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U.N. calls for humanitarian truce in Yemen's Taiz province

DUBAI The United Nations called for a humanitarian truce in the Yemeni province of Taiz after government forces captured a town from Iran-allied Houthi militia in heavy fighting that has spurred allegations of war crimes.

Tehran says no info on al Qaeda members alleged by U.S. to live in Iran 26 Jul 2016

BEIRUT Iran on Tuesday said it was not aware of the presence of three al Qaeda operatives who the U.S. Treasury alleged last week to be living in the country.

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Munich gunman planned attacks for a year - Bavarian officials 25 Jul 2016

BERLIN The 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday began planning the attack a year ago after visiting the German city of Winnenden where another teenager killed 15 people in 2009, Bavarian officials said on Sunday. | Video

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Munich gunman planned attacks for a year - Bavarian officials 24 Jul 2016

MUNICH The 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday began planning the attack a year ago after visiting the German city of Winnenden where another teenager killed 15 people in 2009, Bavarian officials said on Sunday.

Iran says detains Iranian-American dual national 24 Jul 2016

DUBAI/WASHINGTON Iran confirmed on Sunday the detention of an Iranian-American visiting the country, the latest in a string of arrests of dual nationals in the past year.

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Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties 24 Jul 2016

MUNICH A German-Iranian teenager who shot dead nine people in Munich was a deranged lone gunman obsessed with mass killings who drew no inspiration from Islamist militancy, police said on Saturday. | Video

Factbox - Germany's stringent gun ownership rules 23 Jul 2016

BERLIN/FRANKFURT An 18-year-old German-Iranian believed to have acted alone killed nine people in a shooting spree with a pistol at a busy shopping centre in Munich on Friday evening.

Iran urges global anti-terror fight after Munich attack 23 Jul 2016

DUBAI Iran said on Saturday the international community should make fighting terrorism its top priority, after an 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman apparently acting alone killed at least nine people in Munich.

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Munich gunman raised locally, had no ties to Islamic state - police 23 Jul 2016

BERLIN A German-Iranian teenager who shot and killed nine people and then himself in Munich on Friday had received psychiatric care and was in all probability a lone gunman who had no ties to Islamic State, police said.

Bahrain says dismantles Iran-linked militant cell 22 Jul 2016

DOHA Bahrain said on Thursday it had dismantled an Iranian-linked cell plotting attacks on its territory, arresting five suspects after finding bomb-making materials, guns and knives in their houses.

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Syria's powerful Nusra Front says ending link to al Qaeda

BEIRUT Al Qaeda's powerful Syrian branch announced on Thursday it was ending its relationship with the global jihadist network founded by Osama bin Laden and changing its name, to remove what it called a pretext used by world powers to attack Syrians.