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A senior US intelligence official said the strikes, which reportedly killed 57 pro-Syrian regime fighters, targeted warehouses serving as a pipeline for components that support Iran's nuclear programme.

Faezeh Rafsanjani, the daughter of former Iranian president Ali Akbar Rafsanjani, has blamed Iran for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Syrians in an interview.

Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

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Officials: Attacks around Afghanistan kill at least 23

Multiple attacks have occurred in Afghanistan as talks resume with the Taliban in the hope of ending the conflict.

Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

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Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

First-person shooter game 'General in the Shadows' is set at the 2014 siege of Amerli in Iraq.

Trump told Pentagon to turn Gulf aircraft carrier back

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Trump told Pentagon to turn Gulf aircraft carrier back

The aircraft carrier was leaving the Middle East when Trump instructed a u-turn.

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In pictures: The Middle East bids farewell to 2020

Here's our look at how the region said farewell to a year of change and challenges.

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US aircraft carrier to leave Mideast amid Iran tension

The decision to send the USS Nimitz home could reflect a lack of consensus on whether Iran poses a heightened threat to strike during Trump's ...

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Syrian soldier killed in Israeli strike near Damascus

An Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital killed one soldier and wounded three others, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Israeli strikes on Syria kill six: monitor

Israeli missiles killed at least six Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Afghan officials: Bomb, shooting attack in Kabul kill 3

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Afghan officials: Bomb, shooting attack in Kabul kill 3

Kabul's deputy provincial governor Mahbobullah Mohibi and his secretary died in a car bombing, while in a separate attack gunmen shot and killed ...

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US troop pullouts in Mideast raise fears of Iran

A senior U.S. military official with knowledge of the region said Monday that Iran may try to take advantage of America’s troop withdrawals.

Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander dies of Covid-19

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Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander dies of Covid-19

Iranian media have reported that IRGC Brigadier-General Abdul Rasool Mahmudabadi, who fought alongside General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq and ...

US to reduce staff at Baghdad embassy amid tensions

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US to reduce staff at Baghdad embassy amid tensions

The decision stems from concern about a possible retaliatory strike on the first anniversary of the US airstrike that killed Qasem ...

Iranian commander killed in <em>airstrike</em> on Syria-Iraq border

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Iranian commander killed in airstrike on Syria-Iraq border

The IRGC commander was in the Syrian city of Albukamal when the strike took place.

Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

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Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Airstrike likely carried out by Israel killed nearly two dozen Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

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Iran's allies on high alert during Trump's final weeks

Tehran has instructed its allies to be on high alert amid fears the outgoing Trump administration could launch attacks on Middle East targets.

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What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

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Yemen in Focus: UAE-backed STC 'violating rights in Socotra'

This week we focus on rights violations in Socotra, a US admission to civilian casualties and Yemen's at-risk heritage.

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OPCW 'whistleblower' may have suppressed Syria chemical attack evidence

A recently uncovered letter from the OPCW to former employee Brendan Whelan has cast serious doubts on his claims that a 2018 chemical weapons ...

Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian <em>airstrike</em>

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Syrian rebels bomb regime positions following deadly Russian airstrike

Syrian rebels have bombed regime positions in the northwest of the country in retaliation for a Russian airstrike which killed up to ...

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Iranian militias re-name Syrian streets names after Khomeini, Solemani

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

Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

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Two Islamic State 'Beatles' plead not guilty in court

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

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 ...

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.

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