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The explosion at a battery workshop near Tehran is the latest in a series of fires and blasts to hit Iran in recent months.

A truck carrying a chlorine gas canister exploded, injuring hundreds but killing none.

New explosion hits Iran power plant

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New explosion hits Iran power plant

The incident is the latest in a string of fires and explosions at military and civilian sites across Iran in recent weeks.

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber found guilty of murder

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Brother of Manchester Arena bomber found guilty of murder

Hashem Abedi's brother Salman detonated a suicide bomb during an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in 2017, killing 22 ...

Israel strikes Hamas positions in latest Gaza escalation

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Israel strikes Hamas positions in latest Gaza escalation

Hamas military positions in Gaza were struck by Israeli missiles early on Wednesday morning.

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10 Gazans killed after Israeli strike sparks cross-border fire

Gaza's health ministry reported a total of 10 people killed and more than 40 wounded in the Palestinian enclave after the killing of Islamic Jihad commander sparked cross-border violence.

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Egypt steps in to calm Israel-Gaza fighting

Seven people have died in Gaza as a result of Israeli airstrikes as Egypt steps in to try and calm tensions between the two sides.

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Indian man makes hoax call to prevent wife leaving

An Indian man has been arrested for allegedly calling an airport falsely saying his wife had planted a bomb on an airplane.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Geopolitical competition fractures Yemen's al-Mahra province

In-depth: The power struggle over Yemen's eastern al-Mahra province represents a deeper fracturing of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Yemen's Houthis claim new drone attack on Saudi airport

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Yemen's Houthis claim new drone attack on Saudi airport

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim they have launched a new drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha airport.

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Houthi drone strikes target two Saudi airports

The twin strikes follow two previous attacks by the Houthi rebels on Abha airport in Saudi Arabia this week.

Saudi-led coalition hits Sanaa after Yemen rebel attacks

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Saudi-led coalition hits Sanaa after Yemen rebel attacks

The Saudi-led military coalition has struck 'military targets' in Yemen's capital Sanaa after Houthi rebels targeted Saudi Arabia twice this ...

Yemen in Focus: Trump gifts Riyadh a <em>bomb</em> <em>factory</em>

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Yemen in Focus: Trump gifts Riyadh a bomb factory

This week we look at a development in Houthi military capabilities, Riyadh's 'stern' response, and Trump's new gift to the Saudis.

Saudi long-range missile <em>factory</em> sparks fears over weapons proliferation

Paul Iddon

Saudi long-range missile factory sparks fears over weapons proliferation

Comment: There are worrying signs that ballistic missile proliferation in the Middle East is spiralling out of control, writes Paul Iddon.

Satellite images raise suspicions of Saudi ballistic missile <em>factory</em>

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Satellite images raise suspicions of Saudi ballistic missile factory

According to the Washington Post, several weapons experts have examined a number of satellite images, showing the suspected factory at ...

Laura Cappon

The spectre of unexploded landmines haunting Iraq

The Islamic State group has been largely defeated, but there is a shadow of the war which continues to maim and kill, reports Laura Cappon.

Numan Kurtulmus

In search of a new world order: Part II

Comment: For Turkey and the region, the modern era will be defined by proxy conflicts and economic and political polarisation, writes Numan ...

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US-led coalition in Iraq reveals 53 more civilian casualties

The official death toll of Iraqi civilians killed as a result of the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State group has risen to 1,114.

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Spain terror cell planned 'bigger attacks on monuments'

A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted that the militants had planned to hit monuments in an ...

Spain identifies Barcelona attack suspect as manhunt widens

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Spain identifies Barcelona attack suspect as manhunt widens

Spanish police have identified the driver of a van used in last week's Barcelona terror attacks, as the manhunt for the main suspect widens ...

Paul McLoughlin

Show of force: Hizballah declares 'mission accomplished' against al-Nusra

In-depth: Hizballah say they have completed the first stage of a campaign in eastern Lebanon's Arsal region, but was it little more than an ...

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

Hadani Ditmars

Islamophobia and terror: two sides of one coin

Blog: Terrorism is us, and the sooner we connect our shared experiences of oppression, the less power we give to the twin ideologies of hatred, ...

Strike on Syria's Idlib kills 18, including five children

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Strike on Syria's Idlib kills 18, including five children

An airstrike by Russian warplanes on Saturday killed 18 people, including five children and two women, in the rebel stronghold of Urom al-Joz, ...

Terror school: How many infidels did you kill today?

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Terror school: How many infidels did you kill today?

If you thought maths was the biggest problem for school kids, think again: Islamic State extremists have designed their own curriculum to ...

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