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More than 30 people were killed and dozens more wounded in an attack targeting a girls' school in Kabul, authorities said on Saturday.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the assassination attempt on former president Mohamed Nasheed.

25 killed in blast near Afghan school: officials

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25 killed in blast near Afghan school: officials

The explosion took place in an area populated largely by the Shia Hazara community.

Iran urges UN to condemn Israel's Jerusalem 'war crime'

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Iran urges UN to condemn Israel's Jerusalem 'war crime'

More than 200 Palestinians were injured in the Israeli police assault on Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque complex.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait slam Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa

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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait slam Israeli raid on Al-Aqsa

Leading Islamic bodies, including Egypt's Al Azhar University, also condemned Israel's actions in East Jerusalem.

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Drone attack on Iraqi base hosting US troops

Attacks on Iraqi bases hosting US troops have been frequent since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.

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Maldives ex-president 'critical' after assassination attempt

Mohamed Nasheed, 53, underwent 16 hours of life-saving operations for injuries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs in the Maldivian capital ...

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Israeli army to demolish home of drive-by shooting suspect

Human rights organisations have long denounced Israel's home razing policy as a form of collective punishment.

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Israeli forces kill two Palestinians attacking West Bank base

The attack happened at the Salem base outside the occupied West Bank town of Jenin.

UN disarmament chief discovers new Syrian chemical warfare agent

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UN disarmament chief discovers new Syrian chemical warfare agent

The UN's disarmament chief declared the discovery to the United Nations Security Council, as the US and Russia clashed over international ...

Alex de Waal

Biden’s brewing problem in Ethiopia

Comment: A brutal regional conflict broke out last November and shows no signs of winding down, writes Alex de Waal.

Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

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Afghan journalist shot dead after Taliban warning

An Afghan journalist has been shot dead by gunman after the Taliban accused him of “biased reporting”.

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

Ruslan Trad

How Russia could capitalise on Chad's instability

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

Palestinian arrested over West Bank <em>attack</em> after 3-day chase

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Palestinian arrested over West Bank attack after 3-day chase

A Palestinian man, accused of a drive-by shooting has been arrested by Israel after three days on the run.

Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

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Israeli air strikes hit southern Syria: state media

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

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Gunfire exchanged as Israeli forces search for shooting suspect

Shots were reportedly exchanged in a town in the occupied West Bank where the suspect was initially believed to be.

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IS 'blows up' Iraq oil wells, kills policeman: officials

Islamic State assailants reportedly killed a policeman and wounded two others before blowing two wells at Bay Hassan, a key oil field in the ...

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Iran diplomat's 20-year sentence for France bomb plot confirmed

The lawyer for Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian diplomat convicted of plotting to bomb an opposition rally outside Paris, 'failed' to lodge an ...

Jessica Buxbaum

Masafer Yatta: Palestinian life in an Israeli firing zone

In-depth: For Palestinians in the Israeli-designated military area, daily life is plagued by settler violence, army harassment, and the ...

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

Inigo Alexander

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to ...

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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, leaving one ...

Rocket <em>attack</em> targets US in Iraq: army

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Rocket attack targets US in Iraq: army

The attacks come as Iraq's prime minister discusses a possible timeline for the withdrawal of US troops with diplomat Brett McGurk.

Iran nuclear talks in Vienna 'not collapsing': Russian ambassador

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Iran nuclear talks in Vienna 'not collapsing': Russian ambassador

A Russian ambassador has pushed back against claims the talks in Vienna are collapsing, and instead said that good progress is being made.

Lebanon requests satellite images for site of Beirut blast

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Lebanon requests satellite images for site of Beirut blast

Judge Tarek Bitar's request is reportedly a formal legal memorandum for which a response is obligatory, and it indicates that he has not ruled ...

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