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Baghdad: A video of jihadists in Iraq gleefully smashing ancient statues to pieces with sledgehammers sparked global outrage and fears Friday that more of the world’s oldest heritage will be...
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Airstrikes hit IS in Syria after 220 Christians seized

BEIRUT: A US-led alliance launched airstrikes against Islamic State on Thursday in an area of northeast Syria where the militants are now estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians th




3 held over grisly Cairo dog killing

CAIRO: Egyptian authorities on Thursday arrested three men over a grisly online video showing a group of men stabbing and bludgeoning a dog to death on a busy Cairo street.



3 get death in Bahrain for killing Emarati cop

MANAMA: Three men were sentenced to death by a Bahrain court on Thursday and seven others were given a life term for killing three policeman, the kingdom’s Public Prosecution said on its Twitter accou



One dead in Egypt bombings

CAIRO: One person was killed Thursday in a bombing outside a pizzeria in the Egyptian capital as other blasts hit a police station and offices of cell phone companies, a health official said.




Five bombs explode in Cairo, one killed, five wounded

CAIRO: One person was killed and five others including policemen were wounded when five bombs exploded in Cairo on Thursday, security sources said.



220 Assyrian Christians abducted by IS in Syria: monitor

Beirut: Islamic State group jihadists have abducted 220 Assyrian Christians from villages in northeastern Syria in recent days, a monitoring group said Thursday, more than twice as many as previously




Jerusalem church building torched in apparent hate crime

Jerusalem: Suspected Jewish extremists torched part of a church-owned building in Jerusalem overnight, police said, in the second racist attack in the Holy Land in two days.

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