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Analysis: Uncertainty in Chad following Idriss Deby's sudden death represents an opportunity for Russia to expand its interests in West and Central Africa.

The southern Syrian province of Quneitra has been hit by Israel airstrikes, the second in two days.

US warplanes help Afghan forces fend off Taliban offensive

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US warplanes help Afghan forces fend off Taliban offensive

A local government official in the southern province of Helmand said that 'heavy US air strikes' stopped the militants from advancing towards the provincial capital.

One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

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One dead after Israel bombs 'Assad home region'

An Israeli air raid has reportedly targeted the Mediterranean port town of Latakia, ancestral home of President Bashar al-Assad, ...

How South African weapons fuel war crimes in Yemen

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How South African weapons fuel war crimes in Yemen

Analysis: Despite attempts at oversight, Yemen is awash with weapons made by South Africa's arms industry.

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Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing

The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) took responsibility for the downing of the helicopter gunship during fierce clashes near the town of Momauk

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Israel reopens Gaza fishing zone

A fishing zone off the coast of Gaza has been reopened, after Israel closed the area following rocket fire.

Kamal Afzali

‘First ever flight' from Israel to regime-controlled Syria recorded

The Russian flight appears to be the first of its kind connecting Israel's Ben Gurion airport with Syria's Latakia governate, a regime ...

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Iranian general hints at Tehran's involvement in Israel strike

General Bagheri suggested such 'operations' would bring Israel's leaders 'back to their senses'.

Israel's Netanyahu urges 'calm' after days of Jerusalem violence

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Israel's Netanyahu urges 'calm' after days of Jerusalem violence

Netanyahu called for "calm on all sides" on Saturday, days after violence erupted in Jerusalem.

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'Drone attack' blamed for Iran tanker fire off Syria

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said an Iranian tanker was targeted in an assault off Syria's coast.

Iranian general 'takes responsibility' for attack targeting Israeli reactor

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Iranian general 'takes responsibility' for attack targeting Israeli reactor

A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard general has implied that Iran was responsible for a rocket attack targeting the secretive Dimona nuclear ...

Israel <em>strikes</em> Syria after 'missile' lands near nuclear reactor

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Israel strikes Syria after 'missile' lands near nuclear reactor

A surface-to-air missile was fired from Syria to Israel's southern Negev on Thursday, according to Israel.

Chad's president Deby dies after fighting rebels on battlefield

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Chad's president Deby dies after fighting rebels on battlefield

Chad's President Idriss Deby Itno has died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the army said in a shock announcement.

Israel <em>strikes</em> Gaza after rocket attack

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Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack

The strikes hit two Hamas "training sites" in southern Gaza and another target in central Gaza, witnesses and security sources said.

Mansour Omari

Assad's Syria will never be safe for Syrians

Comment: Denmark is well aware of the dangerous reality of Assad's Syria. Instead of an inhumane social policy, it should examine its own links to the conflict, writes Mansour Omari.

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Gaza projectile hits southern Israel: army

A projectile fired from Gaza has struck southern Israel, the second such attack in as many days.

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Israeli air strikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli fighter jets and attack helicopters struck the besieged Gaza Strip on Friday.

Sofia Nitti

Rebuilding Raqqa: Hope amid the ruins of war

In-depth: Three years after being liberated from IS, Raqqa is still in ruins. But despite funding shortages and security challenges, residents ...

Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

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Houthis turn to poetry in Yemen's cultural battle

Zawamil poetry is a popular traditional artform in Yemen but it has also become a weapon of choice for the Houthis.

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Syria responds to 'Israeli aggression': state media

Syrian state media reported Damascus responded to "Israeli aggression".

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

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US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters passed 520.

Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

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Houthi attack sparks fire at Saudi oil terminal

The latest in an upsurge of cross-border attacks has sparked a fire at a Saudi oil facility on Friday, authorities said.

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