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Car bomb explodes near Yemeni mosque in Sanaa

A car bomb exploded near a mosque in the downtown area of the Yemeni capital on Thursday, causing casualties, witness said. They said the blast occurred near the headquarters of the central bank but the target was the nearby mosqu

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Bahrain’s police on high alert after terror threat

Bahrain's police force will be on high alert today (July 3), patrolling major mosques across the kingdom in the wake of a terror threat. Each area will have a designated police major in charge of co-ordinating with heads of mo

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Driver paid $600 for transporting bomb-making equipment

A bus driver was paid $600 to transport a suitcase containing bomb-making equipment, including 140 detonators, into the country on a passenger bus via the King Fahad Causeway, a court heard. The 31-year-old is among five Bahrainis

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454kg bomb destroyed in Gulf by Bahrain minehunter

A bomb weighing around 500kg that was buried in the Arabian Gulf for years was located and destroyed by a Bahrain-based minehunter. It was discovered during a five-day exercise conducted by the French, British and US navies, said

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Explosives, bomb-making materials seized in Bahrain

Large quantities of explosives and bomb-making materials intended for use in terrorist attacks targeting security forces in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have been seized from a house in Dar Kulaib, Bahrain’s Interior Ministry announced yesterd

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Women urged not to visit mosques in Bahrain

Women will be stopped from entering mosques in a bid to ensure the safety of worshippers following twin bomb attacks targeting Shi'ite mosques in Saudi Arabia. Mosques across Bahrain were yesterday (June 1) officially informed

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Islamic State claims blast killing 4 at Saudi mosque

Islamic State claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed four people at a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia on Friday, the second attack claimed by the Sunni militant group in a week in the world's top oil-exporting cou

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Bombs outside two 5-star Baghdad hotels kill at least 10

Car bombs exploded in the parking lots of two heavily fortified five-star hotels in central Baghdad late on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, police and medical sources said. A further 30 people were wounded in the blasts, whi

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Suicide bomber strikes at Saudi mosque

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shi'ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, residents said, killing and wounding several people. One witness described a huge explosion at the Imam Ali mosque in the vill

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After Yemen attack, Saudi may struggle with peacemaker role

Saudi Arabia has bombed Yemen for four weeks but may be little closer to imposing influence in its war-torn neighbour. As the kingdom winds down the campaign it led against Yemen's Houthis, a militia allied to its regional riv

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