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Riots erupted in several Tunisian cities on Saturday amid a deteriorating economic situation and public outrage over a video showing a shepherd being assaulted by a policeman.

Five members of the pro-Assad Liwaa al-Quds Palestinian militia have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian desert near the town of Sukhna.

Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

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Israel raids on Syria 'followed US intel, Pompeo-Mossad meeting'

A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving as a ...

Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

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Afghan forces foil IS plan to assassinate US envoy

Intelligence officers dismantled a four-member IS cell in the eastern province of Nangarhar that had planned to murder Ross ...

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Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed to contain the spread of the disease.

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IS attack kills 7 regime loyalists in east Syria

The attack came as the militia fighters were sweeping the town of Al-Shola for jihadist remnants, according to the monitor.

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At least 15 killed in Syria road attack: monitor

Among those killed were eight Syrian regime troops, four allied fighters and three civilians, according to a war monitor, who said the Islamic ...

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Seven Syrian regime soldiers killed in ambush: monitor

At least nine people, including seven Syrian government soldiers, were killed in an attack on a bus, a Britain-based war monitor said Sunday.

Gunmen kill Afghan radio journalist in car ambush

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Gunmen kill Afghan radio journalist in car ambush

Besmullah Adel Aimaq, editor-in-chief of Voice of Ghor radio, was killed en route to Firoz Koh city, the capital of Ghor province, said ...

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IS claims Syria bus ambush that killed 37 soldiers

IS had attacked regime soldiers as they travelled home for holidays in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor, killing 37.

Syria war killed 6,800 in 2020, lowest annual toll

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Syria war killed 6,800 in 2020, lowest annual toll

The death toll of the Syrian war was the lower it has ever been since the conflict started.

<em>Eastern</em> Turkey shook by 5.3 magnitude earthquake

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Eastern Turkey shook by 5.3 magnitude earthquake

Turkey's Elazig province was shaken by a 5.3 magnitude earthquake on Sunday.

At least 4 dead in Kabul explosions targeting police

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At least 4 dead in Kabul explosions targeting police

Four others were wounded in the blasts in Afghanistan's capital on Saturday morning.

Afghan women's rights activist shot dead

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Afghan women's rights activist shot dead

Freshta Kohistani had called on the authorities to protect her due to death threats.

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Prison doctors among five killed in Kabul bombing

At least five people were killed after a car bomb exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday.

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Six Syrian rebels killed in explosion as clashes continue

Six members of the Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sham Syrian rebel group have been killed in an explosion in north-western Syria, as Turkey said it ...

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Rockets hit US base in Afghanistan, no casualties reported

There were no casualties in the rocket attack on the US base.

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At least 15 children killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

At least 15 children were killed in a blast near a religious gathering in eastern Afghanistan.

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

Alessandra Bajec

Why protests are raging in Iraqi Kurdistan

In-depth: With economic woes exacerbated by Covid-19 and the KRG's heavy-handed response to public anger, protests are expected to re-emerge in ...

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Afghan officials: Bomb, shooting attack in Kabul kill 3

Kabul's deputy provincial governor Mahbobullah Mohibi and his secretary died in a car bombing, while in a separate attack gunmen shot and killed ...

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

How spoilers are trying to derail Afghanistan's peace process

Analysis: A surge in deadly attacks has raised fears that attempts are being made to sabotage Afghanistan's peace process following US ...

Gunmen shoot Afghan TV journalist dead

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Gunmen shoot Afghan TV journalist dead

A female news anchor and her driver was shot dead.

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Ruslan Trad

Russia and Turkey's complex regional rivalry

Analysis: Conflict dynamics in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh are part of a broad field of confrontation between Moscow and Ankara, stretching ...

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