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22/06/2017 03:49

In Syria's besieged Douma, Ramadan meals among the ruins

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The scene in Syria's besieged rebel-held town of Douma is almost surreal -- tables laden with food to break the Ramadan fast are surrounded by the crumbling carcasses of bombed-out buildings.

20/04/2017 02:02

Five things to know about India's mosque dispute

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India's Supreme Court said Wednesday three senior members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a century ago.

20/04/2017 00:07

Indian politicians to face trial over mosque demolition

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Three senior members of India's ruling Hindu nationalist party including a cabinet minister should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a...

17/04/2017 06:13

Iraqi Christians mark first post-IS Easter in recaptured town

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Qaraqosh is quiet except for a church bell ringing as Iraqi Christians gather for the first Easter mass since the town was retaken from the Islamic State jihadist group.

16/04/2017 07:08

Iraq: The battle for Mosul

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Six months since Iraqi forces launched a vast operation to oust the Islamic State group from second city Mosul, they have recaptured its east and are battling for the west.

16/04/2017 06:12

Security tight as Egypt Copts hold Easter mass

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Egyptian Coptic Christians observed Easter Mass under tight security on Saturday with the ancient minority still reeling from twin church bombings that killed dozens just days before.

17/12/2016 05:47

Egypt church bombing raises calls to uproot bigotry

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Growing up in Egypt, Mina and other Copts remember all too well the anti-Christian slurs they used to hear at school and on the street.

13/12/2016 09:15

Egypt accuses Brotherhood of supporting church attackers

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Egypt's interior ministry Monday accused fugitive Muslim Brotherhood leaders who have fled to Qatar of training and financing the perpetrators of the bomb attack on a Cairo church that killed 25 people.

21/11/2016 17:19

Turkey blasts Israeli mosque prayer call bill «insult»

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Turkey on Monday denounced as «unacceptable» and an «insult» a bill being discussed in the Israeli parliament to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques.

30/10/2016 21:48

In wake of Mosul offensive, a tale of two villages

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One rose up, the other was «abducted»: as Iraqi forces launched their march on Mosul a fortnight ago, two neighbouring villages in their path experienced wildly contrasting fates.

30/10/2016 21:32

First mass in two years held in Iraq's main Christian town

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A handful of faithful gathered in a burnt out church Sunday for the first mass to be celebrated in two years in Qaraqosh, which was once Iraq's main Christian town.

30/10/2016 21:29

Yemen rebels say UN peace plan «basis for discussion»

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Yemen's Huthi rebels said Sunday that a new UN peace plan was a «basis for discussion» despite containing «fundamental flaws». The plan to end the country's 19-month-old war is «a basis for discussion... but contains fundamental flaws in general, in the details and the timeframe,» the rebels said in a statement.

30/10/2016 04:46

France ends military mission in CAR after abuse allegations

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France's Operation Sangaris will formally end on Monday, almost three years after the military mission was launched in December 2013 to quell inter-ethnic unrest in Central African Republic (CAR).

29/03/2016 14:33

Pakistan detains more than 200 people after Easter bombing

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Pakistan has detained more than 200 people and questioned thousands more as authorities hunt down those behind the Easter Sunday bombing in Lahore which killed 73 people, including children, the Punjab provincial law minister said Tuesday.

28/03/2016 16:25

Pakistan army crackdown as families bury victims of Easter blast

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Pakistan's army launched raids and arrested suspects Monday after a Taliban suicide bomber targeting Christians over Easter killed 72 people including many children in a park crowded with families.

28/03/2016 10:24

Pakistan suicide blast targeted Christians: Taliban

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A Taliban suicide bomber who attacked a Pakistani park thronging with families was targeting Christians, the group said Monday, as the death toll rose to 72, with children making up nearly half of the dead.

26/03/2016 23:59 Video

Place de la Bourse a Brussels symbol of pain

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The square of the finance, at the center of the city, has become spontaneously, the place where the inhabitants of the Belgian capital have flocked to collect, remember the victims, encourage each other. Four days after the attacks, the square is still full of candles, flowers, hearts, teddy bears and messages.

23/03/2016 18:15

Belgium names suicide bomber brothers as nation mourns

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Belgium said on Wednesday that two brothers with links to the Paris attacks were among the suicide bombers who struck Brussels, as mourners observed a minute's silence for victims of the carnage.

20/10/2015 10:29

Russian raids in Syria have killed 370: monitor

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The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 243 rebel fighters had been killed, among them 52 from the Islamic State group, along with 127 civilians.

18/10/2015 19:43

Gunman kills Israeli soldier as diplomats seek calm

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An Israeli soldier was killed Sunday in a shooting at a bus station in Beersheba, further stoking fears of a full-blown Palestinian uprising as diplomats scramble to quell tensions.

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