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UN disarmament chief Izumi Nakamitsu said Syria's recent submission 'cannot be considered accurate and complete'.

At least five people were killed after a car bomb exploded in the Afghan capital on Tuesday.

Taliban team in Pakistan as Afghan ceasefire calls grow

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Taliban team in Pakistan as Afghan ceasefire calls grow

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and his delegation were summoned to Islamabad from Qatar, where they have been negotiating since September.

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: What to expect under the Biden administration

After Joe Biden's election win, Syrians are waiting for signs that he will take a more considered approach towards the country's civil war.

Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

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Israel strikes Hamas positions in Gaza

Israel said it struck Hamas underground infrastructure and military posts in Gaza on Sunday.

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Al-Qaeda's number two secretly killed in Iran: NYT

Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, who was on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists, was shot and killed in Tehran by two Israeli operatives, a report claimed.

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Police kill 2 militants, seize weapons in eastern Pakistan

Pakistani counterterrorism police said they killed two al-Qaeda militants with plans to carry out 'subversive activities'.

Nazli Tarzi

Dark crimes spotlight Iraqi women's mental health epidemic

A mother's shocking crime has sparked an outpouring of anguish in Iraq, but also shows society's poor understanding of mental health issues and ...

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Anti-France protests draw thousands in Asia, Middle East

Muslims in South Asia vented their fury at French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday while smaller anti-France protests also took place in the ...

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Amr Salahi

Why US elections present Syrians with a complex dilemma

Syrian Americans have been affected by Trump's discriminatory policies and his 'Muslim ban' but many of them fear that a Biden presidency will ...

Mohamad Karkas

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its ...

Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

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Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

Afghan locals now say the recent withdrawal of foreign troops has left them exposed to militant attacks.

UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

Diana Alghoul

UK MPs launch investigation into missing Saudi royals

Three British MPs are launching an investigation into the whereabouts of missing Saudi princes Mohammed bin Nayef and Ahmed bin Abdulaziz.

Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

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Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

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Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany calling for the investigation of two deadly regime chemical weapons attacks in ...

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Syria calls US 'rogue state' over Assad 'assassination plan'

The Assad regime likened the US to a 'terrorist group' after Trump said he had suggested assassinating the Syrian dictator in 2017.

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Trump 'wanted to kill Assad' after Syria chemical attack

Trump had earlier denied reports that he planned to assassinate the Syrian leader.

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Israeli tanks shell Gaza amid truce efforts

Gaza security officials said the fire hit Hamas observation posts near Al-Maghazi and Al-Bureij refugee camps and the city of ...

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Pakistan's army chief visits Saudi amid strained relations

General Qamer Javed Bajwa's visit was apparently aimed at easing a rift caused by Pakistan's criticism of the Saudi-led Organisation of Islamic ...

Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

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Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip set up a centre to donate blood to victims of the Beirut blast.

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Khan claims Pakistan helped ease Iran-Saudi tensions

Imran Khan has claimed that Pakistan's mediation efforts prevented a fall-out between Saudi Arabia and Iran from escalating.

British Muslims condemn lockdown announced two hours before Eid

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British Muslims condemn lockdown announced two hours before Eid

'It is like being told they cannot visit family and friends for Christmas on Christmas Eve itself,' the UK's largest Muslim group said, ...

Egypt sends troops to Syria to 'fight for Assad'

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Egypt sends troops to Syria to 'fight for Assad'

Turkish and Syrian news agencies have reported that Egypt sent 150 soldiers to the frontlines in northwestern Syria to assist the Assad regime ...

Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

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Taliban make big changes ahead of talks with Kabul

Analysts say the shake-up could be a sign of how seriously the Taliban are taking the most critical step in a deal Washington signed with the ...

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