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More than 50 killed by suicide bombing at Kabul wedding hall

More than 50 killed by suicide bombing at Kabul wedding hall

The blast targeted a gathering of Sunni Muslims commemorating the anniversary of the prophet Muhammad's birth.

  • by Hamid Shalizi & Abdul Qadir Sediqi

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Islamic State left more than 200 mass graves in Iraq, UN says
Iraq

Islamic State left more than 200 mass graves in Iraq, UN says

More than 200 mass graves holding as many as 12,000 bodies have been found in areas of Iraq that were once controlled by Islamic State.

Medical supplies reach tent city that's home to 50,000 Syrian refugees
War

Medical supplies reach tent city that's home to 50,000 Syrian refugees

Humanitarian assistance reaches a remote refugee camp on Syria's border with Jordan for the first time since January.

Deadly IS attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt
Egypt

Deadly IS attack on Christian pilgrims in Egypt

All but one of those killed were members of the same family.

The devastating dilemma facing Yazidi mothers of children by IS
Iraq

The devastating dilemma facing Yazidi mothers of children by IS

Her family is preparing to emigrate from Iraq to Australia, but there is someone she can't bear to leave behind: her two-year-old daughter.

  • by Hamza Hendawi, Qassim Abdul-zahra & Salar Salim
Salvaged from war: Syria's National Museum of Damascus reopens
History

Salvaged from war: Syria's National Museum of Damascus reopens

Syria's National Museum of Damascus has opened its rich trove of antiquities to visitors again, seven years after war forced it to close.

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Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria
Syria

Putin says Islamic State has seized 700 hostages in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Islamic State militants have nearly 700 hostages in a US-controlled part of Syria and are executing them daily.

  • by Gleb Stolyarov
Iran says it has killed mastermind of deadly attack on parade
Iran

Iran says it has killed mastermind of deadly attack on parade

One news website run by Iranian state television said Abu Zaha was a member of Islamic State.

  • by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
Syrian jihadists signal last-minute acceptance of Idlib deal
Syria

Syrian jihadists signal last-minute acceptance of Idlib deal

The deal sets up a demilitarised zone running 15-20 km  deep into rebel territory that must be evacuated of all heavy weapons and all jihadist groups.

  • by Angus McDowall
Neil Prakash denied release in Turkey after avoiding extradition to Australia
Extremism

Neil Prakash denied release in Turkey after avoiding extradition to Australia

Legal inconsistencies and delays in the Islamic State member's case are symptomatic of the Turkish legal system, ranked one of the worst in the world.

  • by Farid Y Farid
Second bomb rocks Philippine town of Isulan as internet cafe targeted
Terrorism

Second bomb rocks Philippine town of Isulan as internet cafe targeted

Suspected militants on Sunday detonated a second bomb in less than a week in a southern Philippine town.