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The trial - the first in Norway of a woman accused of joining IS - has put the spotlight on the role women played in the terror group.

Britain risks creating 'new Guantanamo' in Syria, warns NGO

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Britain risks creating 'new Guantanamo' in Syria, warns NGO

The court has left the fate of Shamima Begum in the hands of the British government, which is unwilling to assist, said Reprieve.

Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

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UK bars return of IS recruit groomed as teenager

Judges unanimously ruled that Begum's right to a fair hearing did not override considerations such as public safety.

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Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons across the border into Iraq.

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US-led coalition to expand IS prison in Syria

The International Coalition is to double the size of a prison in Syria which holds thousands of Islamic State fighters.

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Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project

The construction comes as Israel — under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — maintains its scathing criticism of Iran’s nuclear program.

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Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

Turkey accuses Greek jets of 'harassing' Turkish boat

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Turkey accuses Greek jets of 'harassing' Turkish boat

A Greek plane was alleged to have dropped a chaff cartridge, used to disable radars, two miles away from a Turkish research vessel, as tensions ...

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Lebanese associate of Carlos the Jackal dies in Damascus

Lebanese militant Anis Naccache died Monday of coronavirus in a Damascus hospital at the age of 70.

Israel planning to 'use Covid-19 vaccines to buy normalisation'

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Israel planning to 'use Covid-19 vaccines to buy normalisation'

The Israeli government could use the Covid-19 vaccine to establish relations with an undisclosed nation, an official said.

Judoka who fled Iran wins silver at Israel tournament

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Judoka who fled Iran wins silver at Israel tournament

Saeid Mollaei, who fled Iran after refusing to obey an order to lose a fight to avoid Israeli opponent, represented Mongolia in the Tel Aviv ...

Turkey seeks return to US F-35 jet programme

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Turkey seeks return to US F-35 jet programme

Turkey has hired a law firm to lobby the US and secure its return to a programme that would allow it to purchase F-35 jets.

Massive Israeli military drill sends message to Hezbollah

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Massive Israeli military drill sends message to Hezbollah

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel after an Israeli drill military drill simulated mock strikes on some 3,000 Hezbollah targets in ...

Eva J. Koulouriotis

A new chapter in Greece's Middle East military strategy

Analysis: Concerns about Turkey's regional assertiveness have pushed Greece to adopt a more proactive foreign policy, with Athens building new military and diplomatic alliances.

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UN warns battle for Marib threatens millions of Yemenis

Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs, said an assault on the government's last northern stronghold would have ...

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UAE ambassador 'yelled' at US representative opposing Yemen war

Ro Khanna was a leading sponsor of the war powers resolution aimed at ending Washington's support for Saudi Arabia and the UAE's war efforts in ...

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Turkey vows to retain Russian missiles despite US sanctions

Turkey says it will not give up the Russian S-400 missile defence system despite the US saying it will impose sanctions as long as Turkey ...

Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

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Biden's pledges to 'end' involvement in Yemen 'not enough'

The new US president may have pledged to reduce support to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, but many Yemeni-Americans say it is not enough, writes ...

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Biden maintains tough line on Turkey over Russia arms

US President Joe Biden's administration urged Turkey to renounce a major Russian missile defence system.

Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

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Mass grave discovery highlights Iraq's impunity gap

Comment: One-sided justice in Iraq will not serve anyone's interests. Impunity for abusive security forces needs to end, writes Human Rights ...

Biden to keep tariffs on UAE aluminium

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Biden to keep tariffs on UAE aluminium

It's the latest reversal of a Trump administration policy by the new president.

UAE confident stalled F-35 jets sale will go ahead

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UAE confident stalled F-35 jets sale will go ahead

The UAE ambassador to Washington is expecting an arms deal worth $23 billion to proceed as planned, despite a review being undertaken by the ...

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