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Blast in Istanbul tourist district kills 10, wounds 15

An explosion in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet tourist district killed at least ten people and wounded 15 on Tuesday and some local media reports said a suicide bomber may have been responsible. Several bodies la

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Air strike kills 12 schoolchildren in Syrian town

Bombs dropped by suspected Russian warplanes killed at least 12 Syrian schoolchildren on Monday when they hit a classroom in a rebel-held town in Aleppo province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported. The air strike hi

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British vote to strike Islamic State in Syria

Britain's parliament voted on Wednesday to launch bombing raids against Islamic State in Syria, supporting Prime Minister David Cameron's case that the country needs to help destroy militants who are "plotting to kill us".

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Putin seeks map of forces not to bomb in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked France to draw up a map of where groups fighting Islamic State militants operate in Syria in order not to bomb them, France's foreign minister said on Friday. French President Francoi

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Putin vows payback for Russian plane bombing

President Vladimir Putin vowed to hunt down those responsible for blowing up a Russian airliner over Egypt and intensify air strikes against Islamists in Syria, after the Kremlin concluded a bomb had destroyed the plane last month, killing 224 p

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Suicide bombing, gunbattle kills 12 in western Yemen

A suspected Al Qaeda suicide bombing, accompanied by an attack with guns and grenades, killed 10 soldiers guarding an intelligence building in the western Yemeni city of Hodaida on Friday, security sources said.  

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Turkish twin bombing death toll rises to 95

At least 95 people were killed when two suspected suicide bombers struck a rally of pro-Kurdish and labor activists outside Ankara's main train station just weeks before elections, in the worst attack of its kind on Turkish soil.

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Twin suicide bombings target Houthi-run mosque in Yemen

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a mosque run by Yemen's Houthi group in the capital Sanaa on Thursday, the first day of the Muslim Eid Al-Adha holiday, causing many casualties, witnesses said.   The

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Death sentence for 7 in Kuwait mosque bombing

Seven defendants were sentenced to death on Tuesday for the Islamist militant suicide bombing of a mosque in June in Kuwait that killed 27 people, the Kuwaiti news agency Kuna reported. Eight other suspects were given prison sente

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Saudi 'holding main suspect in Khobar bombing'

The main suspect in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a US military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured after nearly 20 years on the run, a Saudi-owned newspaper reported on Wednesday. Asharq Al-Awsat said Ahme

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