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Israel has closed its goods crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip after Hamas fired rockets into the Mediterranean.

A lawsuit filed by a former Saudi intelligence official says that in 2015, MbS was in communications with Putin, 'encouraging Russian intervention in Syria', despite Saudi support for the rebels

US defence officials reject Trump's 'Beirut bomb' claims

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US defence officials reject Trump's 'Beirut bomb' claims

The US president claimed that Tuesday's tragedy in Beirut was caused by 'a bomb'.

Israel launches <em>air</em> <em>strikes</em> on Syrian army positions

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Israel launches air strikes on Syrian army positions

Israeli fighter jets, attack helicopters and other warplanes struck Syrian military targets in southern Syria, a day after thwarting an attack ...

12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

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12 pro-regime fighters killed in Syria clashes: monitor

Another 17 pro-regime fighters were wounded while on the jihadist-led side six fighters died in clashes on Monday.

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Israel says it thwarted an attack on Syria border

The Israeli army said on Monday that it had thwarted an attempt by a militant cell in Syria to plant explosive devices along its northern border with Syria.

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Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

The truce is only the third official respite in Afghanistan's conflict since the war started in 2001.

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IS occupies four villages in Egypt's Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, Egypt's Islamic State group affiliate, has occupied four villages in the north of the Sinai peninsula for nearly a week.

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Israeli military 'in combat' with Hezbollah on Lebanon border

Tensions have been on the rise after Israel killed a Hezbollah fighter in Syria last week.

Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

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Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

Israel has not responded to the airspace violation claims.

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Israel strikes Syrian army targets after border unrest

The Israeli army said that helicopters struck military targets "belonging to the Syrian Armed Forces", including observation posts and ...

Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

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Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over the capital Monday, state media reported, during an attack which a war monitor ...

Iran sends black boxes of downed plane to France

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Iran sends black boxes of downed plane to France

Iran has sent the black boxes of a Ukrainian passenger plane which its armed forces accidentally shot down in January to France after a long ...

US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

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US will likely stay in Afghanistan, regardless of election

Comment: Though Biden talks about 'ending endless wars', he would likely prolong and even expand the drone programme and US presence in ...

Saudi <em>air</em> <em>strikes</em> in Yemen's Al-Jawf province kill seven

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Saudi air strikes in Yemen's Al-Jawf province kill seven

Since May, tensions have been rising between Saudi Arabia and Yemen's Houthis.

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Iran says misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing

This error "initiated a hazard chain" that saw further errors committed in the minutes before the plane was shot down, said a CAO document.

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Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defence systems

Chief of staff of Iran's armed forces met with Syrian president Bashar Assad during a visit to Syria, where they signed an agreement to ...

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

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British MPs 'outraged' over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

This week we focus on a 'disappointing' decision by the UK to resume Saudi arms sales, warnings over famine in Yemen and more.

Iran to bolster Syria <em>air</em> defences, counter US 'pressure'

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Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

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UK to resume Saudi arms sales despite humanitarian outcry

The UK will resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after determining the Saudi-led coalition's breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen to ...

Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

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Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

Activists close to the GNA believe that the strikes were carried out by Emirati Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets taking off from Egypt's ...

Yemen's starving children, legacy of six years of war

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Yemen's starving children, legacy of six years of war

The war in Yemen has escalated and turned into the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Over 50 killed in clashes between Syrian regime, IS

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Over 50 killed in clashes between Syrian regime, IS

Clashes in the Syrian desert have killed more than 50 fighters from the Syrian regime and Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

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