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Clashes between the Taliban and Afghan forces erupted early on Sunday when the insurgents attacked security checkpoints on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah.

Mohammed Zuhbi has been accused of working as a translator and communications official for Islamic State and encouraging Westerners to join the extremist group.

IS suspect Lisa Smith wins right to enter UK

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IS suspect Lisa Smith wins right to enter UK

A London court ruled in Smith's favour, accepting the defence’s claim that the Home Office ban is discriminatory under the European Convention.

China slams New Zealand parliament's Uighur concerns

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China slams New Zealand parliament's Uighur concerns

China has lashed out at New Zealand for its criticism of their treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority.

Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen: Egg-cellent Palestinian eggplant

Sarah Shaweesh

Ramadan Stories From The Kitchen: Egg-cellent Palestinian eggplant

A scrumptious vegan delight: In the third instalment of our Ramadan Stories From the Kitchen, Sarah Shaweesh rustles up one of her favourite ...

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G7 seeks common front on China

The G7 devoted its first session to China, with Blinken pledging 'robust cooperation' with Britain in pressuring Beijing's over its genocide of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang.

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US, UK reject reports of prisoner deal with Iran

In a meeting ahead of the 47th G7 summit, Washington and London's top diplomats denied prospects of a breakthrough in a prisoner swap deal with ...

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

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Blinken in UK as G7 FMs resume in-person talks

Britain this week hosts the first face-to-face meeting of G7 foreign ministers in two years which will be joined by Antony Blinken

Wife of detained Australian pleads for foreign ministry help

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Wife of detained Australian pleads for foreign ministry help

Robert Pether’s wife says he was detained as ‘leverage" amid a dispute with Iraq's central bank

Benjamin Isakhan

What Baghdad hospital fire reveals about Iraq's health system

Comment: For years, the Iraqi state has been too weak to prosecute corruption, and ordinary Iraqis are paying for it with their lives, writes ...

Iraqi bank officials laid 'trap' for now-detained Australian businessman

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Iraqi bank officials laid 'trap' for now-detained Australian businessman

The family of an Australian businessman who was arrested in Iraq says that he was 'trapped' by his Iraq client.

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 ...

Indonesia military says missing submarine 'sank with dozens aboard'

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Indonesia military says missing submarine 'sank with dozens aboard'

Authorities have said the KRI Nanggala 402 was equipped with enough oxygen for only three days after losing power, a deadline that passed on ...

How China's 'wolf warrior' diplomacy fuelled tensions with Turkey

Ali Bakir

How China's 'wolf warrior' diplomacy fuelled tensions with Turkey

Analysis: A rare diplomatic spat erupted between Ankara and Beijing after two Turkish politicians criticised China's treatment of the Uighur ...

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Indonesia navy searching for submarine with 53 aboard

Indonesia's military crew is searching for a KRI Nanggala 402 submarine which has 53 crew members aboard.

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US imposes sanctions on Moscow, expels 10 Russian diplomats

More than 30 people have been sanctioned over allegations of electoral interference.

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US to announce sanctions on Russia over hacking: media

The new measures will include the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US, according to local media reports.

Emile Nakhleh

The world watches Lebanon on brink of collapse

Comment: Emile Nakhleh examines how corruption has brought Lebanese society to the brink, and why the international community and its ...

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

Paul Iddon

Why Baghdad's new visa system could emulate Kurdistan's success

In-depth: Baghdad once sought to abolish the KRG's comparably liberal visa system. Now, new reforms will make it easier for foreign visitors to ...

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Myanmar releases Australian couple from house arrest

An Australian couple was kept on house arrest for two weeks after attempting to board a relief flight out of Myanmar in March.

Flooding kills more than 90 in East Timor, Indonesia

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Flooding kills more than 90 in East Timor, Indonesia

More than 90 people have tragically lost their lives after mass flooding in East Timor and Indonesia.

Facebook says cyber spies in China targeted Uyghurs

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Facebook says cyber spies in China targeted Uyghurs

Facebook said it disrupted efforts by hackers in China to spy on supporters of the Uyghur minority living abroad.

China bristles at West over sanctions for Uyghur abuses

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China bristles at West over sanctions for Uyghur abuses

Beijing has banned 10 Europeans, including EU parliamentarians, from entry over the new sanctions.

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