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Qatar foreign minister:’We have been anything but soft on terrorism’

Qatar has said it wants to resolve the diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf through dialogue, despite the "aggression" of its Arab critics. Speaking in...

Internet ’giants’ to address ’critical challenge’ posed by the spread of terrorism online

Four internet giants have teamed up to tackle terrorism, pledging to make their services hostile to violent extremists. Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube and Twitter have formed...

Kuwait offers to mediate diplomatic crisis among Arab countries

Kuwait is trying to mediate a diplomatic crisis in which Arab countries have cut diplomatic ties to Qatar and moved to isolate the energy-rich,...

Attack on military hospital in Afghan capital kills 30

An attack on a military hospital in Afghanistan has killed more than 30 people, the country's Defence Ministry has said. An affiliate of the so-called...

Brussels airport terror suspect charged in connection with Paris attacks

Mohamed Abrini, the "man in the hat" who escaped from Brussels airport just before a deadly suicide attack, has been charged in France over...

Trump to defer to defence secretary on ’torture’ policy

US President Donald Trump has made clear that his defence secretary’s opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation "does work". Mr...

Boko Haram besieging villages in Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters are overrunning villages near the Nigerian town of Chibok, forcing hundreds of people to flee as they loot and burn in...

Air strikes resume in Aleppo

Air strikes have hit rebel-held eastern areas of Aleppo for the first time in three weeks, Syrian opposition activists say, amid fears it could...

Iraqi forces enter outskirts of Mosul and evacuate residents to camp

Iraqi special forces have entered the outskirts of Mosul, taking the state television building and advancing despite fierce resistance by Islamic State (IS) fighters...

Nigerian Govt negotiates release of 21 girls captured by Boko Haram over two years ago

Some 21 of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamic extremists more than two years ago have been freed in negotiations, officials said. Some...

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Nina Dobrev confirms relationship with Shaun White as she gives him a haircut

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Socially distanced gatherings of six permitted under UK’s lockdown easing

Friends and family will be able to meet in parks and gardens in socially distanced groups of six under British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s...

Security law ‘puts Hong Kong’s appeal for business at risk’

Hong Kong’s status as a leading place to do business could be in peril following the adoption of a national security law. The legislation, which...
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