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In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this cycle of violence.

Turkey is running a dual policy based on negotiating with Russia's Putin to convince him to drop support for Haftar and the possibility of sending military troops to Libya.

Ex-<em>Blackwater</em> contractor jailed for life over 2007 Iraq massacre

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Ex-Blackwater contractor jailed for life over 2007 Iraq massacre

A former Blackwater security contractor has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians.

Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

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Trump considers pardons for soldiers accused of war crimes

President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday he is considering pardons for several military servicemen accused or convicted of war crimes in Iraq ...

Mueller 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Karim Traboulsi

Mueller 'to expose Trump campaign's collusion' with Saudi-Emirati alliance

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is reportedly set to move on to alleged mutually beneficial but possibly illegal dealings between ...

James Snell

Afghans are serious about their democracy, why aren't we?

Comment: The way security and defence of post-Taliban Afghanistan has been handled shames everyone responsible, writes James Snell.

Ali M Latifi

Erik Prince bids for privatising Afghanistan war

Erik Prince is trying to drum up business for his mercenary corporation of guns for hire, claiming he can reduce costs in Washington's ...

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

James Snell

Taliban talks won't bring peace to Afghanistan

Comment: Negotiations can only prove fruitful if the Taliban renounces its commitment to violence, writes James Snell.

Erik Prince's plan to privatise the war in Afghanistan

CJ Werleman

Erik Prince's plan to privatise the war in Afghanistan

Comment: Former Blackwater chief Erik Prince is back, and trying convince Trump to privatise military operations in Afghanistan, writes ...

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Iconic iron bridge reopens in Iraq's Fallujah

The UN Development Programme announced the reopening of the "iconic landmark", which was inaugurated in 1932 by King Faisal.

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

David Isenberg

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

Comment: The UAE is relying on mercenaries to do its dirty work in Yemen and beyond, writes David Isenberg.

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

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Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an ...

Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

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Trump was 'offered election help' from MbS, MbZ: report

This marks the first time a country other than Russia reportedly offered assistance to help Donald Trump win the US presidency.

Top Emirati air force commander revealed as American mercenary

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Top Emirati air force commander revealed as American mercenary

Boom and bust: A UAE commander has been revealed as former US military officer and breast enhancement salesman Stephen Toumajan.

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Saudi Arabia 'willing to send troops' to Syria: FM

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said the kingdom is willing to send troops to Syria as part of a wider coalition, if proposed, according to Saudi state TV.

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Washington seeking Arab force to replace Syria presence: report

President Donald Trump has repeatedly expressed interest in extricating the US from its foreign entanglements.

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Mueller 'foreign meddling' probe expands into UAE campaign-influencing allegations

Mueller, the special counsel, is looking at claims the UAE funnelled money to Donald Trump's campaign team during his successful election bid.

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US investigating possible UAE attempts to buy Trump influence

The Mueller investigation team is looking at possible attempts by the UAE to gain influence in the US, as the swoop on foreign interference in ...

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Tom Charles

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Comment: Moving up the regional league table will be tough with rulers known for foul play, writes Tom Charles.

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Blood-rusted Sword: MbS 'using elite force' to detain princes

Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) is using an elite force from the National Guard to suppress dissent in the royal ...

<em>Blackwater</em> founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

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Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

Founder of private military company Blackwater, Erik Prince, has suggested mercenaries should police migrants within Libya, saying his ...

Saudi FM: Hariri free to leave 'whenever he wants' Saudi FM: Hariri free to leave 'whenever he wants'

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Saudi FM: Hariri free to leave 'whenever he wants'

Saudi's foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir insisted that Hariri, who is a dual Saudi-Lebanese citizen "moves freely as a Saudi citizen and is able ...

Saudi Arabia 'employing <em>Blackwater</em> mercenaries to guard Hariri'

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Saudi Arabia 'employing Blackwater mercenaries to guard Hariri'

Lebanon's president has accused Saudi Arabia of having "detained" Prime Minister Saad Hariri and using a notorious private security contractor ...

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