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Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

A suicide attack has killed dozens in Afghanistan.A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks.


Saudi king overhauls security services following royal shakeup

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.Saudi King Salman on Thursday decreed the consolidation of counter-terrorism and domestic intelligence under a new body, in a major overhaul of the security apparatus weeks after the interior minister was ousted from the royal succession.


After Mosul, Islamic State digs in for guerrilla warfare

Iraqi forces celebrate the freeing of Mosul.Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting aside the dream of a modern-day caliphate and preparing the ground for a different fight.


U.S. ending laptop ban on Middle Eastern airlines

Airport security.The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Monday it was lifting a ban on passengers on Saudi Arabian Airlines carrying large electronics like laptops onboard U.S.-bound flights, the last carrier under the restrictions.


Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris, insists Doha meets demands

Qatar.Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting.


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