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The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

Egypt held military funerals Thursday for three policemen killed as they prevented four convicts on death row from staging a prison break.

Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

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Iran to re-build Syrian air defences after Israeli strikes

The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force said that Tehran was 'ready' to export arms as soon as a conventional arms embargo was lifted.

Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

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Syrians no safer despite decrease in violence, UN says

Despite a reduction in violence, Syrians remain subject to 'gross' human rights violations, a UN commission has said.

Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

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Dozens dead in IS, govt clashes in Syria's Raqqa

At least 28 fighters were killed in clashes between Syria pro-regime forces and Islamic State militants in the northern province of ...

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Syria clashes continue after Russian FM says conflict ‘ended’

Clashes continued in the Syrian province of Idlib on Monday night despite Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov saying that the conflict between the regime and the opposition had ‘ended’.

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Dozens killed in fighting as Afghan peace talks continue

Negotiators from both sides are currently meeting in Qatar but fighting has continued at home in the Nangarhar province.

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Imran Khan calls for chemical castration following gang rape

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the worst sex crimes should be punishable by chemical castration, following an arrest in a ...

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 10 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

At least 10 mostly Iraqi fighters were killed in suspected air strikes in Syria, a monitor said on Monday.

Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

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Afghan women negotiators face hardline Taliban in peace talks

With the Taliban only offering vague comments about women's rights so far, the Afghan government's women negotiators know they are facing an ...

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Bombing targets Afghan soldier's wedding ahead of peace talks

At least two civilians and two army personnel died in the attack in the remote province of Khost, with 13 reportedly injured.

Pakistan detains 15 after rape of woman on highway

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Pakistan detains 15 after rape of woman on highway

Two armed men allegedly gang raped a woman in front of her children after her car broke down on a deserted highway.

Serbian official says Israel embassy move ‘not definite’

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Serbian official says Israel embassy move ‘not definite’

An advisor to Serbia’s president says that the Balkan country’s plan to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, announced by Donald Trump ...

The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

US wants Iran, not Russia, to leave Syria: report

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US wants Iran, not Russia, to leave Syria: report

Despite expanding its military presence in Syria and the Middle East, Moscow is not facing US retribution for its support of the Assad regime.

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Turkey's defence minister flies F-16 jet over Aegean Sea

'We are not seeking tension,' claimed Turkey's defence minister after flying a fighter jet over the Aegean Sea, where tensions with Greece are running high.

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Presumed Israeli strikes kill 16 pro-Iran fighters in Syria

The suspected Israeli strikes killed 16 Iraqi militants 'loyal to Iran', the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Saudi court sentences seven to death for 2014 killings

Seven defendants were handed the death penalty and three others given 25-year prison terms after being convicted of killing seven people during ...

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In Turkey, lake turns into graveyard for migrants

Migrants who cannot find a boat are forced to walk for days under the blazing sun, cutting across fields to get around checkpoints.

Shia muslims mark Ashura in Iraq's Karbala despite virus

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Shia muslims mark Ashura in Iraq's Karbala despite virus

Small clusters of pilgrims gathered outside the main mosque, wearing the customary black mourning clothes along with less traditional masks and ...

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Virus and war pushes Afghans towards opium farming

The coronavirus lockdown in Afghanistan has worsened the pre-existing jobs shortage, to the point where many are turning to lucrative poppy ...

Afghanistan flash floods kill over 100

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Afghanistan flash floods kill over 100

At least 100 people have been killed in flash floods that have thrashed Afghanistan, reports confirmed.

Turkey says 'no concessions' in east Mediterranean row

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Turkey says 'no concessions' in east Mediterranean row

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the country will make "no concessions" in the eastern Mediterranean.

Flash floods kill at least 46 in Afghanistan

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Flash floods kill at least 46 in Afghanistan

Flash floods killed at least 46 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in the Afghan city of Charikar.

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