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Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah spoke ahead of a UN Security Council vote this summer to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

Iran's Quds Day propaganda has backfired, with Tehran's role in the Syria war brought to task.

Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

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Khamenei posts picture showing pro-Iran leaders praying in Jerusalem

Social media users were quick to ridicule Iran's latest propaganda content - a painting of an imagined gathering of Iran-backed leaders at the 'liberated' Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

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WATCH: Gunmen set fire to Iraqi paramilitary group's headquarters

The offices of Iranian-backed paramilitary group Asaib Ahl al-Haq were set ablaze over the weekend, as Iraq witnesses bubbling tensions between ...

Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

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Iran reopens key shrines after two-month coronavirus closure

A number of Shia Muslim shrines have reopened in Iran, with worshippers allowed to enter as long as they follow measures to prevent the ...

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In pictures: Muslims celebrate Eid amid lockdowns, coronavirus fears

Traditional celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan have been dampened by the coronavirus pandemic, forcing many to celebrate only with their immediate families.

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

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Afghan woman voluntarily nurses babies of slain mothers

Firooza Omar volunteered to nurse the newborn babies of mothers who were murdered in a horrific attack on a maternity ward.

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Car bomb kills nine Afghan intelligence officials

At least 40 other security personnel were wounded in the attack, with eight in critical condition.

Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

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Iraqis protest MBC broadcast calling slain PMF leader 'terrorist'

Angry protesters broke into the Baghdad office of Saudi-owned MBC television, after one of its broadcasts called Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the ...

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EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

An LGBTQ flag that was raised by western diplomats in Iraq's capital Baghdad prompted a swift backlash online, forcing the missions to U-turn on ...

Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

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Suspected Israeli strikes kill 7 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

At least 7 Iranian-backed fighters were killed in eastern Syria overnight, a monitor said, in what is suspected to be Israeli strikes.

Iran reports 35 new virus deaths

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Iran reports 35 new virus deaths

Iran has reported 35 new coronavirus deaths on Saturday, the lowest number since March 7 despite a rise in infections.

Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

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Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Iran authorities have arrested a French-Iranian academic, who faces six years in prison.

Will a gut-wrenching attack shake up Afghanistan's peace process?

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Will a gut-wrenching attack shake up Afghanistan's peace process?

Comment: Two gruesome attacks shook Afghanistan this week, but even these horrific acts seem unlikely to mark a significant turning point in the ...

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The Iraq Report: Kadhimi takes aim at pro-Iran militias

While hailed as a show of force by Iraq's new premier against malign Iranian influence, the arrest of pro-Iran militants may be little more than a token effort.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

Sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco are trapped by coronavirus and poverty and Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights despite Covid-19. Here ...

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Virus-hit Iran reopens mosques for holy Ramadan nights

Despite coronavirus fears, Iranians spilled into mosques for prayers after the Islamic Republic reopened them for two hours for Laylat Al-Qadr, ...

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Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The Ilisu dam, construction of which displaced thousands and submerged an ancient city, will start power generation next week.

Iran to reopen all mosques despite coronavirus case rise

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Iran to reopen all mosques despite coronavirus case rise

Mosques across Iran will be reopened for three days during the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Iran re-opening mosques, free flights for healthcare workers, Gulf states reaching out to Israel, a new lockdown for Lebanon ...

Israel attempted to block humanitarian aid to Iran: report

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Israel attempted to block humanitarian aid to Iran: report

Israel failed to block an Iran sanctions waiver made on humanitarian grounds to help the coronavirus-hit country battle the outbreak.

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

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Syria strikes kill 14 Iranian, allied fighters: monitor

Syrian Observatory head Rami Abdul Rahman said it was "likely" that Israel mounted the operation, which killed several Iraqi as well as Iranian ...

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