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Russian Major Nikolai Zekin is facing trial for taking bribes from soldiers in order to send them to Syria, where they can earn high salaries and other benefits.

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated Islamist rebel group.

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider region.

Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

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Russia deployed aircraft to boost pro-Haftar mercenaries: US military

US Africa Command has claimed that Moscow sent aircraft directly from Russia to aid pro-Haftar mercenaries.

UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

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UN condemns use of IEDs against Libyan civilians

The GNA have accused Haftar's forces of planting mines in houses before pulling back from their positions in the south of the capital.

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Turkey's state broadcaster launches Russian-language service to fight 'disinformation'

Turkey's TRT is expanding its operations with a new Russian-language service.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

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Turkey says 'won't allow' Israel to annex West Bank

'We will not allow the Palestinian lands to be offered to anyone else' said the Turkish leader in an Eid address focused on Israel's planned ...

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Moroccan editor in pre-trial detention over sex claim

A Moroccan judge placed the head of an independent daily newspaper in pre-trial detention for suspected sexual assault, his lawyer said.

<em>Libya</em> coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

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Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

Migrants detained in Libya are often held in overcrowded, squalid detention centres or held at the mercy of armed groups.

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Hundreds of foreign mercenaries withdraw from Libya's front lines

Foreign mercenaries fighting alongside Haftar's forces have been flown away from the front lines after the rogue general suffered major losses ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in <em>Libya</em>

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

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Tripoli campaign to continue despite losses

General Haftar's forces have said they will continue to fight forces allied with the UN-supported government in Tripoli, despite heavy losses in ...

<em>Libya</em> government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

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Libya government retakes several Tripoli districts from Haftar forces

Khalifa Haftar's LNA forces suffer further setbacks in their bid to seize Libya's capital from government control.

WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

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WATCH: Libyans parade captured Russian missile system in Tripoli

The Libyan Government of National Accord has paraded a captured Russian missile defence system through the streets of Tripoli while accusing ...

James Snell

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

Comment: Transplanted to fight in another civil conflict, Syrian soldiers are finding themselves on opposing sides of Libya's crowded battlefield, writes James Snell.

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Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

After a young woman was kidnapped from her home in Tripoli, Libyans have launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about her abduction.

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Tripoli forces seize another key town

The UN recognised government gained ground and managed to wrest a town from Haftar's forces.

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Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in <em>Libya</em>

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Russia, Turkey back immediate ceasefire in Libya

Russian and Turkish foreign ministers backed an immediate ceasefire in Libya during a phone call.

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Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

A weakened Haftar isn't the end of Libya's woes

Comment: In Libya, rogue General Haftar may be weakened, but his foreign backers will still act to prevent a stable, democratic ...

UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

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UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

The UN's acting special envoy to Libya has warned of foreign-backed escalation on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

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Which Arab countries will be in lockdown this Eid?

Muslims across the Arab world are preparing for a very different Eid amid a coronavirus epidemic.

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