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US accuses Islamic State of genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shi'ites
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US accuses Islamic State of genocide against Christians, Yazidis and Shi'ites

The government also added that acknowledging that Islamic State has committed genocides would not result in any legal obligation for the United States.

Twenty dead, 40 wounded as suicide bomber attacks funeral in Iraq's Muqdadiyah
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Twenty dead, 40 wounded as suicide bomber attacks funeral in Iraq's Muqdadiyah

The bombing targeted a funeral for a well-known member of the Beni Tamim, one of the main tribes in Iraq's Diyala province, where Muqdadiyah is located.

Islamic State bombings near Syria Shiite Sayyida Zeinab shrine kill 71
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Islamic State bombings near Syria Shiite Sayyida Zeinab shrine kill 71

Bombings claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed 71 people and wounded dozens more on Sunday near a revered Shiite shrine outside the Syrian capital Damascus, a monitor said.

Deadly shooting in mosque kills 3 in Saudi Arabia
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Deadly shooting in mosque kills 3 in Saudi Arabia

A shooting at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia killed three people and wounded others Friday during prayers.

'New chapter in Tehran-Beijing relations': Iran's President Rouhani hails Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit
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'New chapter in Tehran-Beijing relations': Iran's President Rouhani hails Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit

President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a "new chapter" in Iran's relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region.

Deadly Saudi-led airstrike on police facility kills 26, injures 15 in Yemen
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Deadly Saudi-led airstrike on police facility kills 26, injures 15 in Yemen

An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition targeted a building used by police in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 26 people and wounding about 15.

At least 60 killed as Nigeria army raids Shi'ite sect and arrests leader, says local hospital
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At least 60 killed as Nigeria army raids Shi'ite sect and arrests leader, says local hospital

At least 60 people were killed this weekend when the Nigeria army raided a minority Shi'ite sect and arrested its leader in the northern city of Zaria, the director of a local hospital

Truck bombing at Baghdad market kills 67; Islamic State claims responsibility
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Truck bombing at Baghdad market kills 67; Islamic State claims responsibility

A massive truck bomb ripped through a popular Baghdad food market in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood early Thursday morning, killing at least 67 people, police officials said.

Pakistan police kills Malik Ishaq, leader of anti-Shiite militant group
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Pakistan police kills Malik Ishaq, leader of anti-Shiite militant group

The leader of an anti-Shiite militant group behind some of Pakistan's worst sectarian attacks was killed in a shootout with police Wednesday, authorities said.

Three Saudi brothers arrested over Kuwait mosque bombing
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Three Saudi brothers arrested over Kuwait mosque bombing

Three Saudi brothers have been arrested in connection with the bombing of a Kuwaiti mosque that killed 26 people, Riyadh said on Tuesday after a shootout with one of the suspects.

Hezbollah announces battle with IS along Syria-Lebanon border
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Hezbollah announces battle with IS along Syria-Lebanon border

The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement announced on Wednesday that the powerful Shiite militia had begun to fight the Islamic State jihadist group

Saudi Shiites gather to bury 'heroes' who died preventing suicide bomber from entering mosque
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Saudi Shiites gather to bury 'heroes' who died preventing suicide bomber from entering mosque

The remains of four Saudi Shiite 'heroes' blown to pieces after preventing a suicide bomber from entering a mosque will be buried on Wednesday.

India sends Air India aircraft to bring back citizens from strife-torn Yemen
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India sends Air India aircraft to bring back citizens from strife-torn Yemen

Air India on Monday flew its first flight to airlift hundreds of Indians stranded in the strife-torn Yemen, soon after the government decided to evacuate its citizens amid the chaotic situation in the Gulf country.

Iraq: At least 22 dead in suicide attack near Baghdad
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Iraq: At least 22 dead in suicide attack near Baghdad

The group, known as Sahwa or the Awakening Councils, is made up of Sunni militiamen who joined US troops in the fight against al-Qaida during the height of Iraq's insurgency in 2007 and 2008.

Saudi: Govt says security forces have killed four militants in Shi'ite village
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Saudi: Govt says security forces have killed four militants in Shi'ite village

Saudi Shi`ites complain it is harder for them to get government jobs than Sunnis, or to build places of worship, and the kingdom`s state-employed clergy use abusive language to describe their sect in sermons and religious text books.

Yemen: al-Qaida affiliate threatens to kill US hostage
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Yemen: al-Qaida affiliate threatens to kill US hostage

The American not identified by name and Yemen did not officially confirm the participation of US commandos in the rescue mission.

US drone kills 7; 33 dead in clashes in central Yemen
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US drone kills 7; 33 dead in clashes in central Yemen

Yemeni military sources said a US drone had killed seven suspected al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen while they were on their way to carry out an attack.

Iraq: As Shi'ites celebrate Ashoura, security forces put on high alert
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Iraq: As Shi'ites celebrate Ashoura, security forces put on high alert

Shi'ites are commemorating the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in AD 680.

Who's who on the Iraq-Syria battleground: All you need to know
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Who's who on the Iraq-Syria battleground: All you need to know

Jihadists, peshmerga, Shiite militia, anti-Assad rebels, regular troops and foreign advisors, a short summary of who is fighting who in Iraq and Syria.

Yemen govt reaches agreement with Houthi rebels to end crisis
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Yemen govt reaches agreement with Houthi rebels to end crisis

The decade-old Houthi insurrection is just one of several security challenges in a country which is also home to one of al Qaeda's most active wings