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Militant group talks with Nigerian government confirmed

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Jomo Gbomo, the group's spokesperson, said in a statement reaching Xinhua that these preliminary talks are the precursor to a wider dialogue between the...
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April 23 world news summary at 0100 GMT

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KAMPALA -- A soldier in western Uganda has shot seven people dead and injured two others after a quarrel at Kaburamizi army barracks in...
Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Death Toll in from Egypt’ Sinai attacks climbs to 15

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The attack took place late Saturday at Al-Safa checkpoint in Arish city of c leaving three police officers and 12 conscripts dead according to...
A picture taken on February 21, 2016 shows damaged cars at the site of a double car bomb attack in the Al-Zahraa neighborhood of the central Syrian city of Homs. (AFP photo)

IS claims responsibility for Syria blast that killed 107

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In online statements, the IS group said it had carried out the bombings in the 60-Street at the al-Zahra' neighborhood in the central province...
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Consequences of Turkey and Saudi Arabia ground assault on Syria

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The latest remarks of Turkey and Saudi Arabia on sending troops to execute ground operations in Syria have raised eyebrows around the globe. ...
Militants walk in the Syrian city of Idlib on March 29, 2015. (Photo by AFP)

Syrian crisis to likely to get out of hands

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Although peace and stability remain possible for Syria, its internal crisis is on the brink of escalating into a regional conflict and even...

Feb. 14 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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MOGADISHU -- The militant group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on the Daallo Airlines last week, terming it as a campaign...
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Turkey and Saudi Arabia plans ground operations in Syria

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"If there will be a comprehensive strategy within the scope of fight against IS, we all said that Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch...

4 arrested in morocco for having connection with IS

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The authorities added that the four people had previously served prison sentences under the country's anti-terrorism law. Initial investigations revealed that...

Turkish forces raids IS locations in north of Syria

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The Turkish shelling targeted several IS positions in the northern countryside of Syria's northern province of Aleppo, amid ongoing intense battles between the terror...

Jan. 21 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- Intense battles are ongoing in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour since Jan. 16 between Syrian government forces and the Islamic State...
A female sniper takes positon in a buliding in Daraya suburb of the capital Damascus, Syria, on April 5, 2015. The snipers are members of the female force in Syrian Republican Guards. Their unit consists of around 800 volunteer, unmarried, female fighters- aged between 20 and 24 years old. Their task is to work alongside the Syrian army in its battle against the rebels. (Xinhua/Zhang Naijie) (jl)

Jan. 21 world news summary at 1540 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- Intense battles are ongoing in Syria's eastern province of Deir al-Zour since Jan. 16 between Syrian government forces and the Islamic State...

Nov. 30 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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DAMASCUS -- The Islamic State (IS) militant group executed 18 Syrian soldiers in the country's ancient city of Palmyra, reported a monitor group Monday....
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Oct. 5 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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BAGHDAD -- A total of 51 people were killed and 92 others wounded on Monday in a wave of car bomb attacks in southern...
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Kenya to reopen border points to curb entry of contraband goods

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The Kenyan government on Friday said it will re-open some border points with Somalia in three northeastern counties to help restrict entry of contraband...
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June 6 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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BAQUBA, Iraq -- At least 14 people were killed and 18 others wounded late on Saturday in a suicide car bomb attack at a...
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Islamic State Is The Biggest Headache Of The Arab region – Experts

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by Marwa Yahya The Islamic State (IS) militant group poses threats to the geography of the Arab region and constitutes "a tool for division,"...
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Kenyan police nab Al-Shabaab financier in Mombasa

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Kenyan anti-terrorism police on Saturday arrested a suspected Al-Shabaab recruiter and financier in the coastal city of Mombasa as authorities intensify crackdown on the...

May 13 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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BAGHDAD -- The number two leader of the Islamic State (IS) militant group on Wednesday believed to have been killed in a U.S.-led coalition...

May 13 world news summary at 1530 GMT

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BAGHDAD -- The number two leader of the Islamic State (IS) militant group on Wednesday believed to have been killed in a U.S.-led coalition...
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May 10 world news summary at 0030 GMT

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DENVER, United States -- Beneath unusually cloudy Colorado skies, the dramatic mass murder trial for James Holmes, who massacred a dozen people in a...
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May 5 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

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BAGHDAD -- The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on Sunday in the United States outside a contest...
A Jordanian truck is seen at the crossing border with Syria at the northern post of Jaber bordering, Jordan, on April 1, 2015. Jordan closed its main crossing border with Syria for passengers and goods temporarily, the state-run Petra news agency reported on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

IS take responsibility over Iraqi- Jordan Border?

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The Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the suicide attacks on positions of Syrian border guards on border with Jordan on Saturday....
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Iraqi Suicide bombs kills 15 security members

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At least 15 security members were killed and 22 others wounded when three suicide car bombers struck the positions of border guards on Saturday...
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Militants connected IS takes responsibility for Afghans suicide bombing

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The Islamic State-affiliated militant group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a deadly bomb attack that left 34 people dead in eastern Afghanistan earlier on...
The body of one of the campus attack terrorists is seen at a mortuary in Garissa county hospital, Garissa, Kenya, April 4, 2015. Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said on Friday the death toll of the attack at the Garissa University College includes 142 students, three policemen and three soldiers from Kenya Defense Forces. The four terrorists from 'al-Shabaab' were all killed during the rescue operation, the official confirmed. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)(dh)

Garissa made world headlines for all the wrong reasons

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by Stephen Ingati and Fabian Mangera Once again Kenya's border county of Garissa is making headlines for all the wrong reasons following the recent...
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Five army personnel killed in Egypt blast

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At least five army men, including an officer, were killed, and four other soldiers were wounded Sunday in an explosion in the Egyptian province...
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IS brings down Syria?s Historical Virgin Mary Church

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The Islamic State (IS) militant group blew up an 80-year-old church in Syria's northeastern province of Hasaka, as the Christian minority in Syria is...
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IS takes down Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus

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The Islamic State (IS) militant group on Wednesday captured the southern part of a main Palestinian refugee camp in south of the capital Damascus,...
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Nigerians abroad give support to regional offensive against Boko Haram

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The Nigerian community living in the Chadian capital N'Djamena, on Tuesday organized a peaceful march to support Chadian and Cameroonian troops fighting against the...