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In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began.

A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether Iraq can resolve such disputes under its current system.

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

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Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four individuals remains unknown.

Israeli forces secretly destroyed two Syrian regime Golan outposts

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Israeli forces secretly destroyed two Syrian regime Golan outposts

Israeli forces secretly crossed a ceasefire line with Syria and destroyed two Syrian regime military outposts near the Golan Heights last month, ...

Explosions and gunfire over Tripoli

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Explosions and gunfire over Tripoli

Conflict in western Libya continues as factions grapple for power.

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16 drown in migrant shipwreck off Libya coast

Nearly two dozen migrants who had been fleeing the war-torn country died after the boat carrying them capsized.

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Israel blockading Gaza Strip 'with UAE help': Aljazeera investigation

The UAE has been helping Israel to tighten its siege on Gaza by supporting them through the Bernice military base in Egypt, according to a new ...

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Four Palestinian fighters killed in Gaza explosion

An explosion in the besieged Gaza Strip has killed four fighters from the Islamic Jihad movement.

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Iraq PM to meet Trump, US troops on agenda

The meeting comes amid a spate of attacks on American targets by pro-Iranian fighters.

As Kadhimi heads to Washington, Iran-backed militias increase attacks

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As Kadhimi heads to Washington, Iran-backed militias increase attacks

With Tehran and Washington competing for influence in Iraq, the gulf between pro-Iranian factions and Baghdad's US-friendly premier is growing.

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Egypt's military gambit in Libya risks backfiring

Cairo's bellicose rhetoric has raised fears of a wider regional conflict.

Iraq mourns Hashemi, vows to pursue his killers

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Iraq mourns Hashemi, vows to pursue his killers

National and international figures mourned the killing of Hisham al-Hashemi, who was gunned down on Monday in capital city of Baghdad.

Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

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Rockets target American sites in Iraq despite militia arrests

Two rocket attacks have targeted American sites in and around Baghdad on Saturday night, wounding a child, despite recent arrests of suspected ...

Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

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Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

Iraqis in Baghdad have called for the removal of a massive number of posters showing Iranian leaders on Quds Day, an event supposedly expressing ...

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

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EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by raising the ...

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Iraqi Shia groups reluctantly agree on new PM-designate

Iraqi Shia political groups have conditionally agreed to appoint Mustafa Kazemi, the country’s head of intelligence, as prime minister after rejecting recently designated Prime Minister Adnan Zurfi

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Trump warns Iran of 'heavy price' amid troop attacks

Tehran was warned against carrying out further attacks on US troops in the region on Wednesday, with the US president vowing a "heavy price".

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Soleimani successor visits Baghdad as Iran-US tensions rise

The US and Iran appear to be heading for another major confrontation in Iraq.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of ...

Israel accuses Hamas of 'catfishing' to plant malware

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Israel accuses Hamas of 'catfishing' to plant malware

Israel has claimed that Hamas used pictures of attractive women to trick its soldiers into downloading malware, following air strikes in central ...

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Israel launches Gaza strikes, setting 'Hamas post' ablaze

Israeli helicopters battered the central Gaza strip early Sunday morning, after cancelling plans to ease its blockade of the strip, as tension ...

Eleven Iraqis killed as Sadr supporters attack protesters

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Eleven Iraqis killed as Sadr supporters attack protesters

Eleven people have been killed and 150 injured in the Iraqi city of Najaf as supporters of powerful cleric Muqtada Sadr attacked protesters and ...

Shin Bet arrests Israelis for 'spying for Hamas'

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Shin Bet arrests Israelis for 'spying for Hamas'

Two Israelis were arrested after they were 'caught spying' for Hamas.

'President of Iran' Barham Salih meets Trump in Davos

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'President of Iran' Barham Salih meets Trump in Davos

The White House quickly changed the video's title to hide the error, but not before screenshots of the gaffe were circulated widely on social ...

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