission teenager shot dead

A teenager has become the fourth known Bahraini to have been killed fighting against government forces in Syria.   Ali Yousif Al Binali, 19, from Busaiteen, was reportedly fighting alongside rebel forces against

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Egypt seeks assertive role, worries about Nile dam

Egypt's new military-backed cabinet made clear on Saturday it wanted to play an assertive role in regional politics, urging Ethiopia to attend talks over a dam on the Nile and stressing it sought change in Syria. "Egypt&#

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Qaradawi calls for 'jihad' in Syria

Leading Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi called for a holy war against the Syrian government after fighters from Shi'ite Lebanese group Hezbollah intervened to help President Bashar Al-Assad.

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Libya says dispute with Swiss remains

Libya's relations with the European Union have returned to normal after a row over visas was settled but a dispute with Switzerland remains unresolved, Libya's foreign minister said on Sunday. The visa crisis, which had threatened

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Libya accepts US apology over diplomatic row

Libya signalled the end of a diplomatic row with the United States on Wednesday, saying it accepted an apology for acerbic comments made by a US official and wanted to deepen relations in all fields.   The Libyan foreign ministr

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Libya warns US energy firms over row

Libya's top oil official on Thursday summoned the local heads of US energy firms to tell them a diplomatic row with Washington could have a negative impact on US businesses in Libya, the state oil company said. Libya's NOC state oil firm s

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Libya issues warning on trade ties with US

Libya's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday summoned the US envoy and warned ties will suffer if Washington does not apologise for a US official's comments about Libya, the state news agency said. The Libyan Foreign Ministry demanded an

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Gaddafi urges 'jihad' against Switzerland

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi called for a "jihad" or armed struggle against Switzerland, saying it was an infidel state that was destroying mosques. "Any Muslim in any part of the world who works with Switzerland is an apostate, is agains

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