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World 30 Sep 2020 | 2:55 AM

IS kills 9 civilians in Syria's Hama

DAMASCUS, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Nine civilians were killed on Tuesday by the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria's central province of Hama, Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

World 30 Sep 2020 | 2:32 AM

Lebanese security head warns of IS plan for terror operations

BEIRUT, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The terror group Islamic State (IS) is planning to launch terrorist operations in Lebanon, Lebanese security chief warned on Tuesday.

World 28 Sep 2020 | 8:54 PM

Threat to evacuate U.S. diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could turn their country into a battle zone.

World 27 Sep 2020 | 2:15 AM

Lebanese security forces kill two members of armed group, sources say

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese security forces killed at least two militants during a heavy exchange of fire on Saturday with an armed group in northeast Lebanon, close to the Syrian border, security sources said.

World 27 Sep 2020 | 1:22 AM

Suspected Islamists kill at least 11 in attack on convoy in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 11 people in northeastern Nigeria in an attack on a security convoy that was taking people displaced by an insurgency back to their homes, police and security sources said on Saturday.

World 26 Sep 2020 | 9:29 PM

Canadian police arrest man over 'hoax' Islamic State activity

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a man on suspicion of lying about having joined Islamic State and committed execution-style killings, charging him with "hoax-terrorist activity", authorities said late on Friday.

World 25 Sep 2020 | 3:50 PM

Turkey orders dozens of arrests, including Kurdish opposition, over Kobani protests

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Friday ordered the arrest of 82 people including members of a pro-Kurdish opposition party, over 2014 violent protests against the siege by Islamic State of the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.

World 24 Sep 2020 | 5:15 AM

Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Sept. 23

TEHRAN -- Iran reported 3,605 new COVID-19 patients overnight, raising the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 432,798 on Wednesday, according to Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

World 24 Sep 2020 | 3:46 AM

Eastern Libyan forces say they killed Islamic State leader

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces said on Wednesday they killed the leader of the Islamic State group in North Africa during a raid in the southern desert city of Sebha earlier this month.