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The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a dire economic situation, and state-backed violence.

The unnamed officer was taking part in a raid alongside Somali and US special forces when a car bomb was detonated.

Iranian FM urges Biden to end 'rogue' US behaviour

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Iranian FM urges Biden to end 'rogue' US behaviour

Iran is hoping that a new US leadership could pave the way for a lifting of crippling sanctions.

Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish movements

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Syria Insight: Idlib comes under focus after Turkish movements

Syria's Idlib remains a hive of military activity despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire meant to reduce violence in the densely populated province.

Reviving diplomacy, Biden seeks Iran talks after rejoining deal

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Reviving diplomacy, Biden seeks Iran talks after rejoining deal

Biden hinted at a return to the US nuclear agreement, but said it's "going to be hard".

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Algeria says soldier killed in clash with Islamists

Wednesday's death brings to five the number of Algerian soldiers killed in Islamist attacks since the start of the year.

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Algeria says three Islamists killed in army clash

The army killed "two terrorists following a clash with a dangerous" armed group in Jijel province, the ministry said in an initial statement, ...

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Appeal opens against acquittals in Daniel Pearl killing case

The appeal will hear opening arguments in the capital Islamabad on Wednesday.

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Iraqi Yazidi Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

Activist Nadia Murad said domestic tensions have intensified in confined living spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

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Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

A explosive-laden humvee drove onto an army commando base in eastern Ghazni province, killing 31 soliders, as a car bomb targeted the convoy of ...

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IS-linked militants kill four Christians in Indonesia: police

No arrests had yet been made and the motive for the attack was not immediately clear.

Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

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Israeli blockade has cost Gaza $16.7 billion: UN

Israel's blockade cost Gaza an estimated $16.7 billion in just over a decade, according to the UN.

Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

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Kurdish and Turkey-backed fighters clash in Syria, 11 killed

The Monday night clashes near the town of Ein Issa were triggered by an attack by Turkey-backed gunmen on SDF positions, according to a monitor.

Pakistan says soldier, 4 <em>militants</em> killed in border shootout

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Pakistan says soldier, 4 militants killed in border shootout

A soldier and four militants were killed and another two soldiers were injured in a shootout near the Afghanistan border.

Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid pandemic

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Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid pandemic

Donors could offer between 15% to 20% less than they did in the last pledging conference in 2016, according to a senior Western diplomat.

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Nine Iraqi security personnel, civilians dead in IS ambush

Nine were killed in an ambush carried out by the Islamic State group in Baghdad

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Pompeo to meet Taliban negotiators in Qatar

Mike Pompeo will meet with Taliban negotiators in Doha as part of the US's strategy for withdrawal.

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

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Turkey orders arrest of 101 over alleged PKK links

Authorities accuse the Democratic Society Congress of links to the PKK militant group.

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

Sofia Nitti

Nowhere to go: Iraq's camp closures leave thousands destitute

In-depth: Iraq has announced the closure of IDP camps across the country. With Covid-19 raging, winter approaching and IS still active, the ...

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IS kills 11 pro-regime fighters in Syria clashes: monitor

Eleven regime loyalists were killed by the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday.

Iran-backed <em>militants</em> in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

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Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

'Little known' groups could be linked to the pro-Iran, US-proscribed terrorist organisation Iraqi Hezbollah, posing a 'threat' to the country's ...

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

Gunmen kill 3 Iranian guards near Turkish border: report

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Gunmen kill 3 Iranian guards near Turkish border: report

The official IRNA news agency said the three were killed in a clash when "terrorists" tried to sneak into Iran’s West Azerbaijan province.

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