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Pope Francis opened his historic trip with a plea for Iraq's Muslims to embrace their Christian neighours as a precious resource.

Israel accused Iran of "environmental terrorism" after a devastating oil spill off its Mediterranean coast.

Pentagon: US contractor dies in Iraq rocket attack

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Pentagon: US contractor dies in Iraq rocket attack

A contractor died when at least 10 rockets slammed into an air base housing US and other coalition troops in western Iraq.

Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

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Rockets hit airbase in Iraq hosting US troops

At least ten rockets hit the Ain Al-Asad airbase in Anbar province on Wednesday morning.

Iran urges Baghdad to identify perpetrators of anti-US attacks

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Iran urges Baghdad to identify perpetrators of anti-US attacks

Iran urged Baghdad to identify the perpetrators of rocket attacks targeting US interests in Iraq on Saturday, just days after the latest assault ...

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Lebanese clear tar pollution from turtle beach

Lebanese raked balls of tar away from a turtle beach in the south of the country.

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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 ...

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Iraqi militia denies involvement in attacks against US forces

Kataeb Hezbollah, an Iraq paramilitary group considered to be among those closest to Iran, denied their involvement in recent attack against US ...

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Secret deal halts attacks on US's Baghdad embassy: reports

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi negotiated an agreement with Iran to stop missile attacks targeting the US embassy in Baghdad, intelligence ...

"Beirut was lucky": German firm clearing Beirut blast-hit port

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"Beirut was lucky": German firm clearing Beirut blast-hit port

After a blast of historic proportions at Beirut's port last year, Lebanon only escaped a second chemical inferno by chance, the German company ...

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Israel destroys West Bank Bedouin village again

Some 60 Palestinian Bedouins, half of them children, were left homeless on Wednesday after Israeli forces demolished their homes.

Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

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Twin suicide bombings rock central Baghdad

A deadly twin suicide bombing has hit a market in Baghdad, killing at least 28, with the death toll expected to rise.

Officials: Suicide bombs rock central Baghdad, 6 dead

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Officials: Suicide bombs rock central Baghdad, 6 dead

A twin suicide bombing has struck Baghdad, killing at least six and wounding dozens of others.

Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

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Iraqis pile mockery on US after Capitol siege

Iraqis poked fun at their former occupier after the storming of the US Congress.

A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

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A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

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Rockets target US embassy in Iraq as tensions flare

A volley of rockets exploded near the US embassy in Baghdad, as tensions mount ahead of the anniversary of the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Iraqi soil.

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Two coalition convoys hit in Iraq: security sources

"Qasem al-Jabbarin," a group which has identified itself as part of the Iran-linked "Islamic Resistance" network in Iraq, claimed responsibility ...

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EU plans more sanctions against Turkey over Med drilling

EU leaders invited ministers to draw up a list of targets for "restrictive measures" in response to Turkey's gas exploration in waters claimed ...

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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 ...

EU leaders weigh sanctions over Turkey's Mediterranean drilling work

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EU leaders weigh sanctions over Turkey's Mediterranean drilling work

European Union leaders will give the green light to the expansion of sanctions against Turkey over its exploration of gas reserves in ...

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Afghan VP vows to track down Kabul attackers

Saleh said security agencies will find out the networks involved in the attack, which left 10 people dead and another 51 wounded.

IS claims Kabul rocket attacks that killed eight

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IS claims Kabul rocket attacks that killed eight

Despite the IS claim, interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

At least eight dead as rockets hit Kabul

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At least eight dead as rockets hit Kabul

Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian blamed the Taliban, saying "terrorists" had fired a total of 23 rockets.

Central Kabul struck by barrage of rocket fire

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Central Kabul struck by barrage of rocket fire

Explosions rocked the Afghan capital on Saturday, as officials on Friday suggested a breakthrough in peace negotiations was expected to be ...

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