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Overnight Israeli strikes near the Syrian capital Damascus have killed eight fighters from pro-Iran militias, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

Morocco carries out work in disputed Western Sahara

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Morocco carries out work in disputed Western Sahara

Morocco has carried out work in an area of the disputed Western Sahara amid a crisis between the kingdon and the Polisario Front.

Ethiopia's Abiy vows 'final' push in Tigray

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Ethiopia's Abiy vows 'final' push in Tigray

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said a three-day deadline for forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPFL) to "rise up" and side with ...

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Azerbaijan extends Armenian pullout deadline from disputed area

Baku has agreed to allow Armenian civilians and troops more time to leave the Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan.

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More than 10 dead after India-Pakistan Kashmir clash

Over 10 have been killed after India and Pakistan exchanged fire in occupied Kashmir.

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Taliban demands Biden abides by Afghan troop withdrawal deal

Trump's administration had pledged to fully disengage from Afghanistan by May next year as part of the deal.

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Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

Afghan violence soars despite peace talks: watchdog

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Afghan violence soars despite peace talks: watchdog

Violent attacks in Afghanistan rose by 50 percent over recent months despite peace talks.

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Azerbaijan says 21 dead in Armenia missile attack

Azerbaijan accused Armenia of conducting a deadly missile strike near Nagorno-Karabakh.

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will ...

Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

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Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

Syrian rebels have bombed regime positions in the northwest of the country in retaliation for a Russian airstrike which killed up to 100 ...

Third attempt at Karabakh ceasefire quickly collapses

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Third attempt at Karabakh ceasefire quickly collapses

Less than an hour after the third ceasefire went into effect, the warring sides of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflicts accused each other of 'gross ...

Turkey's Armenians 'cannot breathe' as Karabakh rhetoric rages

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Turkey's Armenians 'cannot breathe' as Karabakh rhetoric rages

Turkey's small ethnic Armenian community are facing rising hate speech as Ankara backs Azerbaijan in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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Azerbaijan claims 'full control' of border with Iran

Azerbaijan says it has regained control of all areas previously held by Armenian separatists along its border with Iran.

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Red Cross Karabakh head urges rivals to spare civilians

Gerardo Moloeznik has called for all parties to stop shelling civilians and respect international law.

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Armenia PM rules out diplomatic solution to Karabakh conflict

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has ruled out a diplomatic solution over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

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Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

Russia became a new member of the 47-seat UN human rights council on Tuesday.

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Sudan’s PM sacks provincial governor after deadly protests

Abdalla Hamdok fired Saleh Ammar, the newly appointed governor of Kassala province, after protests against his appointment turned deadly

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 ...

Shelling, missile fire ahead of Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

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Shelling, missile fire ahead of Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

The region's ombudsman Artak Beglaryan said Azerbaijan had fired missiles on civilian areas of its main city Stepanakert, which has ...

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

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