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07 January 2019 5:56 PM WATCH: Aftermath of US embassy red paint attack in Athens

Greek police detained ten people and formally arrested two of them on Monday after the US Embassy in Athens was vandalized with paint. Police said the 10 were detained after a group of people on motorbikes threw red paint at the embassy's parking entrance at around 03:30 local time. An anarchist group known as Rouvikonas claimed responsibility for the attack 90

06 January 2019 2:35 PM John Bolton to Israel and Turkey to discuss Syria pullout

US National Security Adviser John Bolton was deployed to Israel to allay concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to withdrawal troops from Syria and discuss the process with Turkish officials. The pull-out announced last month was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests 102

06 January 2019 12:09 PM Boeing stuck in Iran creates headaches for Norwegian airline

Oslo - Norwegian Air Shuttle said Friday one of its Boeing 737s has been stuck in Iran for three weeks after an unscheduled landing due to engine problems, as US restrictions reportedly create headaches for the airline and possibly passengers. The aircraft was en route from Dubai to Oslo with 192 passengers and crew members on board when it carried out a "safety 207

31 December 2018 6:56 PM Iraq sentenced 616 foreigners for ISIS links in 2018

Iraq sentenced more than 600 foreigners including many women and dozens of minors in 2018 for belonging to the Islamic State group, the judiciary said on Monday. Iraq declared "victory" over ISIS at the end of 2017 after a three-year war against the jihadists, who once controlled nearly a third of the country as well as swathes of neighbouring Syria 92

30 November 2018 7:10 PM Tunisia arrests 12 suspected ISIS members, dismantles cells: ministry

Authorities have arrested 12 suspected members of the Islamic State group and seized bomb making materials since a suicide attack last month, the interior ministry said on Friday. Authorities have also "dismantled four takfiri (Sunni extremist) sleeper cells in several parts of Tunisia", the ministry said in a statement. The announcement follows an attack 66

30 November 2018 11:44 AM Nigerian leader: Islamic extremists are now using drones

Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country's president says, opening a worrying new front in the region's nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the development during a meeting on Thursday of countries that contribute troops to a multinational 80

20 November 2018 3:50 AM Man charged over Nigerian 'First Lady' email scam

A 48-year-old man appeared in court on Monday accused of attempting to defraud people around the world of $20.5 million by pretending to be Nigeria's first lady. Julius Anyawu Uche was charged with 10 offences under cybercrimes legislation after scam emails were sent in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari's wife, Aisha. The defendant pleaded not guilty 78

13 November 2018 2:30 PM Pope to visit Morocco in March

Pope Francis, who has made building bridges between Christianity and Islam a cornerstone of his papacy, will visit Morocco in March, the Vatican said on Tuesday. Francis, 81, will be the second pope to travel to Morocco, following John Paul II more than three decades ago. He will take in Rabat and Casablanca on the March 30-31 trip to the Muslim-majority 70

12 November 2018 7:04 AM Homeless 'Trolleyman' hailed, rewarded for ramming street attacker in Australia

A homeless man who rammed a shopping trolley at a knife-wielding attacker who was threatening police is being hailed and rewarded for his actions, but he insists he isn't a hero. Michael Rogers emerged from a crowd of onlookers during the attack on Friday afternoon in downtown Melbourne, Australia, in which one person was fatally stabbed and two others 66

11 September 2018 7:32 AM 30 000 flee in Syria as UN fears century's 'worst' crisis

Violence in northwest Syria has displaced more than 30 000 people this month alone, the UN said on Monday, warning that a looming assault could create the century's "worst humanitarian catastrophe". Idlib province and adjacent rural areas form the largest piece of territory still held by Syria's beleaguered rebels, worn down by a succession of government 73