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Comment: Given the increasingly apparent entanglements between overseas war and domestic policing, defunding police could be the foundation for a new foreign policy, writes Stuart Schrader.

The Iraqi government has launched a new operation against IS militants in the north of Baghdad, which security sources say will also target militias that attack US forces.

Saudi-led coalition launches operation against Yemen rebels

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Saudi-led coalition launches operation against Yemen rebels

The coalition strike effectively ends a unilateral ceasefire it declared in April, announced as part of efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

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Russia, China seek foothold in Middle East arms market

The US dominates arms exports to the Middle East, but Russia and China are vying for influence in the lucrative market.

Ukraine 'threatens' Iran with lawsuit over downed jetliner

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Ukraine 'threatens' Iran with lawsuit over downed jetliner

In an interview with Canada’s The Globe and Mail, Zelensky said that Iran’s commitments were not only limited to handing over the flight’s black ...

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Turkish air strikes kill 5 civilians in northern Iraq

Five civilians and one Turkish soldier are confirmed killed as Ankara launches a cross-border offensive in northern Iraq where it says Kurdish militant group the PKK has hideouts.

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Iraqi Kurdistan could emerge as Turkey-UAE proxy battleground

Turkey has launched two operations against Kurdish militants this week, raising fears of northern Iraq becoming a proxy battleground between ...

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Saudi-led coalition denies targeting civilians in Yemen raid

The coalition rejected the allegation that civilians, including children, were killed insisting that it targeted armed Houthi combatants.

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Iran says coronavirus delays reading of airline black boxes

Tehran has pledged to cooperate with international investigations into the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner earlier this year.

US general sees Baghdad keeping American troops in country

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US general sees Baghdad keeping American troops in country

Commander of US forces Kenneth McKenzie says the Iraqi government will want to keep a US military presence on its territory to fight the Islamic ...

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Russian forces resume deadly air strikes on Syria's Idlib

Strikes on southern Idlib province, which killed a displaced civilian and injured five more, signal the Russian-backed Syrian regime is ramping ...

Libya's GNA accuse UAE of <em>air</em> <em>strike</em> on hospital

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Libya's GNA accuse UAE of air strike on hospital

A field hospital in a northern Libyan village was targeted in an airstrike blamed on the UAE.

East Syria <em>air</em> raids kill 12 pro-Iran fighters: monitor

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East Syria air raids kill 12 pro-Iran fighters: monitor

Unidentified aircraft on Saturday struck pro-Iranian fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, killing 12 fighters.

US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

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US pressures UAE-Saudi to end Qatar blockade over Iran

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt launched a blockade on Qatar in June 2017.

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East Syria strike kills 5 Iran-backed fighters: monitor

Israel is 'likely responsible' for the airstrike, the chief of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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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.

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Arms depot blast kills six rebels in Syria's Idlib

An explosion inside an Idlib arms depot - possibly caused by Russian air strikes - has killed six militants from an Uighur-dominated ...

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Iraq confirms killing of deputy IS leader Moataz al-Jubouri

The Islamic State group's so called 'Governor of Iraq' Moataz al-Jubouri, is confirmed to have been killed in an international coalition ...

Haftar urges forces to target 'colonial' Turkey in Libya

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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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Baghdad residents deplore display of Iranian leader posters

Iraqis in Baghdad have called for the removal of a massive number of posters showing Iranian leaders on Quds Day, an event supposedly expressing ...

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.

Taliban leader affirms commitment to peace deal with US

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Taliban leader affirms commitment to peace deal with US

The leader of the Taliban says that his group is committed to a peace deal signed in February with the US, amid increasing violence between ...

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

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