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Suspected IS militants have killed three members of the Syrian Democratic Forces ‘in a horrible way’ and three members of an Iran-backed militia in a mine explosion in eastern Syria

Syrian opposition sources say the US and Syrian groups may carry out an air and ground operation against Iranian militias in eastern Syria.

Russian soldiers bribe officer to be sent to Syria

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Russian soldiers bribe officer to be sent to Syria

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.

Trump under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

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Trump under pressure to release report on Khashoggi killers

US lawmakers say the public must know which Saudi officials were named in a report the Trump administration refused to release to the public ...

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 ...

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WTO investigation 'finds Saudi responsible' for pirate TV channel

Newcastle's £300m takeover is in serious doubt after the World Trade Organisation ruled that Saudi Arabia is behind pirate TV station beoutQ.

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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.

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Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition air ...

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.

Libya 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.

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 ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

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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' ...

Afghan president vows to quicken release of Taliban prisoners

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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.

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.

24-year-old survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash

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24-year-old survivor recalls horror of Pakistan plane crash

Ninety-seven people were killed after a passenger plane crashed into a residential area in Pakistan's Karachi, authorities confirmed.

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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.

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80 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan crash

Officials have confirmed two survivors so far from the crash in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Muslims are preparing for a muted Eid as lockdown dampens upcoming celebrations, while Covid-19 funding for Yemen is at risk. Here's the latest.

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Khashoggi sons' forgiveness a 'parody of justice': UN expert

After Jamal Khashoggi's sons announced they "forgave" their father's killers, UN expert Agnes Callamard has found the announcement "shocking", ...

Foreigners evacuated from Iraq gas field after protests

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Foreigners evacuated from Iraq gas field after protests

A number of foreign workers were evacuated from Iraq following protests at a Basra gas facility.

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Funding gaps threaten Yemen coronavirus fight, says UN

A number of aid programmes in Yemen could be cut due to funding shortages, the UN warned, as the war-torn country grapples with its coronavirus ...

Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

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Sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi 'forgive' killers

The sons of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi announced that they "forgive" their father's convicted killers, potentially sparing them ...

In Libya, Russia calls in its proxy, Assad

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 ...

Pandemic and violence jeopardise Afghanistan's fragile peace process

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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