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Civil war leaves Yemen’s port city of Aden a bombed-out husk

latimes.com  -  16 hours ago
Civil war, violence, famine and disease have ravaged Yemen, which was already the Arab world’s poorest before the conflict began.

Briton killed clearing bombs in Syria 'an outstanding example of courage'

dailymail.co.uk  -  21 hours ago
Ollie Hall, 24, who was killed sweeping for explosives in Raqqa, Syria, had been angered by the Manchester terrorist attack, inspiring him to join Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Dozens of rockets fired from Gaza into Israel, which quickly retaliates

latimes.com  -  a day ago
Israel reported that 45 rockets had been fired from Gaza into the southern part of the country overnight, prompting retaliatory strikes.

Glamour model reveals how ISIS recruiter brainwashed her on Facebook

dailymail.co.uk  -  a day ago
Glamour model Kimberley Miners, 29, from London, claims she was groomed and indoctrinated online by IS recruiter Naweed Hussain and almost ended up in Syria as his wife.

Saudi Arabia's king sacks head of entertainment over 'naked' performer

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
King Salman issued a royal decree relieving Ahmed al-Khatib of his post as head of Saudi Arabia's the General Entertainment Authority after a social media backlash about the circus.

World Cup 2018 LIVE: All the latest from fans and players in Russia

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
World Cup excitement continues today as some of the first matches of the global tournament gets underway in Russia.

Turkey charges the father of Knicks center Enes Kanter as a terrorist

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
Turkey charged the Mehmet Kanter, the father of New York Knicks center Enes, as a terrorist on Monday amidst political crackdowns by controversial president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

UN say record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide

dailymail.co.uk  -  2 days ago
By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-percent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes a decade ago, a UN report said.

Iran draws condemnation for execution of Sufi convicted of killing police

latimes.com  -  2 days ago
Iran has executed a member of a Sufi order who rammed a bus into police as they tried to disperse a rally, killing three of them.

They're calling it the Kite War. How a simple plaything became a potent weapon in the Gaza Strip

latimes.com  -  3 days ago
Kites and balloons, those summery playthings, have confounded the Israeli military, which otherwise has succeeded in securing its border from every other challenge it has faced in the clashes that have rippled across its border with the Gaza Strip since late March.

Brute chops legs and tail off a puppy and leaves it for dead in a Turkey

dailymail.co.uk  -  3 days ago
WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Turkish police have arrested a man suspected of torturing a puppy after shocking images emerged online of the maimed animal, which clung to life for two days.

Angelina Jolie visits Iraqi camp for refugees fleeing war in Syria

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
Angelina Jolie visited Domiz camp, home to 33,000 refugees from Syria, a day after being met by families in Mosul. She called the site of destruction there 'the worst' she's ever seen.

Basra was once a jewel of a city. Now it's a symbol what's wrong in Iraq

latimes.com  -  4 days ago
Basra is where the scars of Iraq’s troubles are most apparent: the perennial weakness of the state, the factions and tribes operating under their own laws, the deep-rooted corruption fueled by oil greed and – now — a thriving drug trade.

Carlos Quieroz pays tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson after late Iran World Cup win

dailymail.co.uk  -  4 days ago
Carlos Quieroz paid tribute to his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson as his Iran team grabbed a dramatic late victory over Morocco in 'Fergie Time' on Friday night.

Angelina Jolie meets families in Mosul where thousands died in ISIS battles

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
Angelina Jolie has traded the bright lights of LA for war torn Mosul to meet with the victims of Iraq's recent bloody conflict that has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands.

Moroccan football coach Herve Renard wins hearts of World Cup fans

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
Swooning football fans compared Herve Renard, 49, to everyone from Game of Thrones' Jamie Lannister, actor Matthew McConaughey, and a Disney prince.

Saudi Arabia players facing 'a penalty' after World Cup defeat

dailymail.co.uk  -  5 days ago
Saudi Arabia players are facing punishment when they return home from the World Cup after their disastrous opening day defeat by hosts Russia, according to national football chief Adel Ezzat.

Worshipers and protesters gather near Gaza Strip-Israel border to mark Eid al-Fitr holiday

latimes.com  -  6 days ago
Hundreds of people gathered in the Gaza Strip and Israel border area to pray and mark Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Thousands of seats go empty in World Cup game between Egypt and Uruguay in Ekaterinburg arena

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
The two nations played at the Ekaterinburg Arena in Russia's most easterly city, Yekaterinburg. The stadium's capacity was increased from 23,000 to 35,000 seats but today 5,200 seats were empty.

Iran players unable to wear Nike football boots due to US sanctions

dailymail.co.uk  -  6 days ago
Iran footballers who usually wear Nike boots will now have to buy their own pairs or borrow from colleagues at the Russia World Cup, following a political fall-out which has seen new US sanctions.

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