CNN: Attack on holy city of Medina appalls Muslims amid Ramadan violence
(CNN)Ramadan draws to a close Tuesday, following weeks of bloodshed throughout the world as Islamist extremists have sought to sow terror during the Muslim holy month.
The scale of the carnage inflicted by extremists over the past week alone has been staggering. Just some of the more bloody attacks: more than 200 killed by a truck bomb in a crowded Baghdad market; 44 killed at an airport in Istanbul, Turkey; 23 killed in a siege of a café in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Amnesty: Syrian armed groups committing war crimes. Amnesty documents 'chilling' abuses by armed groups in Syria.
Iraq interior minister resigns after deadly blast.
Iraqi forces advance towards Islamic State-held air base south of Mosul.
Turkey says ready to cooperate with Russia against IS.
Turkey's Erdogan rules out Egypt thaw despite diplomatic blitz.
Military helicopter carrying senior officers crashes in Turkey: media.
Saudi Arabia: Bombings target Medina and Qatif mosques.
Saudi Arabia names Pakistani man as suicide bomber in Jiddah. Medina bombing: Saudi clerics denounce Prophet's Mosque attack.
Philippines offers China talks on maritime disputes.
China: Japan's risky jet scramble 'destroyed peace and stability in region'.
Some former hostages are being questioned over the Bangladesh attack. Bangladesh commandos may have killed hostage by mistake.
Attack part of Bangladesh's long history of political strife.
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull accepts election responsibility. Australia PM takes 'full responsibility' for poll debacle.
Indian Army killed 72 militants in Jammu Kashmie this year: official.
Malaysia says July 28 blast first by Islamic State in nation.
Tensions rise in Central African Republic as fresh clashes kill 10.
Suspected rebels hack nine people to death in northeast Congo: army.
Fresh sabotage of oil facilities in South Nigeria. Nigerian militants say they blew up oil facilities near Warri.
US warns about possible attacks in Lagos.
Islamist violence strains a poor nation's warm welcome for refugees.
South Africa's ruling ANC condemns public broadcaster for censorship.
Mandela family angered by South Africa election ad.
Bank of England warns Brexit risks beginning to crystallise.
Deadline approaches for government response to Brexit legal challenge.
Hungary's Orban calls migrant relocation referendum for October. Hungary to have October referendum on EU migrant plan.
Austria to re-run presidential vote on October 2 in shadow of Brexit.
July 4 message from Putin to Obama: Let's have better ties.
Russia to empty one of its sovereign funds next year - ministry proposal.
Cockpit voice recorder indicates a fire on board crashed EgyptAir flight.
FBI says it won't recommend charges in Clinton email matter. FBI ending Clinton email probe, will not recommend prosecution: director.
"Who pays?" Trump blasts Clinton's Air Force One lift from Obama.
Rio 2016: Brazil's interim leader Temer dismisses worries.
Colombia's Farc to stop charging 'revolutionary tax'.
Economic crisis bares hunger problem in Venezuela.
Argentina says Falklands claim unchanged by Brexit.
Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice, work stoppage possible Friday.
TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR
Airline tells employees to look out for former Gitmo detainee.
US adds Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, leader to terrorism list.
Belgian judge sentences jihadists to up to 16 years in prison.
EU-US trade deal 'impossible' in 2016: French minister.
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