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Mecca hit by suicide bombing
A SUICIDE bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque at Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said.(image) (image)



Record sniper expected to miss
A SNIPER with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for longest confirmed kill from a staggering distance of 3450 metres.(image) (image)



Saudi Arabia issues 13 strict demands
SAUDI Arabia and other Arab countries that have cut ties to Qatar issued a steep list of demands Thursday.(image) (image)



Missiles ‘hidden in plain sight’
CONTAINER ships crowding the world’s oceans may soon be carrying more than trade goods. Israel has just tested a new missile system designed to fit within a standard shipping container.(image) (image)



Pig-on-a-spit: ‘You can hear the screams’
WARNING: DISTURBING(image) (image)



Shocking act marks ‘final defeat of IS’
THE leaning al-Hadba minaret that has towered over Mosul for 850 years now lies in ruins, demolished by retreating Islamic State militants, but Iraq’s prime minister says the act marks their final defeat in the country’s second city.(image) (image)



Military’s ‘simply stupid’ $37m blunder
THE Pentagon wasted millions of dollars buying the Afghan army a woodland camouflage uniform that was apparently chosen on a whim and may have made soldiers easier to spot, a US government watchdog said Wednesday.(image) (image)



ISIS just blew up an iconic landmark
ISLAMIC State militants have blown up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its leaning minaret, an Iraqi military statement says.(image) (image)



IS demolishes historic al-Nuri mosque
ISLAMIC STATE has destroyed Mosul’s al-Nuri mosque and its iconic leaning minaret known as al-Hadba when fighters detonated explosives inside the structures.(image) (image)



Saudi king’s stunning replacement
SAUDI Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him firmly as first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counter-terrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the royal line of succession.(image) (image)