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Iraqi air force strikes city; 25 militants killed

Iraqi government forces battling an Al Qaeda offensive launched an air strike on Ramadi city on Sunday killing 25 Islamist militants, according to local officials. Local government officials in western Anbar province met tribal le

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Tunisia forces kill 10 Islamist militants in raids

Tunisian security forces have killed 10 Islamist militants near the border with Algeria during a three-day operation against gunmen who attacked police patrols in the remote northern region, the government said on Saturday. Prime

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Tunisia's ruling Islamists to step down

Tunisia's Islamist-led government on Saturday agreed to resign after negotiations that could start next week with secular opponents to form a caretaker administration and prepare for new elections. The talks aim to end weeks o

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Seven killed in clashes with al Qaeda in Yemen

Seven people were killed in clashes between Yemeni tribal gunmen and suspected al Qaeda fighters on Sunday in Marib province, east of the capital Sanaa, tribal sources said. Al Qaeda guerrillas killed one tribesman, the sources in

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Constitutional tweaks may revive Mubarak-era voting

Changes suggested by Egypt's army-backed rulers would scrap Islamic additions to a constitution forced through under deposed President Mohamed Mursi and revive a voting system dating back to his predecessor Hosni Mubarak. Isla

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Tunisia party chief rejects neutral govt call

The chairman of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party rejected opposition demands for a non-party government on Thursday and said the experience of Egypt should prompt parties to engage in more dialogue to resolve the country's crisis.

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Yemen top military official assassinated

Two suspected Islamist militants shot dead a provincial military intelligence chief in Yemen on Saturday, a security official said, the latest in a series of assassinations in the impoverished state's lawless south and east. T

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Tunisians call for Islamist government's ouster

Thousands of Tunisians took to the streets of the capital Tunis on Saturday to call for an end to an Islamist government they blame for the assassination of a leading secular politician 40 days earlier. It was the biggest demonstr

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Egypt's govt 'nearing end of the road'

To his critics, Ahmed Shafik is a typical autocrat consigned to history's dustbin by the Arab Spring - a military man turned politician who ended his career amid corruption allegations and fled to the Gulf. To his friends - an

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Islamist threatens to attack Germany, Merkel

  A German Islamist has threatened to attack Berlin this summer and kill Chancellor Angela Merkel in a video posted on the Internet, a newspaper reported on Saturday.  

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