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Forces aligned with Libya's UN-recognised government said they launched an offensive for slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi's hometown Sirte, as rival strongman Khalifa Haftar agreed to a ceasefire.

A roadside bomb killed 11 pro-government militiamen travelling on a truck in northern Afghanistan, an attack officials have attributed to the Taliban.

Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib

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Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Idlib

A Turkish soldier was killed and two others injured after an attack on an armoured ambulance in Syria's Idlib region, Turkey's defence ministry said.

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Amr Salahi

Explainer: Why is Qatar under blockade by Saudi Arabia?

Today marks the third anniversary of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain still imposing a blockade on ...

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Taking stock of the anti-Qatar blockade three years later

As the Gulf crisis enters its fourth year, fake news and hostile narratives run rife in the region hindering attempts to salvage the GCC's ...

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UN rights chief condemns 'structural racism' in US

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for the White House to listen to the 'voices calling for an end to police violence' and 'endemic and structural racism'.

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Egyptian soldiers killed and injured in IS Sinai attack

An unspecified number of Egyptian soldiers and IS-affiliated militants have been killed and injured in clashes close to the border city of Rafah.

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First Russian strikes in 3 months hit NW Syria

Russian air strikes hit an area of northwest Syria in the first strikes since a March ceasefire came into force.

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Libyan government starts operation to capture Tripoli International Airport

Libyan government forces have announced a new operation to capture Tripoli International Airport, which has not been used since 2014.

Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

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Syria tribes condemn Russia for recruiting members for Haftar

Tribes in Syria have slammed Russia's Wagner military group for its efforts in luring young members to fight alongside General Khalifa Haftar ...

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Iran hardliner addresses parliament as newly elected speaker

The former IRGC commander decried what we called authorities’ waning "social capital", due to the departure from the “ideals of the revolution".

Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels

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Iran Guards warn US after receiving new combat vessels

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warned the United States against its naval presence in the Gulf.

Afghan forces killed in first 'Taliban attacks' since ceasefire

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Afghan forces killed in first 'Taliban attacks' since ceasefire

The first deadly assault since the end of a three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan led to the deaths of seven Afghan security force members.

Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

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Hardline former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

A former mayor of Tehran linked to Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been elected as parliament speaker.

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Paul Iddon

What normalisation of Assad's regime could mean for Turkey

Most of the countries that have restored ties with Damascus are motivated by their strong desire to undermine Turkey's objectives in the wider ...

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Iranian fuel shipment reaches Venezuelan waters

Iranian fuel and oil products entered Venezuelan waters on Saturday, despite growing concerns by the US.

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Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

After losing battles in several strategic locations, Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar asked his loyalists "to fight Turkey's 'colonial' ...

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Greece denies reports Turkey occupied border strip

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias acknowledged the presence of Turkish forces in the area but said Greek soil had not been 'occupied by foreign ...

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Israel claims Iran is sending weapons to Libya's Haftar

Khalifa Haftar lost control of a key Libyan airbase this week.

Haftar announces <em>air</em> war against Turkish forces in Libya

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Haftar announces air war against Turkish forces in Libya

Militias led by Khalifa Haftar have suffered a series of defeats in Libya following intervention by Turkey.

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Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said that when the Iranian ships are 200 nautical miles from the coastline "they will be welcomed" by ...

UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

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UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

The UN's acting special envoy to Libya has warned of foreign-backed escalation on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

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Eight Afghan soldiers die fighting off Taliban attack

Taliban fighters attacked several government posts on the outskirts of Kunduz

Saudi attacker on US base had longstanding al-Qaeda ties

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Saudi attacker on US base had longstanding al-Qaeda ties

The Saudi student who killed three Americans at a US naval base had longstanding ties to Al-Qaeda and planned an attack before he arrived in the ...

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