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

The chief of staff of the Yemeni internationally-recognised government’s army has survived a missile strike on a military camp near Marib which killed his son and seven other people.

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.

France and Turkey's growing rivalry in the Middle East

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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.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Fears over 'under the radar' coronavirus epidemic

Areas outside Syrian regime control remain at a major disadvantage in battling Covid-19, with fears that the coronavirus could be more widespread than is being reported.

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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' ...

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Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

The release of Taliban prisoners will be accelerated, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday.

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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 ...

Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

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Egypt kills 21 Sinai jihadists planning 'Eid attacks'

Egyptian authorities confirmed the killing of 21 militants in the Sinai peninsula who were allegedly planning Eid al-Fitr attacks.

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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 ...

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Sami Rahman

Disney's new Eid film could shatter Muslim stereotypes

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too ...

Tripoli forces seize another key town

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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.

Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

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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.

Stasa Salacanin

A house divided: The battle for Yemen's south

A bid by separatists to assert control over southern Yemen has pushed the country closer to fragmentation.

Syed Fazl-e-Haider

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

The Covid-19 pandemic and a spike in violence threaten to jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process.

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

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 government ...

Taliban leader affirms commitment to peace deal with US

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Taliban leader affirms commitment to peace deal with US

The leader of the Taliban says that his group is committed to a peace deal signed in February with the US, amid increasing violence between ...

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Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

Taliban fighters attacked several government posts on the outskirts of Kunduz

Fired US watchdog 'was investigating fast-tracked Saudi arms deal'

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Fired US watchdog 'was investigating fast-tracked Saudi arms deal'

Steve Linick was fired as the State Department's inspector general over his investigation into Pompeo's use of an emergency loophole to ...

Afghanistan rivals end months-long feud with power-sharing deal

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Afghanistan rivals end months-long feud with power-sharing deal

A power-sharing deal in Afghanistan has brought to an end months of feuding between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.

Haftar's forces hit Libya displacement shelter, killing two

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Haftar's forces hit Libya displacement shelter, killing two

At least two people were killed after Haftar forces targeted a displacement shelter on Saturday, reports confirmed.

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