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Dozens killed in Egypt mosque attack

Militants bombed a Sufi mosque and fired on worshippers in the volatile Sinai Peninsula during Friday prayers, Egyptian officials said, killing at least 85 people in what appeared to be the latest attack by the area’s ISIS affiliate. The extremists attacked the al-Rawdah mosque in the town of Bir al-Abd, 25 miles …

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Truck bomb in northern Iraq kills at least 20

At least 20 people were killed and 40 wounded when a suicide bomber set off a truck bomb near a crowded marketplace in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, police and medical sources told Reuters on Tuesday. An interior ministry spokesman confirmed that a “violent explosion” took place near …

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Blast kills at least 50 at Nigeria mosque

A bombing attack has killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, police say. Police said a teenage assailant detonated his explosives early Tuesday as people were arriving for morning prayers at the mosque in the town of Mubi in Nigeria’s Adamawa State. “So far, we have …

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Yemeni troops oust Al Qaida from southern town

Yemeni forces, trained and armed by the UAE, have booted Al Qaida militants out of a town in the southern province of Shabwa, local military officers said. A large convoy of military vehicles carrying at least two hundreds soldiers, locally known Shabwani Elite Forces, stormed the town of Houta, forcing …

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Sisi names new chief of staff

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Saturday named a new armed forces chief of staff, AFP reported. He appointed former defense ministry secretary general Mohammed Farid Hegazy to the post, the presidency announced, without providing a reason for the change. His predecessor Mahmoud Hegazy, who had held the post since …

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Emirates’ US flights will be subject to further security screening

Emirates airline confirmed on Wednesday that passengers on board its flights to the US will be subject to further security screening from Thursday to comply with American government requirements. An Emirates spokesperson told Gulf News that the enhanced security screening, which follows new guidelines received from the US government, could …

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WTF: So What The Fatwa Is Going On?

By Farhana Qazi Who has the right to issue a fatwa, an Islamic ruling, is an important question that is confused by born-again scholars and unlearned authority figures. Today, there are thousands, if not millions, of Muslim scholars issuing legal edicts on wide-ranging subjects. What’s troubling is that hardliners as well …

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3 US troops killed in ambush in Niger

Three members of the US Special Operations Forces were killed and two others were wounded in southwest Niger near the Mali-Niger border when a joint US-Nigerien patrol was attacked Wednesday, two administration officials told CNN. The administration officials added that the two wounded US troops had been evacuated to the …

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