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Covid-19 is playing havoc with economic institutions in the MENA region, resulting in record job losses and a sharp increase in poverty, especially among children.

Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention against Kurdish separatists.

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 on the high-security Green Zone.

Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

4 protesters killed in clashes with <em>Iraq</em> security forces

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4 protesters killed in clashes with Iraq security forces

Clashes between Iraqi security forces and anti-government demonstrators in the city of Nasiriyah left four protesters dead.

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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.

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US strikes 'Iranian-backed militant' site in Syria: Pentagon

The US military launched an airstrike on facilities used by Iran-backed militias in Syria, the Pentagon said.

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Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

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Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year ...

Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

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Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

The reshuffle is seen as another sign the Biden government is refocusing on other areas of the world.

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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's Erdogan seeks 'win-win' relationship with US

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Turkey's Erdogan seeks 'win-win' relationship with US

After years of fractious ties between the NATO allies, Turkey's president said he wants to establish a "win-win" relationship with the United ...

Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

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Rockets target Iraqi airbase hours after deadly IS clashes

Iraq's Al-Balad airbase was targeted with at least four rockets on Saturday, just hours after clashes between Islamic State militants and Iraqi ...

Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

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Ten years on, Syrian children remain without education

A decade-long conflict has adversely impacted on an already under-resourced education system under strain, and stolen the lives of a whole ...

Greece accused of downplaying lead risk in refugee camp

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Greece accused of downplaying lead risk in refugee camp

Human Rights Watch has accused Greece of neglecting concerns about lead poisoning at a new camp for refugees in Lesbos and failing to ...

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Algeria hands death penalty to jihadist in beheading trial

A jihadist was sentenced to death for the 2014 kidnapping and beheading of French mountaineer Herve Gourdel in Algeria.

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NATO puts holds on Afghanistan decision, expands in Iraq

NATO said it hadn't made a final decision on its future in Afghanistan, but decided to expand its Iraq mission.

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Trial opens in Algeria jihadist beheading of French mountaineer

The trial of the men accused of killing mountain guide instructor Herve Gourdel begins today in Algiers.

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Outrage after Syrian regime imposes Sharia on Yazidi minority

The Yazidi Council of Syria has condemned the decision as a 'flagrant violation' of human rights.

Western allies condemn <em>Iraq</em> rocket attack

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Western allies condemn Iraq rocket attack

A recent rocket attack in Kurdish Iraq has been condemned by numerous countries in a joint statement.

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

Syria Kurds hand Baghdad 100 alleged IS fighters: source

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Syria Kurds hand Baghdad 100 alleged IS fighters: source

More than 1,000 Iraqis are detained by Syrian Kurdish forces.

Domestic violence increase in <em>Iraq</em> as shelters go underground

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Domestic violence increase in Iraq as shelters go underground

The United Nations said only one country in eight has taken measures to lessen the pandemic's impact on women and children worldwide.

Belgian cop given suspended sentence over toddler shooting

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Belgian cop given suspended sentence over toddler shooting

A Belgian police officer was handed a one-year suspended sentence over the fatal shooting of a two-year-old Kurdish girl.

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