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Coronavirus outbreak in Iran: Kashmiri students, short of funds and struggling to get home, get cold shoulder from Indian authorities
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Coronavirus outbreak in Iran: Kashmiri students, short of funds and struggling to get home, get cold shoulder from Indian authorities

Every day, Kashmiri students in Iran awake to worried calls from family and friends back home who have heard news of an outbreak.

Iran's deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi who downplayed coronavirus fears tests positive for illness himself; Tehran sees rise in new case
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Iran's deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi who downplayed coronavirus fears tests positive for illness himself; Tehran sees rise in new case

The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said on Tuesday.

Coronavirus outbreak: Iran lawmaker claims 50 dead in city of Qom; officials deny claim, say 12 deaths so far
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Coronavirus outbreak: Iran lawmaker claims 50 dead in city of Qom; officials deny claim, say 12 deaths so far

Neighboring countries have reported infections from travelers from Iran in recent days, prompting several to shut their borders to Iranian citizens

More than 30 dead, 100 wounded in Iraq's Karbala as stampede breaks out at Shiite shrine
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More than 30 dead, 100 wounded in Iraq's Karbala as stampede breaks out at Shiite shrine

It is Iraq's deadliest stampede in recent history during Ashura, whose commemorative marches had previously been targeted by Sunni extremist groups

Over 30,000 civilians flee Yemen's Hodeida as clashes between Saudi-led coalition, Houthi rebels intensify
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Over 30,000 civilians flee Yemen's Hodeida as clashes between Saudi-led coalition, Houthi rebels intensify

Many civilians have fled from rebel-held Hodeida in Yemen as clashes between the Saudi-led coalition army and Houthi rebels intensified

Kabul blast claimed by Taliban: Timeline of terror attacks in Afghanistan capital since 2016
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Kabul blast claimed by Taliban: Timeline of terror attacks in Afghanistan capital since 2016

Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have stepped up their attacks in Kabul since 2016, turning the city of some five million people into one of the deadliest places in Afghanistan for civilians

Kabul in mourning as suicide attack on mosque kills 28
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Kabul in mourning as suicide attack on mosque kills 28

On 25 August, 2017, an attack on a Shiite mosque in the Afghanistan's capital Kabul killed 28 and injured over 50 including four policemen

IS terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait: Why has the world come to this pass?
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IS terror attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait: Why has the world come to this pass?

A troika of attacks - one in France, the other in Tunisia and the third in Kuwait - left scores dead and many wounded. The Middle East appears to be spiraling into a downward trajectory of anarchy and chaos; the rest of the world is not insulated either.

Saudi Arabia: Clerics condemn Islamic State as heretics but preach intolerance
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Saudi Arabia: Clerics condemn Islamic State as heretics but preach intolerance

Saudi Arabia and its ultra conservative Wahhabi school are often seen in the West as the ideological wellspring of al Qaeda, which has staged attacks across the world and of Islamic State, which has beheaded hostages in Syria and Iraq.

Iraq: Parliament session ends in chaos as Sunnis, Kurds stage walk out
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Iraq: Parliament session ends in chaos as Sunnis, Kurds stage walk out

In Iraqi parliament first session since its election in April collapsed when Sunnis and Kurds refused to return from a recess to the parliamentary chamber after Shi'ites failed to name a Iraq PM.

Iraq crisis: What is a caliphate? All you need to know
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Iraq crisis: What is a caliphate? All you need to know

Sunni jihadists have declared an Islamic caliphate on territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria, reviving a system of rule abolished nearly one century ago.

ISIL declaration of caliphate in Iraq, Syria meaningless: US
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ISIL declaration of caliphate in Iraq, Syria meaningless: US

The United States said the declaration by Sunni militants of an "Islamic caliphate" on territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria has "no meaning."

Iraq crisis: Death toll in June at 2000, highest since May 2007
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Iraq crisis: Death toll in June at 2000, highest since May 2007

Nearly 2,000 people were killed in Iraq this month, the highest figure since May 2007, according to government figures.

Iraq crisis: PM admits political measures needed apart from military action
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Iraq crisis: PM admits political measures needed apart from military action

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki conceded on Thursday that political measures are needed alongside military action to repel a Sunni insurgeny in Iraq.

UN mission in Iraq asks govt to probe foreign nationals' abductions
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UN mission in Iraq asks govt to probe foreign nationals' abductions

The UN mission in Iraq has asked authorities in the country to investigate the incidents of extrajudicial killings and abductions.

Iraq: Baghdad fear-stricken, economy upset as ISIL inches closer
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Iraq: Baghdad fear-stricken, economy upset as ISIL inches closer

Battlefield setbacks and the conflict's growing sectarian slant is turning Iraq's capital into an anxiety-filled place waiting for disaster to happen.

Will get involved in Iraq only if they have a political plan: Obama
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Will get involved in Iraq only if they have a political plan: Obama

Barack Obama has said that US will not indulge in a military action against Islamist militant groups in Iraq in the absence of a political plan by the Iraqi government.

Iraq insurgency: Fear, bias against minorities behind army collapse
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Iraq insurgency: Fear, bias against minorities behind army collapse

Fear is one factor behind the collapse of Iraqi security forces when fighters led by the Islamic State overran the cities of Mosul and Tikrit this week.

Uttar Pradesh: Violence in Moradabad during Moharram procession
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Uttar Pradesh: Violence in Moradabad during Moharram procession

The violence saw angry mobs pelting stones at passersby, vandalising property and indulging in stray arson.

Suicide bomb attacks on Iraqi school, Shi'ite pilgrims, kill 29
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Suicide bomb attacks on Iraqi school, Shi'ite pilgrims, kill 29

A suicide bomber drove a truck packed with explosives into the playground of a primary school in northern Iraq and blew himself up, killing 14 children and their headmaster on Sunday, police and medical sources said.