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Britian to introduce new anti-terrorism laws

Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with rebel groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to block such suspected British radical fighters[…]

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Iraq retakes more towns from Islamic State

Iraqi Kurdish forces and Shia armed volunteers have retaken more northern towns from the Islamic State group, killing at least two of its senior fighters, sources have told Al Jazeera. A day after breaking the siege in the town of Amerli north of Baghdad, government forces retook the town of[…]

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Case filed against Pakistan protest leaders

The Pakistani government has brought a case against two opposition leaders at the centre of the anti-government protests that has seen the state television headquarters in the capital stormed earlier in the day. Police station secretariat in Islamabad has registered a case under an anti-terrorism act against politician Imran Khan,[…]

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Health workers toll mounts in W.Africa

Nigeria’s health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners on Monday as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers. Nigeria on Sunday confirmed a fresh case of Ebola in a doctor whose husband died from the[…]

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Israel seizes 400 hectares of West Bank land

The United States has urged Israel to reverse its decision to seize nearly 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, a move anti-settlement activists termed the largest land grab in 30 years. Israel announced the massive land appropriation on Sunday in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem just[…]

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Iraq breaks Islamic State siege of Amerli

Government forces mainly composed of Kurdish peshmerga fighters and armed volunteers have broken through the Islamic State group siege on the town of Amerli located between Baghdad, and the northern city of Kirkuk, sources have told Al Jazeera. Iraqi forces and the armed volunteers entered the city on Sunday, where[…]

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Galloway beaten for his anti-Israel views

George Galloway has been released from hospital a day after being attacked in London, allegedly for his anti-Israeli views. His spokesman said the UK MP appears to have some broken ribs and bruising to his head. Galloway, who is a MP for the Respect Party, was posing for pictures in[…]

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