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Saudi King vows to punish people behind attack

Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Sunday he was "heartbroken" over a suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in the kingdom that killed 21 people, state news agency SPA reported, a conciliatory statement as sectarian strife intens

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Islamic State claims Saudi mosque bombing

A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers on Friday in a packed mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the health minister said, the first attack in the kingdom to be claimed by Islamic State militants. It was one of the deadl

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Saudi sends tanks as ‘strike force’ to Yemen border

Saudi Arabia is sending a "strike force" to its border with Yemen, state-owned media reported on Monday, hours after the kingdom's forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen traded heavy artillery fire. The Saudi-owned Al Ara

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UN marks 290 damaged heritage sites in Syria

Satellite imagery indicate that 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria, whose history stretches back to the dawn of civilization, have been damaged by its ongoing civil war, the United Nations' training and research arm (UNITAR) said on Tuesda

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Islamic State shells Syrian Kurdish town

New US-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time. The US Central Co

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8 killed in Iraq intelligence HQ bombing

 A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle into an intelligence headquarters in Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least eight people, police and medical sources said. The attack came a day after Shi'ite militiamen machinegunned 68

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Six killed in attacks at Saudi-Yemeni border post

At least six people, including a suicide bomber and two security personnel, were killed at a Saudi-Yemeni border crossing on Friday, in attacks that highlighted the threat posed by militants to the security of both nations. Saudi

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Libya seeks world help after bombings

Libya called on the United Nations and international community to help fight what it called a war on terrorism, the government said on Wednesday, struggling to stop the major oil producer sliding into widening chaos and instability.

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New wave of bombings in Egypt leave six dead

A wave of bomb attacks targeting police hit Cairo on Friday, killing six people on the eve of the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak and raising fears that an Islamist insurgency is gaining pace in Egypt.

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Hariri says ready to share power with Hezbollah

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri says he is now ready to share power with his rivals Hezbollah if that's what it takes to help Lebanon finally form a government after nine months of political deadlock. Linking up

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