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Car bomb explosion in Baghdad Kills 25, injures dozens

BAGHDAD: (Web Desk)- At least 25 people have been killed and dozens of others injured after a powerful car bomb explosion struck a busy market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. The vegetable market, located in the northern neighborhood of Rashidiyah, was crowded with people when it came under attack on …

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UK urges Saudi and Arab states to stop Daesh funding by royal families

A British parliamentary committee says Saudi Arabia and other Arab states must prevent their rich ruling families from funding the Daesh terrorist group. In a report on the state of Daesh finances, lawmakers from the Foreign Affairs Select Committee say the terror organization is enjoying financial support from wealthy Arab …

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Tens of Pro-Hadi Militias Killed Near Sana

SANA: (Web Desk)- The Yemeni army and popular forces killed tens of forces loyal to former fugitive president Mansour Hadi who were trying to advance towards Sana’a. A large number of pro-Hadi militias planned to capture the Eastern part of Sana’a, but were pushed back by the Yemeni forces. The …

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Russia Dispatches more Arms, Ammunition to Syria

DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- One more large cargo vessel of Russia, carrying arms, ammunition and other military equipment for the Russian and Syrian Armed Forces has left the Bosphorus strait, military sources announced Monday. “The cargo vessel of Yamal is the third Russian large ship, which has left the Bosphorus strait …

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Syrian army extends nationwide ceasefire for another three days

[/caption]DAMASCUS: (Web Desk)- The Syrian army has announced another three-day extension of a nationwide ceasefire which was initially declared to mark Eid al-Fitr. On Monday, Syria’s military high command released a statement that said “a regime of calm will be extended for a period of 72 hours from one o’clock …

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Iraq army seizes key airbase from IS south of Mosul

BAGHDAD: (Web Desk)- Iraqi forces have captured a key airbase from the militant Islamic State group that can serve as a launchpad for retaking the jihadist-held city of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday. The Qayyarah airbase in the Tigris valley 60 kilometres south of Mosul would be …

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Osama’s son threatens revenge for father’s assassination

DUBAI: The son of slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online. Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States and its allies in the 21-minute …

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Iran says Saudis back terrorism after senior prince attends rebel rally

Iran on Sunday accused Saudi Arabia of backing terrorism after a senior Saudi prince, a former intelligence chief, addressed a Paris rally held by exiled Iranian rebels and told them he wanted the Iranian government to fall. Shi’ite Muslim power Iran and Saudi Arabia, bastion of Sunni Islam, are longstanding …

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