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Iranian organisations are holding a Holocaust cartoon contest in protest against depictions of the Prophet Mohamed in Charlie Hebdo

Israel calls on UN to condemn Iranian 'Holocaust denial' competition

The organisers say the contest is in response cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed published in Charlie Hebdo

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Isis releases video of child soldiers training for jihad in Syria camp for 'cubs of the caliphate'

Parents of former conscript said he was told to practice beheading a blonde doll

The Isis flier, claiming that two English-language schools have been opened in its 'capital' Raqqa

Isis opens two English-language schools targeting children of foreign fighters as British terror police travel to Turkey

Fears grow that three missing schoolgirls have been lured by Glasgow jihadi Aqsa Mahmood to join the so-called 'Islamic State'

Kazida Sultana, 16, Amira Abase, 15, and Shamima Begum, 15, (left to right)

Missing Syria girls: Met police officers in Turkey to search for missing schoolgirls

Girls are believed to have travelled to join Isis having been in contact with Aqsa Mahmood

Brett, right, a 28-year-old American fighting Isis as part of Dwekh Nawsha, a Assyrian Christian militia, meets a passer-by in Al-Qosh, 20 miles north of Mosul

Isis in Iraq: Assyrian Christian militia keep well-armed militants at bay - but they are running out of ammunition

An Assyrian Christian militia is trying to keep Isis at bay close to the frontline near Mosul. They are under-resourced and fighting a well-equipped enemy but still hope to return to their heartland. Patrick Cockburn reports from Bakufa

Saudi Arabia morality police arrest men for dancing at Saudi birthday party complete with cake and candles

Details have not been released about how many men have been arrested or their ages

Turkish army vehicles drive in a street of the Syrian town of Kobani on 21 February, 2015

Turkish army makes first land incursion into Syria to evacuate sacred burial site of Ottoman-era king
besieged by Isis

'Successful operation' saw the controlled destruction of the ancient tomb of Suleyman Shah to prevent its use by 'Islamic State' militants

Aqsa Mahmood branded a 'disgrace' by her parents after claims she recruited three UK girls flying to Middle East

The British woman previously travelled to Syria to marry an Isis fighter

Islamic State fighters display their weaponry in the streets of Mosul, Iraq

Private donors from Gulf oil states helping to bankroll salaries of up to 100,000 Isis fighters

Exclusive: In Irbil, Patrick Cockburn hears from a Kurdish official how Gulf oil cash is shoring up the terrorists, and why this, with a divided enemy, suggests a long war ahead

The flames engulfed the Marina Torch in Dubai, one of the world's tallest residential buildings

Dubai tower fire was an accident, say police

An investigation has been opened into the cause of the blaze

An Isis propaganda video purporting to show fighters near the Iraqi city of Tikrit
CCTV show the un-named 15-year-old, Kadiza Sultana,16, and Shamima Begum,15, at Gatwick airport

Missing schoolgirls: Police quizzed London teenagers two months before they travelled to Turkey 'to join Isis in Syria'

Officers spoke to Shemima Begum, Kadiza Sultana and the third girl after their friend ran away to Syria

Former president of Yemen Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Yemen's former President dons disguise and flees home as Houthi Shias take over country

The hard-line group has driven the president from his official residence

Migrant labourers killed by fire that swept through illegal accommodation in Abu Dhabi

Hundreds of migrant workers die in the UAE every year in accidents

Dubai skyscraper fire: Blaze rips through Torch residential tower block in city's marina district

Terrified residents were forced to flee after a fire ripped through Dubai’s Marina Torch building

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

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Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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