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A mass killing and an attack on Kurdish political headquarters suggest ethno-sectarian tensions are flaring again, with many questioning whether Iraq can resolve such disputes under its current system.

Turkey's small ethnic Armenian community are facing rising hate speech as Ankara backs Azerbaijan in the ongoing Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

Armenia calls for Turkey arms embargo amid Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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Armenia calls for Turkey arms embargo amid Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Yerevan claims Canadian technology was found in a downed Turkish drone.

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

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Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four ...

Sudan trial defence rejects case against ousted Bashir

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Sudan trial defence rejects case against ousted Bashir

The trial of Omar al-Bashir and others over a 1989 coup heard defence arguments dismissing charges of illegal use of military force.

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PM office: ICC prosecutor visits Sudan over Darfur charges

The ICC's prosecutor is set to discuss the possibility of bringing to trial those internationally wanted for war crimes in Darfur.

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

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Aussie cops drop probe into Afghan 'war crimes' reporting

Australian police dropped an investigation into journalist Daniel Oakes and his producer Sam Clark who exposed war crimes in ...

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Watchdog urges sanctions over civilian deaths in Syria's Idlib

HRW has urged sanctions for Assad and Russia over attacks on Idlib.

Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

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Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebel backers freed in swap

In an apparent swap, two captive Americans were freed in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the Houthi rebels were allowed to return home.

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Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

Russia became a new member of the 47-seat UN human rights council on Tuesday.

UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

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UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

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Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that keeping his country on a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism is endangering its ...

Trump, Kushner gave pass for Khashoggi murder: ex-CIA chief

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Trump, Kushner gave pass for Khashoggi murder: ex-CIA chief

Former CIA chief John Brennan also described Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a 'quintessential authoritarian leader.'

Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

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Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

Two members of the "Beatles" Islamic State kidnapping cell pleaded not guilty in a US court to charges of conspiring to murder four American ...

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Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

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European Parliament urges EU to boycott Saudi G20 summit

The bill calls for EU Presidents Von der Leyen and Charles Michel to snub the G20 summit in Riyadh in November.

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The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

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ICC court appeals judges uphold detention of Darfur suspect

A hearing on whether prosecution evidence is strong enough to merit a full trial is scheduled to begin on December 7.

Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

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Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

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Syrians urge voting against Russia on Human Rights Council

Syrian groups have urged UN member states to vote against Russia gaining a seat on the Human Rights Council.

Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

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Rights groups ask Germany to probe Syria chemical attacks

Human rights groups have filed a criminal complaint in Germany calling for the investigation of two deadly regime chemical weapons attacks in ...

Turkey lambasts Israel over new West Bank settlements

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Turkey lambasts Israel over new West Bank settlements

Netanyahu delayed announcing the plans for new West Bank settlements in order not to endanger the normalisation agreements with UAE and Bahrain, ...

Azerbaijan's second largest city targeted in fighting with Armenia

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Azerbaijan's second largest city targeted in fighting with Armenia

Azerbaijan has said Armenia carried out a "massive missile attacks" on its second largest city, killing one civilian and wounding four others.

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