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The ICRC has warned of a serious humanitarian crisis in northeast Syria, as food shortages and electricity cuts makes the situation yet more dire with coronavirus.

Government forces fired bullets, shotgun pellets and teargas at a large anti-India protest that hit the streets shortly after the news of the rebel leader's killing spread.

The Caravan: Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

Tam Hussein

The Caravan: Azzam and the Rise of Global Jihad

Book Club: Thomas Hegghammer details the life of Palestinian scholar Abdallah Azzam, who is seen as the founding father of global jihad.

Trump taking 'no meaningful action' on Uighur Muslim crisis

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Trump taking 'no meaningful action' on Uighur Muslim crisis

Nearly one million Uighurs and other Turkic language-speaking minorities in China have reportedly been held in re-education camps.

Erik Prince bids for privatising Afghanistan war

Ali M Latifi

Erik Prince bids for privatising Afghanistan war

Erik Prince is trying to drum up business for his mercenary corporation of guns for hire, claiming he can reduce costs in Washington's ...

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Media activists fear for their lives in southwestern Syria

Since July 19, government forces have captured most of southwestern Daraa province and control much of the border with Jordan

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ...

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

Comment: Saudi Arabia and Iran are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East, into the Caucasus, writes James Dorsey.

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Lebanon must investigate claims of mass spying: rights groups

Eight rights groups including Human Rights Watch called on Lebanese authorities on Wednesday to investigate reports of a massive espionage ...

Lebanese intelligence 'hacks smartphones' in mass spying operation

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Lebanese intelligence 'hacks smartphones' in mass spying operation

Lebanon's security agency has been tied to a global hacking scheme using bogus versions of apps like WhatsApp to turn phones into cyber-spying ...

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Blackwater founder says mercenaries should tackle Libya migrant crisis

Founder of private military company Blackwater, Erik Prince, has suggested mercenaries should police migrants within Libya, saying his plan ...

The UAE is 'employing' Blackwater to run its army

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The UAE is 'employing' Blackwater to run its army

Reports are emerging of ex-Blackwater CEO's increasing involvement in the UAE's military affairs, with few, if any, UAE citizens actually ...

Jordan declares Syria border 'military zone' after bombing Jordan declares Syria border 'military zone' after bombing

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Jordan declares Syria border 'military zone' after bombing

Video: Jordan has declared the Syria border a militant zone after an attack killed six Jordanian soldiers.

Where do Islamic State and al-Qaeda get their explosives?

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Where do Islamic State and al-Qaeda get their explosives?

Where do the explosives used by terrorist groups and insurgents that have killed many thousands in the Arab world come from? The New Arab ...

Sinai, Rafah crossing top points in Egypt-Hamas talks

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Sinai, Rafah crossing top points in Egypt-Hamas talks

A delegation of Hamas leaders is meeting with top intelligence officials in Egypt to patch up relations with the neighbouring country and find ...

The New Arab

Eight Dutch IS militants 'executed' in Syria

The fighters had been caught trying to flee Islamic State-held territory amid an ongoing dispute.

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UN fears mass exodus from Syrian city of Aleppo

Video: Huge crowds of Syrians, mainly women and children, continue to wait at the Turkish border crossing, as Ankara fears a new influx of ...

AAAJ and agencies

Turkey police block new migrant march to Greek border

A new march by mainly Syrian migrants who are trying to reach Europe overland from Turkey has been blocked by police outside Istanbul on Monday.

AAAJ and agencies

22 dead after Greece-bound migrant boat sinks off Turkey

Rescue efforts continue after a vessel sank off Turkey's southwest coast, as Hungary seals its border to stem the influx of refugees and EU ...

Yemen's rebels fire into Saudi Arabia

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Yemen's rebels fire into Saudi Arabia

Houthi rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least three people and purportedly capturing five soldiers, ...

Othman al-Mukhtar

Islamic State Group 'preparing' Saudi border attack

Intelligence reports suggest that increased IS militant activity on the Iraq-Saudi Arabia border suggest the extremist group are ...

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