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Saudi forces detain man over unrest in Qatif

Saudi Arabia has arrested a resident in Qatif which has been the scene of anti-regime protests since 2011. The Saudi Interior Ministry said Mufeed bin Ahmed Hasan Omran was apprehended for his involvement in the killing of two policemen on November 13, 2015. It claim the seizure of a machine gun, handgun, hashish and ...

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Saudi executes 47 people, including Sheikh Nimr

Saudi Arabia has executed Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with 47 others in defiance of international calls for the release of the prominent Shia cleric and other jailed political dissidents in the kingdom. The state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA) and state television reported the executions Saturday, citing the kingdom’s Interior Ministry. According to the Saudi ...

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Daesh Takfiri militants execute 30 Iraqi citizens in Anbar

Members of Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have reportedly killed over two dozen civilians in Iraq’s embattled western province of Anbar as terrorists suffer bitter losses from army forces and volunteer fighters. Mohammed al-Dulaimi, the deputy governor of Ramadi, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Thursday evening that Daesh extremists killed 30 Iraqi people, ...

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Russia calls for negotiations to settle Yemen conflict

Russia has called on all parties involved in the months-long Yemeni crisis to cease hostilities and try to solve their problems through negotiations and dialogue. “We consider it necessary to repeat our insistent call to all the sides to immediately stop the combat actions and settle all the current problems at ...

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Jailed Saudi blogger’s health deteriorating

A Saudi blogger, who is in jail for criticizing the kingdom’s extremist Wahhabi ideology, is suffering from deteriorating health condition due to a hunger strike, his wife says. “I am very worried about him. His health, both physical and mental, is very poor,” Raif Badawi’s wife Ensaf Haidar said on ...

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Syria army advances against militants in several areas

Syrian army troops have carried out fresh military operations against Takfiri groups on several fronts, liberating more militant-held areas and inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists. Army units backed by fighters from allied popular defense groups managed to regain control of Ghreemish, Zor al-Sous,al-Ziyadiyeh and al-Sheikh Abdullah districts in Hama ...

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Three Daesh bombings kill 16 people in northeastern Syria

At least 16 people have lost their lives and 35 others sustained injuries in a series of bomb blasts claimed by the Daesh Takfiri group in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli on the border with Turkey. The triple explosions ripped through three restaurants in a Christian neighborhood in the center ...

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Iraqi warplanes, choppers bombard Daesh positions in Kirkuk

The Iraqi Air Force has pounded positions held by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group around the city of Hawija in the northern province of Kirkuk. On Wednesday, Iraqi warplanes and helicopters carried out the airstrikes, which were aimed at paving the way for the liberation of the city. The Kurdish Peshmerga ...

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Daesh terrorists kill 40 Iraqi citizens north of Ramadi

The Takfiri Daesh terrorist group has reportedly executed more than three dozen civilians near Ramadi following the city’s recapture by the Iraqi army. A local security source told the al-Sumaria television that Deash executed 40 civilians, including women and children, in the al-Sherka district on Wednesday evening. The killing came two days after Iraqi army and allied voluntary ...

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