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August 27, 2015 10:04 pm

A total of 502 people died in the kingdom since the virus first appeared in 2012, according to updated figures posted on the ministry's website, including 19, all Saudis, since last Thursday.

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August 27, 2015 12:51 pm

The military says it hit a Hamas weapon manufacturing facility early Thursday.

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August 27, 2015 10:50 am

The strike took place on Tuesday near Raqqa, Syria. Hussain, 21, moved to Syria sometime in the last two years.

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August 27, 2015 12:49 pm

"We had to cut up the deck of the wooden boat to get to (the bodies) in a safe way," Swedish coast guard spokesman Mattias Lindholm said.

August 26, 2015 8:34 am

Throughout the centuries, invaders, religious fanatics and colonizers have targeted works of art, houses of worship and other pieces of heritage.

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August 24, 2015 9:23 pm

Monday's event is the first time the council has met on gay rights. US Ambassador Samantha Power calls the closed-door meeting "historic."

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August 24, 2015 6:22 pm

The small vehicles are reportedly being imported by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from Turkey.

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In a one minute and 17 second video, he is seen wearing a black hood with his face uncovered for the first time on camera, The Independent reported.

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August 24, 2015 10:18 am

For years, both he and Netanyahu issued veiled threats to attack if the world did not take action. Those threats were widely seen as a key factor in rallying international sanctions against Iran.

August 24, 2015 8:25 am

The temple bombing would be the first time the insurgents, who control swathes of Syria and Iraq and captured Palmyra in May, damaged monumental Roman-era ruins.

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August 23, 2015 4:43 pm

Britain has had no diplomatic presence in Tehran since hard-liners protesting the imposition of international sanctions stormed it in November 2011.

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Boko Haram pledged allegiance to IS in March and in June was declared its West African province.

August 22, 2015 5:49 pm

IRNA quoted Col. Farzad Fereidouni, a local air defense system commander, in a report Saturday as saying the unmanned aircraft was shot down in recent days after it "confronted" the air defense missile system.

August 22, 2015 5:25 pm

A brief military statement released Saturday says the air raids against the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, targets were carried out on Thursday and Friday.

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August 22, 2015 4:12 pm

The surface-to-surface Fateh-313, or Conqueror, was unveiled at a ceremony marking Defense Industry Day and attended by President Hassan Rouhani, who said military might was necessary to achieve peace in the volatile Middle East.

August 22, 2015 1:52 pm

"We heard a huge blast from the military training camp in Kismayu and then gunfire followed," said a shopkeeper in the city.

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August 22, 2015 8:49 am

The External Affairs Minister will be on a two-day visit to Egypt from Monday which is expected to help bilateral ties gain traction.

August 21, 2015 10:24 pm

The destruction of the Saint Elian Monastery near the town of Qaryatain comes days after IS militants in the town of Palmyra publicly beheaded an 81-year-old antiquities scholar.

August 21, 2015 9:44 pm

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief reporters, said that the first 23 civilians were killed by rebel shelling.

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August 21, 2015 5:29 pm

Members of the Mandela family were in the cramped courtroom where Mbuso Mandela, 24, appeared. He has been in police custody since his arrest on Saturday.

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August 20, 2015 9:57 pm

Saudi Arabia has led an air war against Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies in neighbouring Yemen since March 26.

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August 20, 2015 9:38 pm

The lack of basic foodstuffs, shortage of clean water, and diminished fuel supply have created "the dawn of a perfect storm for the most vulnerable Yemeni people", according to WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin.

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August 20, 2015 9:35 pm

Allan began his fast to protest the Israel's policy of administrative detention, which allows authorities to hold suspects for months without charge or trial.

August 20, 2015 2:24 pm

"Let the apostates of the police and army, the followers of Jews, know we are a people who do not forget our revenge," the statement said.

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August 20, 2015 10:02 am

"I am surprised that rejecting discrimination, and reiterating the principles of equality and justice in the U.N. Charter, can still be contested by anyone," Khalaf said.

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August 20, 2015 9:56 am

Pistorius is also facing an appeal at the Supreme Court in November, when prosecutors will again press for a murder conviction and a minimum jail sentence of 15 years.

August 20, 2015 7:38 am

The revelation on Wednesday riled Republican lawmakers in the U.S. who have been severely critical of a broader agreement to limit Iran's future nuclear programs.

August 20, 2015 2:36 pm

Comments on Twitter indicated the blast, which heavily damaged the face of the state security building, was heard in several parts of the Egyptian capital.

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August 20, 2015 8:24 am

According to Syrian state news agency SANA, al-Asaad was beheaded on Tuesday in a square outside the town's museum.

August 19, 2015 3:18 pm

The ward will remain closed for two weeks and that the patients are being transferred to other hospitals.

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August 19, 2015 12:25 pm

State news agency SANA and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights say IS beheaded 81-year-old Khaled Asaad on Tuesday in a square outside the town's museum.

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August 19, 2015 8:14 am

The report says that as of a week ago, 398 children have been killed, 377 have been recruited to fight and 1.3 million have fled their homes.

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August 16, 2015 8:28 pm

Syrian government air raids on rebel-held areas throughout the country have killed thousands over the past few years.

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August 16, 2015 6:18 pm

The officials say three suicide attackers drove explosives-laden military vehicles into government forces' barricades outside Fallujah, west of Baghdad.

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August 16, 2015 7:41 am

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing in a communique distributed via affiliated Twitter accounts.

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August 15, 2015 9:12 pm

The explosion took place Saturday in the Habibiya neighborhood of Sadr City, a district in the Iraqi capital. The official says at least 17 people were wounded.