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Pro-Iranian militia fighters, along with two Syrian soldiers were killed in Israeli airstrikes in the province of Sweida.

An Islamic State attack killed 11 in the Syrian desert as fighting intensifies.

IS captures Syrian outpost in fierce battle with regime

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IS captures Syrian outpost in fierce battle with regime

Islamic State group militants took over a Syrian regime military post, sparking fierce clashes and Russian air strikes as the group laid siege to the town of Sukhna.

28 killed in two horrific bus crashes in Egypt

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28 killed in two horrific bus crashes in Egypt

28 people, including textile workers and three foreign tourists have been killed in two separate bus crashes in Egypt, which has a poor record ...

Twelve Iranian fighters killed in mine explosion in Syria

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Twelve Iranian fighters killed in mine explosion in Syria

Twelve pro-regime fighters were killed when an Iranian convoy drove into a minefield in central Syria, thought to have been laid by retreating ...

Maye Kabil

Egypt: The losers of liberalisation

Comment: Domestic debt has increased by 35% since the IMF's 'reform' programme was introduced, writes Maye Kabil.

Robert Cusack

Dahlan conference on Palestine's future set to begin

A Fatah spokesperson has denounced a conference hosted by Mohammed Dahlan on Palestine's future due to be held in Egypt, as Cairo seeks to ...

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Gaza-Rafah border to open, but just for VIPs

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ordered the opening of the border crossing into Gaza this weekend, but only for Palestinian politicians due to ...

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Shark smugglers 'seeking to sabotage tourism' in Egypt caught

Egyptian forces 'foiled a plot' by a criminal gang who were planning to plant sharks off the Egyptian coast with the aims of destabilising the ...

Syrian rebels push IS from desert stronghold

Anas al-Kurdi

Syrian rebels push IS from desert stronghold

Syrian opposition forces say they have captured areas from Islamic State group near the city of Palmyra in a surprise offensive.

Anas al-Kurdi

Syrian opposition battle to secure strategic road through Tadmur

Rebels launched a surprise attack on several IS checkpoints and positions around midday on Saturday near the town of Tadmur, sources tell ...

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