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Wolf Blitzer posted a photo of National Guard troops in the Capitol and reminisced about Baghdad and Mosul, to the chagrin of many Twitter users.

Taliban militants killed at least nine Afghan security personnel in a restive northern province.

Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

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Syrian businessmen linked to purchase of devastating Beirut explosives

Three Syrian businessmen who have been sanctioned by the US over their alleged ties to the regime, have been linked to the purchase of ammonium nitrate.

Biden urged to renounce sole control of nuclear weapons

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Biden urged to renounce sole control of nuclear weapons

A former US defense secretary has called on President-elect Joe Biden to reform the system that gives sole control of the nation's nuclear ...

US Justice Department indicts 15 over Capitol violence

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US Justice Department indicts 15 over Capitol violence

The US Justice Department has indicted 15 people involved in the storming of the Capitol.

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Iran voices 'extreme concern' over US detainee rights

Tehran has mirrored the US in expressing 'extreme concern' over detainee rights.

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Biden confirms Merrick Garland as pick for attorney general

President-elect Joe Biden confirmed Merrick Garland as his pick for US attorney general.

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US Capitol police force reviews response to mob break-in

The US Capitol Police is reviewing its response to the storming of the Capitols by supporters of President Donald Trump.

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Iraq war veteran named as woman shot by police

Ashli Babbitt, who had served in the United States Air Force, was named by police as the woman killed when protestors stormed the Capitol.

EU warns Iran enrichment would threaten nuclear deal

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EU warns Iran enrichment would threaten nuclear deal

EU spokesman Peter Stano said Iran's move to enrich uranium to 20% - well above the 3.7% cap set in the nuclear deal - would have "serious ...

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Three executed in Iran for 'terrorist' acts and murder

Two of the three men executed in southeast Sistan-Baluchistan province had been convicted of working with the jihadist Jaish al-Adl group, ...

Car <em>bombs</em> kill six in pro-Turkey north Syria: monitor

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Car bombs kill six in pro-Turkey north Syria: monitor

Children were among six people killed in two car bombings in Syria on Saturday.

Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

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Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

A clash between jihadists and Algerian soldiers left two troops dead on Saturday, authorities said.

Jihadist attack kills 30 soldiers in east Syria: monitor

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Jihadist attack kills 30 soldiers in east Syria: monitor

The attack in Deir Ezzor province reportedly targeted a bus carrying regime soldiers going home on leave.

US approves $290 million in <em>bombs</em> to Saudi Arabia

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US approves $290 million in bombs to Saudi Arabia

The US has approved a number of arms sales to countries in the Middle East amid objections to their records on human rights.

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Rockets target US embassy in Iraq as tensions flare

A volley of rockets exploded near the US embassy in Baghdad, as tensions mount ahead of the anniversary of the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani on Iraqi soil.

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Egypt officials: Bombs kill 3 security forces in Sinai

Two roadside bombs exploded on Thursday in the northern Sinai, where Egyptian forces are battling an Islamic State group insurgency.

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Militia bombs security headquarters in south Syria

An Assad regime-allied militia has bombed a regime headquarters in Daraa in revenge for the arrest of three militiamen, while two regime ...

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Two coalition convoys hit in Iraq: security sources

"Qasem al-Jabbarin," a group which has identified itself as part of the Iran-linked "Islamic Resistance" network in Iraq, claimed responsibility ...

Trump threatens to veto efforts to block UAE sale

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Trump threatens to veto efforts to block UAE sale

Congress is set to vote on a massive $23 billion UAE arms sale.

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Mattis secretly advocating Trump arms sale amid growing opposition

Mattis and Trump publicly fell out in 2018, but the former defence chief appears willing to put their difference aside to ensure the ...

IS steps up Sinai fight with <em>bombs</em> in homes

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IS steps up Sinai fight with bombs in homes

The IED attacks that have multiplied in the vast, remote and sparsely populated region which authorities have declared off-limits to journalists.

Iran’s Supreme Court upholds journalist’s death sentence

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Iran’s Supreme Court upholds journalist’s death sentence

In June, a court sentenced Zam to death, saying he had been convicted of “corruption on Earth,” a charge used in cases involving espionage or ...

Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

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Israel's blockade had already crippled Gaza, then came Covid-19

Comment: Battling Covid-19 requires a health infrastructure that has been destroyed by Israel's occupation and blockade, and yet the ...

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