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Unidentified air raids on Friday killed at least 35 pro-Iran fighters in Syria's Deir az-Zour, reports confirmed.

Houthi rebels control the western Red Sea ports, including Ras Issa, 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) from where the FSO Safer tanker has been moored since the 1980s.

The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful Iran-backed militias have become.

Ten million face acute food shortages in Yemen: UN

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Ten million face acute food shortages in Yemen: UN

The UN's World Food Programme spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said action must be taken before a famine is declared.

TNA Webinar Video: Beyond Minneapolis, #BlackLivesMatter highlights global racism

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TNA Webinar Video: Beyond Minneapolis, #BlackLivesMatter highlights global racism

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

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Fuel crisis in Houthi-controlled Yemen puts millions at risk

Yemen's Houthi-controlled areas are facing a devastating fuel crisis that threatens to impact clean water supplies, hospital operations and transport, at a time when coronavirus outbreaks are snowballing

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Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

Sudan's infamous Janjaweed militia is reportedly stealing and assaulting locals in Libya as they fight alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar's ...

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Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

In-depth: The Greek government is extending police powers to quell mass protests, a move refugee groups say will limit their ability to mobilise.

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Eight Chadian soldiers killed by mine in IS-affiliate area

An explosive device suspected to have been laid the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has killed at least eight Chadian forces near ...

Islamic activists halt construction of Hindu temple in Pakistan

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Islamic activists halt construction of Hindu temple in Pakistan

The temple would be the first new Hindu place of worship built in Islamabad since Pakistan's creation in 1947, but Islamic activists claim the ...

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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

Yemen Houthis threaten to attack 'Saudi royal palaces'

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Yemen Houthis threaten to attack 'Saudi royal palaces'

A Houthi spokesman has said that 'sensitive sites' within the kingdom are now in the group's radar.

Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

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Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

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Russia's commander in Syria meets Kurdish SDF leader

The SDF has been at loggerheads with Turkey over control of northern Syria.

Democrats question Trump’s 'sweeteners' in Saudi arms sales

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Democrats question Trump’s 'sweeteners' in Saudi arms sales

There is growing opposition to US arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

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UN warns Yemen on the brink of famine again

The UN has once again sounded the alarm over Yemen's descent into famine as donor funds have dried up.

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US general doubts Russia, US deaths in Afghanistan connection

A US general is not convinced that Russia financed mercenaries to kill US troops in Afghanistan.

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UK to resume Saudi arms sales despite humanitarian outcry

The UK will resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after determining the Saudi-led coalition's breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen to ...

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Tunisia’s biggest party's 'suspicions' about PM threatens government stability

Tunisia's premier has answered questions, which could threaten the government.

Yemen's starving children, legacy of six years of war

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Yemen's starving children, legacy of six years of war

The war in Yemen has escalated and turned into the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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US envoy to Israel: A hardliner on annexation?

A fervent supporter of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, the US envoy to Israel has emerged as a central figure in the uncertainty ...

Kashmir bans Muslim gatherings, allows Hindu pilgrimage

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Kashmir bans Muslim gatherings, allows Hindu pilgrimage

Officials in the Muslim-majority state banned all gatherings due to Covid-19 concerns but controversially allowed a Hindu pilgrimage to take ...

Israeli mining magnate dodged US sanctions in DRC deals

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Israeli mining magnate dodged US sanctions in DRC deals

Israeli mining magnate Dan Gertler used a global money laundering network to get around US sanctions and extract further mineral wealth from DR ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Iran mulls restrictions while the West Bank extends lockdown, US releases Kassim Tajideen, Yemen again faces famine, and a ...

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