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The attacks come as Iraq's prime minister discusses a possible timeline for the withdrawal of US troops with diplomat Brett McGurk.

The two-day visit comes after Sudan in February accused a 'third party' of siding with Ethiopia in its border dispute with Sudan in a thinly-veiled reference to Eritrea.

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Francesco Petronella

Dbeibah and Draghi: A new era in Italy-Libya relations

Analysis: With new leaders in both countries, the relationship between Italy and Libya could be at a decisive turning point.

Rockets target Iraqi base hosting US contractors

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Rockets target Iraqi base hosting US contractors

Three rockets were fired Monday evening towards Iraq's Balad airbase north of Baghdad, a security source told AFP, but without causing US ...

Two rockets target Baghdad <em>airport</em> base housing US troops

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Two rockets target Baghdad airport base housing US troops

Two rockets targeted an airbase at Iraq's Baghdad airport housing US-led coalition troops on Sunday, in the second such attack in 10 ...

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Optimism, fear as US begins Afghanistan pullout

Residents in the former Taliban bastion of Kandahar expressed optimism as the US began its withdrawal of troops.

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Remembering a Yemeni-American labour leader on May Day

Nagi Daifallah left Yemen for a better life, but died fighting for workers’ rights in California.

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Libyan prime minister warns of attempts to restart conflict

Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has warned that 'war merchants' were trying to restart the country's conflict, after several attempts ...

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Erdogan riles critics, Russia with 'crazy' new canal

Critics say the controversial canal project will put Turkey into unnecessary debt, risk catastrophic environmental damage and rankle Russia.

Gazan behind Mars drone says visiting home difficult

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Gazan behind Mars drone says visiting home difficult

While NASA's space engineer Loay Elbasyouni was able to launch an experimental helicopter from the surface of Mars, visiting his home city Gaza ...

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Haftar’s forces say Libya unity government ‘has no authority’

After stopping him visiting the eastern city of Benghazi, forces loyal to rogue General Khalifa Haftar say that Libyan interim prime Minister ...

Syria brawl between Russian troops and Kurdish security forces

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Syria brawl between Russian troops and Kurdish security forces

A fist fight has broken out between members of Kurdish internal security forces and Russian military police in a northern Syrian town.

‘First ever flight' from Israel to regime-controlled Syria recorded

Kamal Afzali

‘First ever flight' from Israel to regime-controlled Syria recorded

The Russian flight appears to be the first of its kind connecting Israel's Ben Gurion airport with Syria's Latakia governate, a regime ...

Russian military intervenes to halt clashes in Syrian city

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Russian military intervenes to halt clashes in Syrian city

Intense fighting in Qamishli reportedly erupted following an attack last week by Syrian government-allied fighters on a position manned by ...

Pandemic aid begins to arrive in Covid-stricken India

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Pandemic aid begins to arrive in Covid-stricken India

The first emergency medical supplies arrived in India on Tuesday as part of a global campaign to staunch a catastrophic wave in the latest ...

The New Arab Staff

Nearly 200,000 expats can't access Covid vaccines in Kuwait

Some 190,000 expats in Kuwait do not have access to the coronavirus vaccine, and the kingdom struggles under the weight of the global pandemic.

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Libya PM trip to country's east postponed

The Libyan government postponed the prime minister's first visit to the east of the country late Sunday, hours after an advance security team ...

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Iraqi army says 'no need for US troops'

Iraqi army spokesperson Yahya Rasool said the country does not need foreign soldiers, especially US troops 'fighting beside Iraqi forces'.

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A 'gift' to Damascus: 150,000 Covid-19 Chinese vaccines

It is unclear how the Chinese vaccines will be distributed. The delivery comes a few days after more than 200,00 jabs were delivered to Syria ...

Syrian sailor stranded in Egypt freed after four years

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Syrian sailor stranded in Egypt freed after four years

Mohammed Aisha was obliged by an Egyptian court to stay on board the cargo ship MV Aman after it was abandoned by its owners.

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Turkey seeks arrest of missing crypto boss over fraud

Turkey is seeking to extradite accused businessman Faruk Fatih Ozer from Albania.

Three rockets hit Baghdad <em>airport</em> base housing US troops

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Three rockets hit Baghdad airport base housing US troops

It is the second attack on US interests in Iraq in less than a week.

Turkish crypto founder vanishes with reported $2bn

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Turkish crypto founder vanishes with reported $2bn

Turkish prosecutors launched an investigation after the Istanbul-based founder of a cryptocurrency exchange left the country holding a reported ...

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

Karen Dabrowska

Yemen's Mahra: An oasis of calm threatened by instability

In-depth: Yemen's most isolated province has largely been spared the horrors of war, but it now faces destabilisation due to a geopolitical ...

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