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Anti-France protests took place outside the French embassy in Beirut on Friday.

China says latest coronavirus outbreak in Xinjiang appears 'contained'

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China says latest coronavirus outbreak in Xinjiang appears 'contained'

Chinese officials say that new developments appears to show coronavirus infections have been curbed in Xinjiang province.

Quran students killed in blast at Pakistan religious school

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Quran students killed in blast at Pakistan religious school

A bomb attack on a Quran study class killed at least seven students in Pakistan, reports confirmed.

Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri killed in <em>Afghanistan</em>

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Senior al-Qaeda leader Abu Muhsin al-Masri killed in Afghanistan

Abu Muhsin al-Masri, who also goes by the name Husam Abd-al-Ra'uf, was on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list.

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IS claims responsibility for deadly Afghanistan bombing

At least 18 people were killed in the suicide bombing in the capital Kabul.

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Suicide bomber kills 13 in Afghan capital

Violence on the ground has spiked in recent weeks despite the Taliban and Afghan government holding peace talks in Qatar.

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UN announces details of permanent ceasefire in Libya

The United Nations have released crucial details of a permanent ceasefire in Libya, including the withdrawal of foreign fighters for at least ...

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Afghan road bomb kills nine civilians: officials

The Taliban has been blamed for the attack which killed nine civilians.

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Charles W. Dunne

US foreign policy in the 2020 elections

Comment: Differences in Middle East foreign policy between Trump and Biden show two very different visions of America’s place in the world, ...

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Taliban ambush kills at least 25 Afghan security personnel

Taliban killed at least 25 Afghan security forces in the northeast of the country.

At least 11 Afghan women killed in stampede

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At least 11 Afghan women killed in stampede

At least 11 women in Afghanistan were killed in a stampede in a football stadium where thousands had gathered to apply for visas to ...

Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

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Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcome

Donald Trump's election was a shock to the US and the international community. Here's how each presidency may affect the international community.

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Eva J. Koulouriotis

US elections and the Eastern Mediterranean tinderbox

Analysis: The road to a solution between Athens and Ankara is shorter if it does not pass through Washington.

Trump tweet gave Taliban boost in negotiations: Afghan official

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Trump tweet gave Taliban boost in negotiations: Afghan official

Donald Trump's tweet about an Afghan withdrawal might have given the Taliban a boost.

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At least six killed in attack on Pakistan workers

At least six people were killed when a convoy of oil workers was ambushed by gunmen in Balochistan.

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US envoy says Taliban agree to reduce Afghan casualties

The Taliban have promised to reduce casualties in Afghanistan after violence raised questions about the validity of peace talks.

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Aussie cops drop probe into Afghan 'war crimes' reporting

Australian police dropped an investigation into journalist Daniel Oakes and his producer Sam Clark who exposed war crimes in ...

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Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

Nine people were killed after two military helicopters collided amid fighting in southern Afghanistan.

Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

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Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

Afghan locals now say the recent withdrawal of foreign troops has left them exposed to militant attacks.

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Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

The Pentagon's top general said the US withdrawal of more troops from Afghanistan will depends on several conditions.

Afghan police ordered to shoot criminals

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Afghan police ordered to shoot criminals

Afghanistan's interior minister issued Kabul police with a shoot-to-kill order in a bid to control any escalation in violent crime as US forces ...

Taliban endorses 'wise man' Trump in US presidential race

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Taliban endorses 'wise man' Trump in US presidential race

Weeks after receiving an endorsement from the niece of former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, US President Trump has found support from the ...

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

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