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Egyptian jets carry out 6 strikes against terror camps in Libya: state TV

Egyptian air forces carried out six airstrikes on Friday against terrorist training camps in the Libyan city of Darna in response to the shooting attack in Egypt's Minya governorate that killed 28 Copts, Egyptian state TV reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/27 10:55:28

Egypt's Sisi says Egyptian forces hit terror camps in response to Minya attack

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that the Egyptian forces hit terrorist training camps after the shooting attack that killed 28 Copts in Upper Egypt's Minya governorate.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/27 10:45:09

UN Security Council condemns terrorist attack in Egypt

The UN Security Council condemned Friday the terrorist attack, which took place earlier Friday in Minya of Egypt, with at least 28 people being killed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/27 10:39:19

Tunisia opens trial over 2015 massacre

A Tunisian court held its first public hearing on Friday in the trial of 26 people in connection with a 2015 jihadist beach massacre that killed dozens of foreign tourists.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/27 0:33:39

28 killed in fresh attack on Egypt Christians

Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 28 people including many children, officials said.
Source: Agencies | 2017/5/27 0:28:39

Hamas executes 3 Palestinians for murdering its top militant in Gaza

Three Palestinians convicted for the murder of top Hamas leader Mazen Fuqaha were executed by Hamas security forces on Thursday, stated the Hamas-run interior ministry in an emailed press statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:44:18

US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in eastern Syria

At least 35 people were killed Thursday by US-led airstrikes on areas in eastern Syria, a monitor group reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 7:40:27

Faces from Mosul

Displaced children stand in line to get food at the Hammam al-Alil camp for internally displaced people south of Mosul, Syria, on Thursday, as government forces continue their offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. Photo: AFP
Source: AFP | 2017/5/26 0:08:40

Abbas urges US envoy to intervene in prisoners strike in Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday urged Jason Greenblatt, United States President Donald Trump's envoy to the Middle East, to intervene to resolve the Palestinian prisoners hunger strike.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 23:51:59

Iraqi paramilitary forces free 9 villages in anti-IS operation in west of Mosul

Iraqi paramilitary Hashd Shaabi units retook control of nine villages from Islamic State (IS) militants on Thursday, as part of a new push of a major operation to drive out the militants from areas near Iraqi-Syrian border in west of Mosul, the units said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 23:51:20

Iran says it has built 3rd underground ballistic missile factory

Iran has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency quoted a senior commander of the elite Revolutionary Guard as saying.
Source: Reuters | 2017/5/25 22:58:40

Iraqi twin brothers acquitted of mass-murder charges

Pirkanmaa District Court of Finland on Wednesday dismissed the charges against Iraqi twin brothers, who were suspected of participation in a massacre in Iraq in 2014, Finnish media reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 8:45:01

In maiden trip overseas, Trump eyes Mideast reset

As US President Donald Trump wrapped up his maiden trip to the Middle East, his intention to reset strained relationship between the US and the Muslim world was vividly revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 8:42:07

Iran discovers huge gas field in Persian Gulf basin

Iran has discovered a new gas field in the Persian Gulf basin to south of the country, Press TV reported on Wednesday quoting an Iranian energy official as saying.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 8:34:58

Rouhani says Iran "heedless" of pressure to continue missile program

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is "heedless" of what the "enemy" says and will continue its missile program.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 8:30:55

Brother and father of Manchester bomber arrested in Tripoli

Brother and father of the Manchester bomber were arrested in Tripoli, a security source told Xinhua.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 8:25:46

Ready to fight

A member of Iraqi forces climbs out of a house on the frontline in the old city of Mosul on Wednesday, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from Islamic State group fighters.
Source: IC | 2017/5/25 0:38:39

31 injured, 5 dead, 386 arrested in security operation in Bahrain

Altogether 31 policemen were injured in a major security operation in Duraz village, southern suburb of capital Manama, in which a total of 386 individuals were arrested.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/25 0:10:07