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Iranian militias in eastern Syria are changing the names of local streets in a 'provocative and sectarian' way in an effort to forcibly alter the character of the area.

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

German widow of IS rapper jailed on terror conviction

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German widow of IS rapper jailed on terror conviction

Hamburg-born Omaima A. was also found guilty of failing to take care of her children, weapons violations and involvement in the enslavement of a Yazidi girl.

Houthi court sentences Trump, Mohammed bin Salman to death

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Houthi court sentences Trump, Mohammed bin Salman to death

A Houthi-run court called for the execution of US President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman over a deadly 2019 airstrike.

US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

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US ambassador meets senior Iraqi official amid growing tension

The US is mulloing closing its embassy in Baghdad due to continued rocket attacks

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Iraq's foreign minister makes first visit to Iran

Iranian media have not elaborated on the reasons behind the top Iraqi diplomat's two-day trip to Tehran.

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Eastern Libyan forces claim IS leader killed in raid

The IS self-declared 'emirate' in Libya, fell to government forces in 2016.

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Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians: witnesses

The airstrikes come as Taliban and government-appointed negotiators are meeting for the first time in Qatar to discuss the future of Afghanistan.

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Men accused of hacking US websites in Soleimani retaliation

Two Iranians have been indicted on hacking charges after several US websites were flooded with pro-Iran messages.

Dutch to compensate survivor of 2015 Iraq air strike

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Dutch to compensate survivor of 2015 Iraq air strike

Basim Razzo lost four family members after the Dutch military said it bombed a house where IS militants were believed to be located.

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The Iraq Report: France asserts itself as US withdraws

France is eyeing a role in Iraq as the United States continues to drawdown its presence in the country.

Kosovo to recognise Israel, Serbia to relocate embassy

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Kosovo to recognise Israel, Serbia to relocate embassy

As part of a US-brokered accord to normalise economic ties, Kosovo has agreed to recognise Israel and Serbia will move its embassy from Tel Aviv ...

US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

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US hands over military base near Baghdad to Iraq

US-led international coalition forces have handed over control of the important Taji military base near Baghdad to Iraqi security forces.

Iran reveals new missile named after 'martyr Qasem Soleimani'

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Iran reveals new missile named after 'martyr Qasem Soleimani'

Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-surface missiles, amid continued tensions with Gulf states.

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Syrian regime soldiers killed in rare coalition airstrike

Two Syrian regime soldiers were killed in a coalition airstrike on their checkpoint in Qamishli in northeastern Syria, after they refused to allow a coalition patrol to pass through.

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Israel destroys own drone suspecting it came from Lebanese

Israel shot down its own drone, thinking it had come from Lebanon.

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Lebanese father, daughter shot dead in Tehran

A Lebanese man and his daughter have been shot dead in Tehran amid reports that the man was a Hezbollah activist.

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Netanyahu warns Hezbollah after Israeli strike in Syria

The Israeli military struck targets in Syria after it said militants tried to plant explosives in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

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Iraqi general who 'abandoned Mosul' released from jail

Iraqi General Mahdi Gharawi, who was accused of desertion and treason for allowing IS to take over Mosul in 2014, was released from prison to ...

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US extends national emergency for Lebanon citing Hezbollah tensions

The growing power of Hezbollah constitutes an 'extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States', Trump ...

Afghan talks back on track as new ceasefire agreed

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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.

Lebanon PM Diab accuses Israel of 'dangerous military escalation'

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Lebanon PM Diab accuses Israel of 'dangerous military escalation'

It comes after a reported cross-border clash between Hezbollah and Lebanon on Monday.

Lebanon's Hezbollah denies involvement in Israel border clash

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Lebanon's Hezbollah denies involvement in Israel border clash

Clashes along the Israel-Lebanon border on Monday did not involve Hezbollah fighters, the Lebanese Shia group said.

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