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During a two-day visit to Israel, the US defence secretary was quick to reinforce Washington's close relationship with Israel amid tensions with Iran.

Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi was once a prison informer in Iraq for the US army, records show.

Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

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Battle for Marib key to Iran, US tension

The city of Marib has been facing an assault by Iran-back Houthi rebels and Saudi airstrikes that are trying to push back the advancing forces.

Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

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Slow recovery in Syria's Baghouz two years after IS

The embattled village of Baghouz was the last vestige of the cross-border proto-state IS declared in 2014 across large swaths of Iraq and Syria.

Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

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Iran report on downed Ukrainian jet absolves armed forces

Iran released a report on the Ukrainian passenger jet it shot down killing 176 people, which absolves the armed forces.

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Turkey captures top Syrian Kurdish militia figure: report

Ibrahim Babat from Syrian Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG) has been captured by Turkish intelligence agents.

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Israeli attacks on Iranian tankers 'behind Mediterranean oil spill'

A massive oil spill last month near the Israeli and Lebanese coasts may have been caused by Israel's targeting of an Iranian tanker, following a ...

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Two children killed in Tunisia landmine blast

A landmine blast killed two children in Tunisia on Thursday, authorities said.

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Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

The Biden administration will halt drone strikes in areas where US forces are not present, changing course from the pervious administration.

Indian report says Iran behind bomb near Israeli embassy

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Indian report says Iran behind bomb near Israeli embassy

An Indian intelligence report claims a militant cell supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Corps was behind the explosion.

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Pope Francis in Iraq: Healing, piety and PR

Comment: Pope Francis' highly anticipated visit to Iraq places a host of spiritual and political expectations on the charismatic pontiff. Here's ...

UN urges Eritrean troops to leave Ethiopia's Tigray

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UN urges Eritrean troops to leave Ethiopia's Tigray

The UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Mark Lowcock called on Addis Ababa to withdraw its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray ...

Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

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Saudi envoy disputes crown prince role in Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia’s U.N. ambassador disputed the U.S. intelligence report which concluded that the Saudi crown prince approved an operation to kill ...

Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

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Turkey protests to Iran envoy in Iraq row

Iran and Turkey are rivals in several parts of the Middle East and Central Asia but both have carried out operations against Kurdish ...

US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

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US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

Florence Massena

Generation Identity: The new face of Europe’s far-right movement

In-depth: France has said it will dissolve Generation Identity, one of Europe's fastest growing far-right youth movements.

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Iran promises response to Ukraine plane crash 'ambiguities'

Authorities in Tehran said a detailed response will be provided to address accusations by a UN expert over Tehran's accidental downing last year ...

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UN expert says Iran lied in downing of airliner

A UN official on Tuesday accused Iran of lying in its explanation of how it shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran.

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Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Afghanistan's peace process depends on the Taliban reducing attacks.

Egypt to reopen embassy in Libyan capital

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Egypt to reopen embassy in Libyan capital

Egypt has announced that it will reopen its embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli following the formation of a new transitional government.

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

Taliban warn Nato to continue troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

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Taliban warn Nato to continue troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

The Taliban warned NATO against seeking a "continuation of war", as the alliance weighs a planned withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Iran used phone apps to spy on Kurdish activists

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Iran used phone apps to spy on Kurdish activists

Iran have used phone apps, games, and wallpaper to spy on users.

US warns Yemen's Houthi rebels after <em>terrorism</em> delisting

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US warns Yemen's Houthi rebels after terrorism delisting

The Biden administration on Sunday warned Yemen’s Houthi rebels against ongoing attacks against civilians just 48 hours after moving to strike ...

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