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Chechen strongman Kadyrov claimed foreign secret services killed dissident blogger Mamikhan Umarov in Austria and have pinned the blame on the Chechen leadership

The SDF has been at loggerheads with Turkey over control of northern Syria.

Chechen refugee killed in Vienna in string of violence

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Chechen refugee killed in Vienna in string of violence

A Chechen former separatist has been assassinated in Vienna.

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Khaled Sid Mohand

How Abu Dhabi is helping out Damascus

Comment: Khaled Sid Mohand of The Justice and Liberties for All Committee discusses normalisation, and the UAE's monetary, military and security ...

Russians to back reforms allowing <em>Putin</em> to extend rule

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Russians to back reforms allowing Putin to extend rule

Putin says the changes are needed to ensure stability and cement Russian values in the face of pernicious Western influences.

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Iran says 'no military solution' for Syria

"The Islamic republic believes the only solution to the Syrian crisis is political and not a military solution."

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Pompeo warns Taliban against attacking Americans

The State Department has warned the Taliban against targeting Americans in the country, amid outrage over alleged Russian rewards to attack US ...

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Turkey, Russia and Iran to hold talks on Syria

Turkey, Russia and Iran have been holding talks on Syria via the Astana process.

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Biden slams Trump over alleged Russia-Taliban bounty intelligence

Joe Biden has become the latest to criticise the US president over allegations he was briefed on intelligence that reportedly showed Russia had ...

Trump slammed for inaction over 'Russian bounties' in Afghanistan

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Trump slammed for inaction over 'Russian bounties' in Afghanistan

US President Donald Trump has been slammed for failing to respond to intelligence accusing Russia of offering rewards to Taliban-linked ...

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US thinks Russia spies aided Taliban attacks: report

The Trump administration believes Russian spies aided attacks against US forces in Afghanistan by offering bounties to the militants.

Oil firm says Russian mercenaries enter key Libya field

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Oil firm says Russian mercenaries enter key Libya field

Russian and other foreign mercenaries drove into Libya's key Al-Sharara oil field.

Trump prepared to 'support Israeli attack on Iran': Bolton

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Trump prepared to 'support Israeli attack on Iran': Bolton

Bolton was fired by Trump as National Security Adviser almost a year ago.

US paper faces backlash after publishing Islamaphobic ad

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US paper faces backlash after publishing Islamaphobic ad

A doomsday ad published by The Tennessean claimed “Islam” would cause a nuclear explosion in Nashville in July, drawing backlash which prompted ...

A letter to <em>Putin</em>: 'Release Syrian detainees'

Paul McLoughlin

A letter to Putin: 'Release Syrian detainees'

A Syrian doctor and former detainee has made a last-ditch effort to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in Syria's packed jails by writing to Russian ...

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Head of Libya's Tobruk government on surprise Algeria visit

Algerian officials greeted Aguila Saleh at Algiers International Airport, though the reason for the visit remains unknown.

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Russian ministers' Turkey visit postponed: Ankara

Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu were set to visit Istanbul on Sunday - a meeting agreed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his ...

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Turkey and Russia to hold talks on Libya, Syria

Russian officials will visit Turkey to discuss Syria and Libya.

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Assad sacks Syrian regime prime minister following protests

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has sacked his prime minister, Imad Khamis, following the collapse of the Syrian pound and recent protests ...

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Paul Iddon

Russia's expanding military footprint in the Middle East

Over the last decade Russia has visibly expanded its military, economic and political influence in the Middle East.

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Libya's Sarraj declined Russia invitation, Erdogan reveals

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Libya's prime minister declined an invitation to meet the Russians in Moscow, as the conflict ...

Erdogan reaches 'agreements' with Trump over Libya conflict

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Erdogan reaches 'agreements' with Trump over Libya conflict

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said he reached "some agreements" with US counterpart Donald Trump over Libya during telephone ...

Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

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Russia 'hired' Syrians to fight in Libya, sources say

Russia reportedly hired hundreds of Syrian mercenaries to fight in Libya during an escalation of violence last month.

<em>Putin</em> signs decree allowing Russian military expansion in Syria

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Putin signs decree allowing Russian military expansion in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to take control of additional military facilities in ...

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