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    Muslim pilgrims mark final hajj rite

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 06:59pm on September 01, 2017

    In stifling heat, a Saudi security guard sprayed Muslim pilgrims with water as they advanced through Mina for the final rite of the hajj, the...

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    Netanyahu goes on offensive against ‘fake news’

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 10:15am on August 31, 2017

    Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday went on the offensive against ‘fake news’ in the Israeli media implicating him in alleged corruption cases...

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    In call with Saudi king, Trump urges end to Qatar dispute

    Reuters | Updated at 09:05am on August 31, 2017

    US president Donald Trump spoke with Saudi king Salman on Wednesday and urged ‘all the parties in the Qatar dispute’ to find a diplomatic resolution...

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    Pilgrims scale Mount Arafat for peak of hajj

    Agence France-Presse . Mount Arafat, Saudi Arabia | Updated at 12:05am on September 01, 2017

    Some two million Muslims from around the world began gathering Thursday on Mount Arafat for the highlight of the hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia dedicated...

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    Two million Muslims gather for Hajj pilgrimage

    Agence France-Presse . Makkah | Updated at 12:05am on August 31, 2017

    More than two million Muslims from around the world will start the Hajj pilgrimage at Islam’s holiest sites Wednesday, a religious duty and an epic...

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    Ceasefire begins in Islamic State pocket at Syria-Lebanon border

    Reuters | Updated at 11:53am on August 27, 2017

    Hezbollah and the Syrian army announced a ceasefire on Sunday in their offensive against Islamic State in Syria’s west Qalamoun region at...

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    Iraqi forces capture Tal Afar centre from IS

    Reuters | Updated at 03:06pm on August 26, 2017

    Iraqi forces have dislodged Islamic State from 70 per cent of Tal Afar, a stronghold of the militants in northwestern Iraq, including its central citadel...

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    Yemen air strike kills 12

    Reuters | Updated at 03:28pm on August 25, 2017

    An air strike on Yemen's capital Sanaa killed 12 people including six children on Friday, rescuers said...

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    Qatar slams Saudi pilgrim plan as hajj row escalates

    Agence France-Presse . Doha | Updated at 12:58am on August 23, 2017

    A row between Gulf states Qatar and Saudi Arabia over the transport of hajj pilgrims to Makkah escalated on Monday as Doha denounced current arrangements...

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    Russian jets kill over 200 IS militants near Syria's Deir al-Zor

    Reuters | Updated at 12:23pm on August 21, 2017

    Russia's air force has destroyed a large column of Islamic State fighters on their way to the Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, killing over 200...