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Trump's administration deployed a US aircraft carrier and warships to the Gulf region as tensions increased over the killing of a top Iranian nuclear scientist.

Saudi Arabia and Russia called an informal meeting of OPEC+ ministers, which is likely to delay a planned oil production increase, just days before a formal meeting.

Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

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Iraqi children 'forced to live among corpses and bombs'

Hundreds of Iraqi families forced out of camps are living in horrific conditions, the charity Save the Children said.

Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

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Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Airstrike likely carried out by Israel killed nearly two dozen Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

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Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

A Biden administration is considering taking troops out from Somalia.

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A gateway to Africa: Russia's naval base in Sudan

Analysis: Moscow's new naval base in Sudan heralds Russia's return to the geopolitical map of Africa.

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Iraqi refugees face abuse over perceived IS links

Amnesty's regional director called on the Iraq's central authority and the Kurdish regional government to address the ...

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Taliban rigging drones to drop bombs: Afghan spy chief

Afghanistan's spy chief said the Taliban deployed small drones to drop bombs on government forces in some recent attacks.

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Syria's Assad: Lone survivor of Arab Spring

Ten years on Syria's Bashar Al-Assad defied the odds, surviving international isolation and temporary loss of two thirds of ...

Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

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Pompeo touts Iran policy in Gulf

In what was likely his final tour of the Persian Gulf as secretary of state, Pompeo touted the Trump administration's Mideast ...

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Dealings possible with US despite 'crimes', Iran says

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said the US has "committed repeated crimes against the Iranian people".

Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

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Belgian policeman tried over death of Kurdish toddler

Mawda was fatally wounded in May 2018 when a policeman opened fire on a van being driven across Belgium by traffickers taking migrants across ...

<em>The</em> <em>Iraq</em> <em>Report</em>: Mass execution sparks international concern

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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 ...

Youth activists in <em>Iraq</em> are waging a 'green revolution'

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Youth activists in Iraq are waging a 'green revolution'

The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities ...

US general: <em>Iraq</em> government wants continuing US presence

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US general: Iraq government wants continuing US presence

Iraq wants a continued US presence to fight the Islamic State group after the Trump administration slashed ...

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Bahrain urges Israel-Palestinian peace in historic Jerusalem meet

Bahrain's foreign minister called for renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks during a landmark meeting in Israel with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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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 ...

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Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners risk 'imminent' execution: UN

Following reports that 21 men convicted on terrorism-related charges were hanged in Iraq, the UN warned several hundred more ...

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American embassy in Iraq under rocket fire

Iraq's capital Baghdad was pelted with rockets in an attack that came after Washington announced a historic cut in its troop numbers in ...

US to slash troop levels in <em>Iraq</em>, Afghanistan

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US to slash troop levels in Iraq, Afghanistan

The US will reduce troops in Afghanistan and Iraq to their lowest levels in nearly 20 years of war.

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NATO chief warns of 'high' price of Afghan pullout

NATO's chief warned the United States' hasty pullout from Afghanistan could enable the country to become breeding ground for ...

<em>Iraq</em> hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

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Iraq hangs 21 'terrorism' convicts: medics, police

The Iraqi men from various provinces had all been convicted under a 2005 Counter-Terrorism Law, which carries the death ...

Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

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Holy smoke: Karbala's wooden shisha craftsmen survive months-long lockdown

Iraq's Karbala is known as a religious pilgrimage site, visited by millions of worshippers, but shisha-smokers revere it for a different reason: ...

Iranian forces pound rebels in northwest border region

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Iranian forces pound rebels in northwest border region

The development comes a day after state media reported that "terrorists" who attempted to sneak into Iran's West Azerbaijan province ...

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