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ISIS Attacks Intensify at Mali, Burkina Faso Border

ISIS Attacks Intensify at Mali, Burkina Faso Border

Assaya Ngweba said militants transformed his once-peaceful village in Burkina Faso, near the border with Mali, into "a place of misfortune and death." Now the 78-year-old is among half a million people who have fled the area this year as the extremists linked to al-Qaeda and ISIS increase attacks

Turkey Replaces More Pro-Kurdish Mayors as Crackdown Widens

Turkey Replaces More Pro-Kurdish Mayors as Crackdown Widens

Turkey has replaced four mayors from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) with state officials, the offices of two provincial governors said on Tuesday, part of a widening crackdown on local councils controlled by the party. Ankara accuses the HDP of links to militants of the outlawed

Saudi King Salman Receives Message from Kuwait Emir

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz received on Wednesday a written message from Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, reported the Saudi Press Agency. The message was delivered to him in Riyadh by Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh

Chiefs of Staff from 18 Countries Pledge to Protect Region’s Security

Chiefs of Staff from 18 Countries Pledge to Protect Region’s Security

Chiefs of Staff of the Gulf Cooperation Council states and a number of countries, including Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Korea, United Kingdom and the US, emphasized on Monday their determination to deter any aggression that targets vital f

Iranian Government Calls on EDC to Overcome FATF’s Dilemma

Iranian Government Calls on EDC to Overcome FATF’s Dilemma

Iran’s government insists on bypassing the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global watchdog on combating money laundering, amid opposition from supporters of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps' (IRGC) cross-border strategy. Vice President Eshagh Jahangiri called on the country’s Expedi

Judo-Iran Hit with Indefinite Ban for Pressuring Fighter Not to Face Israeli

Judo-Iran Hit with Indefinite Ban for Pressuring Fighter Not to Face Israeli

Iran has been banned indefinitely from international competition until it can give strong guarantees that its athletes will be allowed to face Israelis, the International Judo Federation (IJF) has said. The IJF decision follows a protective suspension imposed on the Iran Judo Federation on Septem

Iranian Judiciary Denies Arrests Linked to Leaks Website

Iranian judicial spokesperson Gholam Hossein Ismaili denied arrests taking place within the country’s government and judiciary related to the leaks website case of Amad News.