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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.

Sami al-Naash died on Monday in a hospital in the southern port city of Aden.

Syrian regime, rebels take part in new prisoner swap

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Syrian regime, rebels take part in new prisoner swap

The exchange process took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Abu Al-Zendin crossing, according to local sources.

Thousands show support for Palestine in Chicago march

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Thousands show support for Palestine in Chicago march

Thousands of people gathered in Chicago to send a message of support for Palestinians, facing Israeli aggression in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

Dario Sabaghi

Eyeing lucrative profits, Morocco is seeking to legalise cannabis

In-depth: Cannabis legalisation in Morocco could provide economic opportunity, dependant upon Europe, party politics, and upcoming elections.

Muhammed Nafih Wafy

How Kurdish all-female-militias helped bring down the Islamic State

Book Club: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's book is a riveting account of how an all-women Kurdish militia, aided by US Special Forces, racked up strategic victories against the Islamic State group.

Laura Albast

Big tech is trying to deplatform Palestinians

Comment: Palestinians aren't just resisting expulsion, but an aggressive campaign to silence them online, and a longstanding media effort to ...

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US contractor leaves Iraq base over rocket attacks

The attacks are rarely claimed, and when they are it is by obscure groups that experts say are a facade for Iran-backed Iraqi factions.

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Yemenis in Marib gear up for Eid

In Marib, people are continuing to prepare for the end of Ramadan despite ongoing fighting around the city.

'Too soon' to discuss talks with Saudi, says Iran

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'Too soon' to discuss talks with Saudi, says Iran

Iran and Saudi Arabia cut ties in 2016 but resumed negotiations in Baghdad in April

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Iran-backed militia threats forced US contractors to evacuate Iraq

The withdrawal of US contractors has previously affected Iraq's ability to fight the Islamic State extremist group from the air.

Sheikh Jarrah families refuse meeting with Palestinian-Israeli 'kingmaker' politician

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Sheikh Jarrah families refuse meeting with Palestinian-Israeli 'kingmaker' politician

Families threatened with eviction have refused a meeting with Mansour Abbas, a Palestinian-Israeli Islamist politician who previously expressed ...

Scores more Palestinians wounded as Israeli police attack protesters

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Scores more Palestinians wounded as Israeli police attack protesters

Scores of Palestinians were injured on Saturday as Israeli security forces used rubber bullets against Palestinian protesters at the Al-Aqsa ...

US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

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US Muslims call for office against Islamophobia

The US Council of Muslim Organisations has called for the creation of an envoy position to signal that anti-Muslim sentiment will not be ...

Policies of exclusion leaving millions without Covid vaccines: WHO

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Policies of exclusion leaving millions without Covid vaccines: WHO

A WHO report says millions of the world's most vulnerable people will struggle to receive a Covid-19 jab, even if shortages are addressed.

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Drone attack on Iraqi base hosting US troops

Attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US troops have been frequent since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.

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Turkey reopens Mosul consulate years after IS takeover

Turkey's consulate in the northern Iraqi city resumes operations three years after its forced closure.

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US sends more reinforcements for Afghan pullout: Pentagon

More heavy bombers and fighter jets have been deployed by Washington as it continues its withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

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Yemeni conjoined twins arrive in Saudi Arabia for operation

Yemeni conjoined twins 'Yousuf and Yassin' travelled with their parents to Riyadh for a medical check.

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

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Israel's Lapid faces daunting path to anti-Netanyahu govt

Yair Lapid has been given then opportunity to form a coalition government, after Benjamin Netanyahu failed to meet the deadline.

UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

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UN envoy says push for Yemen ceasefire is faltering

UN envoy Martin Griffiths has warned that efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Yemen’s bloody conflict are faltering amid continued fighting ...

Israel opposition leader Lapid gets chance to form government

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Israel opposition leader Lapid gets chance to form government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said he believed Yair Lapid, a centrist former television anchor, 'could form a government that has the ...

IS 'blows up' Iraq oil wells, kills policeman: officials

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IS 'blows up' Iraq oil wells, kills policeman: officials

Islamic State assailants reportedly killed a policeman and wounded two others before blowing two wells at Bay Hassan, a key oil field in the ...

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