Factbox: Ezzat al-Douri, Saddam's loyal lieutenant, believed killed

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Factbox: Ezzat al-Douri, Saddam's loyal lieutenant, believed killed

A prominent former aide to the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and a leader of Iraqi insurgents, Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri, has been killed by Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias, the governor of Salahuddin province told al-Arabiya television.

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Islamic State, security forces clash in Iraq's largest refinery

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Islamic State, security forces clash in Iraq's largest refinery

Islamic State militants clashed with security forces inside Iraq's largest refinery on Thursday and held on to recent gains in the west of the country, as Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the extremist group remained "very, very dangerous".

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Islamic State attacks Iraqi provincial capital

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Islamic State attacks Iraqi provincial capital

Islamic State militants attacked the capital of Iraq's vast Anbar province on multiple fronts on Friday, seizing two areas on the city outskirts in a setback for a government campaign to retake the desert terrain.

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10 killed in Taliban siege on Afghan court complex

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10 killed in Taliban siege on Afghan court complex

At least 10 people died on Thursday (Apr 9) when Taliban insurgents wearing military uniforms mounted a six-hour gun and grenade siege on a court complex in northern Afghanistan, an assault highlighting the country's fragile security situation.

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Rebels battle IS for control of Damascus refugee camp

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Amateur video purports to show rebel insurgents battling Islamic State fighters for control of a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus.

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Somali Islamists kill 147 as troops end Kenya university massacre

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Somali Islamists kill 147 as troops end Kenya university massacre

At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday, the government said, after the deadliest attack in the country since US embassy bombings in 1998.

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Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit air strikes 'imminent': diplomat

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Iraq request for U.S.-led Tikrit air strikes 'imminent': diplomat

Iraq's request to the U.S.-led coalition for air strikes in the campaign to retake Tikrit from Islamic State insurgents is "imminent", a senior diplomat from a Western nation that is part of the coalition told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Fearing Islamic State, some Afghan Shi'ites seek help from old enemies

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Fearing Islamic State, some Afghan Shi'ites seek help from old enemies

Even by Afghanistan's standards of often-shifting alliances, a recent meeting between ethnic Hazara elders and local commanders of the Taliban insurgents who have persecuted them for years was extraordinary.

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U.S. Syria strategy falters with collapse of rebel group

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U.S. Syria strategy falters with collapse of rebel group

The Hazzm movement was once central to a covert CIA operation to arm Syrian rebels, but the group's collapse last week underlines the failure of efforts to unify Arab and Western support for mainstream insurgents fighting the Syrian military.

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Bodies and grief on the streets of Damascus

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Amateur video shows the aftermath of rocket attacks that killed at least 10 in Syria's capital Damascus during a heavy bombardment by Islam Army insurgents.

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Fighting traps hundreds of Chinese nationals in Myanmar -Global Times

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Fighting traps hundreds of Chinese nationals in Myanmar -Global Times

Hundreds of Chinese citizens, including miners and jade traders, are among 2,000 civilians trapped by fighting between government troops and insurgents in northern Myanmar, China's state-backed Global Times reported on Monday.

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Ukraine airport battle rages as clash lurches toward war

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Ukraine airport battle rages as clash lurches toward war

Ukraine lurched back toward full-scale conflict as government troops repelled an assault by pro-Russian insurgents for control of an eastern airport.

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Top diplomats meet to try and save Ukraine peace summit

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Top diplomats meet to try and save Ukraine peace summit

Foreign ministers from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France met on Monday (Jan 12) in Berlin to try and resolve tensions threatening to scupper a planned summit on ending the Ukrainian conflict.

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Spain arrests at least seven accused of recruiting women for Islamic State

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Spanish and Moroccan police arrest at least seven people suspected of recruiting women to support Islamic State insurgents in Syria and Iraq.

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Forty-eight hour battle for two Syrian bases leaves 180 dead

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Around 180 Syrian soldiers and insurgents are dead after a two-day long battle to capture two military bases which rebels say they now control.

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