Middle East

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At least 50 more people are critically injured after the truck reportedly blew a tyre while turning a sharp corner.

At least 153 now presumed dead in fuel tanker explosion in Pakistan

Many were rushing towards the tanker to collect fuel when it burst into flames.

File image: Pilgrims circle the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque, during the minor pilgrimage, known as Umrah.

Saudi police foil terror plot as suicide bomber targets Mecca, detonates himself and demolishes building

Six foreigners and five security force members were injured during the incident.

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, left, talks to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince.

Qatar's neighbours issue steep list of demands to end crisis, including closure of Al-Jazeera media company

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain broke ties with Qatar this month.

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Destruction of al-Nuri mosque marks defeat of ISIS claims the Iraqi Government.

Video: Aerial footage emerges of destruction of al-Hadba mosque by ISIS in Iraq

"This is a crime against the people of Mosul and all of Iraq."

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The appointment of Prince Mohammed Bin Salman has polarised opinion.

Saudi Arabia's king names bold, ambitious favourite son his heir as new generation encircles throne

The move cements his son as the driving force behind Saudi Arabia's major moves.

FILE - In this Monday, June 8, 2009 file photo, residents walk past the crooked minaret in a busy market area in Mosul, Iraq. Iraq’s ministry of defense says Islamic State militants destroyed the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul and the adjacent iconic leaning minaret when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures late Wednesday night on June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

ISIS destroys al-Nuri mosque where the militant group began in 2014

The mosque is where ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared a "caliphate".

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US shoot down Iranian armed drone in Syria

They say the drone showed 'hostile intent' whilst approaching a military camp.

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US shoots down Syrian Air Force fighter jet

The shootdown was near the town of Tabqa.

Syrian troops meet Iraqi forces at the border for the first time in years

The step has been described as "a major achievement in the fight against the Islamic State group".

Russia claims to have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

If confirmed, it would mark a major military success for Russia, who support the Syrian President.

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Hundreds more are sick after the Ramadan meal at the Khazir camp.

Two dead, hundreds sick after food poisoning at Mosul refugee camp

Saudi media has accused a Qatari charity of supplying tainted food to the residents of the desert camp.

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At least 13 people were killed in twin attacks on the government building and burial site of Iran's religious leader.

Iranian authorities arrest eight suspects for supporting ISIS attacks

Seventeen people died in the attacks on Iranian parliament and the burial site of Iran's religious leader.

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Details of the incident, which left 21 civilians dead or wounded, were reported in the book Hit and Run.

UN request to Govt over alleged Afghanistan war crimes based on 'inaccuracies' - Gerry Brownlee

The book Hit & Run alleges SAS forces were involved in raids resulting in the death or injury to civilians.

FILE -- In this May 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, holds a bilateral meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Trump sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries Tuesday in a deepening diplomatic crisis with Qatar, appearing to endorse the accusation that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation is funding terrorist groups.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Trump eases Qatar critique, offers to mediate Gulf spat

Trump offered today to personally broker a resolution to the Persian Gulf's escalating diplomatic crisis.

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Gunfire can be heard outside Mausoleum of Imam Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran following the blast.

Raw video: The moment a massive bomb explodes outside a shrine in Iran

The attacks occurred on parliament and the Ayatollah Khomeini mausoleum.

A body, background left, lies on the ground while police control the scene at the shine of late Iranian revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Several attackers stormed into Iran's parliament and a suicide bomber targeted the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on Wednesday, killing a security guard and wounding 12 other people in rare twin attacks, with the shooting at the legislature still underway. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

One dead in twin attacks on Iran's parliament

Twelve others were wounded in the attacks in Tehran.

FILE -- In this May 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, right, holds a bilateral meeting with Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Trump sided with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries Tuesday in a deepening diplomatic crisis with Qatar, appearing to endorse the accusation that the oil-rich Persian Gulf nation is funding terrorist groups.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

'So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit already paying off' - Trump appears to take credit for action against Qatar

Donald Trump has sided today with Saudi Arabia and other countries against Qatar.

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Eight others were wounded in the attack, which saw the bomb planted in a rickshaw in Herat

Motorbikes left in charred pile after bomb kills seven in Afghanistan

Eight others were wounded in the attack, which saw the bomb planted in a rickshaw in Herat

Arab powers sever ties with Qatar amid accusations it is supporting terrorist groups

Qatar critised the move as a "violation of its sovereignty."

File Image: Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani attends a Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Doha, Qatar.

Four nations cut diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens

Bahrain blamed Qatar's "media incitement (and) support for armed terrorist activities."

The Trump administration is laying out its plans to defeat the terror group.

Founder of one of ISIS' leading media outlets killed in airstrike - report

The founder of ISIS news agency Aamaq news has reportedly been killed in an airstrike on an ISIS stronghold in eastern Syria.

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More than 400 people have been wounded after a suicide bomber blew a truck up in the heard of Kabul.

Bloody scene of chaos and destruction as truck bomb in Kabul kills 90 people

More than 400 people have been wounded after a suicide bomber blew a truck up in the heard of Kabul.

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The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack in Baghdad, which also injured 24.

Twin bombings hours apart in Baghdad kill 24

One attack took place outside a popular ice cream shop in the Iraqi capital.

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