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Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Kurdish authorities have started to transfer foreign women and their children from an overcrowded camp in northeast Syria.

Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

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Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

Drone use has expanded dramatically in northern Iraq since Turkey launched a new assault in June, analysts and residents say.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee represented Iranian exile group

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Trump's Supreme Court nominee represented Iranian exile group

Amy Coney Barrett was on a team of lawyers representing the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an Iranian opposition group then listed as a ...

Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

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Saudi dissidents launch new opposition party amid repression

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled abroad have announced the launch of a new opposition party amid a continued crackdown on freedom of ...

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The Iraq Report: US drawdown will embolden Iran's proxies

Iran-backed militias will feel emboldened by a reduction of capable enemies on their doorstep, and could seek to expand their power and influence even further.

Mohammed Shiaa

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do anything ...

Kareem Shaheen

Where does STL verdict leave Lebanon's search for accountability?

Comment: Establishing the truth behind Hariri's killing and a string of other assassinations is an important step towards ...

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Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

Egypt arrests top Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat

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Egypt arrests top Muslim Brotherhood leader Mahmoud Ezzat

State-backed media celebrated news of his capture, describing him as a 'prize catch' and publishing images of a frail-looking Ezzat wearing a ...

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The Iraq Report: Anti-corruption activists assassinated with impunity

A series of prominent figures, from academics to social media influencers and political activists, are once again being targeted for ...

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Taif Alkhudary and Hayder Al-Shakeri

Rest in Power Reham Yacoub

Comment: Reham Yacoub's assassination is evidence of an increasingly restricted space for free speech and protest in Iraq, write Taif Alkhudary ...

Iraq launches operation against militias following Basra killings

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Iraq launches operation against militias following Basra killings

Iraqi security forces have launched a new operation in Basra against secretive militias responsible for recent killings of anti-corruption ...

Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

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Irate, protesters in Iraq's south torch parliament offices

Protesters had gathered to demand the resignation of Basra governor Asad al-Eidani after two activists were gunned down in the city in the past ...

Angry protests in Basra after activist killed by militiamen

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Angry protests in Basra after activist killed by militiamen

Iraqis in Basra have reacted furiously to the killing of an anti-corruption activist by suspected militia members, amid a lack of progress in ...

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Often on brink, Lebanon headed toward collapse

Lebanon is hurtling toward a tipping point at an alarming speed, driven by financial ruin, collapsing institutions, hyperinflation and rapidly rising poverty - with a pandemic on top of that.

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Iran announces arrest of US-based 'terrorist group' leader

Iran said it has detained Jamshid Sharmahd, the leader of a US-based Iranian monarchist group, accusing him of planning a deadly 2008 bombing in ...

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Iraq launches new action against IS in Diyala province

The Iraqi army has lanuched a new phase of a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State extremist group in Diyala province, as locals ...

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

Without accountability, al-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

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Without accountability, al-Hashimi's assassination will not be the last

Comment: Al-Hashimi was working towards a robust and inclusive Iraqi state. His assassination must not be met with impunity. What comes next is ...

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful ...

Iraq mourns Hashemi, vows to pursue his killers

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Iraq mourns Hashemi, vows to pursue his killers

National and international figures mourned the killing of Hisham al-Hashemi, who was gunned down on Monday in capital city of Baghdad.

Chechen refugee killed in Vienna in string of violence

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Chechen refugee killed in Vienna in string of violence

A Chechen former separatist has been assassinated in Vienna.

Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

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Hadi government 'betrayed' as UAE-backed separatists capture Socotra island

The STC have taken over the strategic town of Hadibo in the Socotra island, angering the Hadi government.

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