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The leader of the Taliban says that his group is committed to a peace deal signed in February with the US, amid increasing violence between Taliban and Afghan government forces

Gulf vessels should stay at least 100 metres away from US Navy ships or risk being 'interpreted as a threat', Washington has warned.

Libyan government forces capture Haftar's Russian-made missile system

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Libyan government forces capture Haftar's Russian-made missile system

GNA loyalists have captured a missile defence system thought to have been given to Haftar's LNA by the United Arab Emirates.

Pompeo denied firing watchdog for probing Saudi arms sales

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Pompeo denied firing watchdog for probing Saudi arms sales

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denied committing an act of retaliation by firing an internal watchdog, who lawmakers said was probing both arms ...

Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

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Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

One rocket hit near the US embassy in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, security sources told AFP, the first to land in the high-security zone in ...

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Khamenei: US will be expelled from Iraq and Syria

Iran's supreme leader said that the United States will be expelled from Iraq and Syria and alleged that even Washington's allies "abhor" it now.

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Foreign hands in Syria's war creating problems for Assad

Foreign intervention has marked Syria's war. Now it could lead to Assad's downfall.

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Seven UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavirus

Latest assessments found that as a result of the spread of Covid-19, most cities in Libya are facing shortages of basic food items.

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Four Libyan government fighters killed in UAE drone strike

Four fighters loyal to the UN-recognized Government of National Accord have been killed in an Emirati drone strike near the city of ...

Iran missile accidentally strikes own vessel, killing 19 sailors

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Iran missile accidentally strikes own vessel, killing 19 sailors

A missile accidentally struck a support vessel that was sailing too close to a target in a training exercise, the Iranian armed forces said.

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Iran slammed for prosecuting Ukraine plane crash protesters

Human Rights Watch has urged Iran to cooperate with international investigations into the deadly January crash and halt prosecutions against ...

Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

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Saudi king, Trump scurry to 'reaffirm relations' amid tensions

A phone call took place between Saudi Arabia's King Salman and US President Donald Trump on Friday, amid reports of increasing tensions between ...

US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

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US pulls anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia amid dispute

The US is reportedly removing two batteries of Patriot surface-to-air missiles as well as fighter equipment and 300 troops stationed in Saudi ...

Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

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Covid-19 app will propel UK towards a surveillance state

Comment: The new NHS contact-tracing app puts the UK on the slippery slope of declining digital privacy in a post-coronavirus world, writes ...

Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

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Iraq gets new government amid fiscal, coronavirus crises

Iraqi lawmakers gathered in parliament and chose Mustafa Kadhemi to lead the country through economic turmoil and Covid-19.

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Trump vetoes congressional resolution restricting Iran war powers

The bipartisan resolution said the US president cannot commit his military to hostilities against Iran or any part of its government or military without explicit authorisation from Congress.

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The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes Mellissa ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Egypt eases its lockdown to kickstart its economy, Morocco's increasing use of drones to enforce coronavirus measures raises human rights ...

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Morocco launches drones to fight coronavirus from the sky

Morocco is using imported and locally produced aerial drones to enforce lockdowns and issue warnings amid the coronavirus pandemic, although ...

Rockets strike US facility near Baghdad Airport

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Rockets strike US facility near Baghdad Airport

Three rockets have struck a military complex used by US troops near Baghdad International Airport

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Israel claims Iran pulling out of Syria amid strikes

The most recent Israeli strikes have targeted Iran-backed militia fighters and a Hezbollah arms depot in Syria.

IS used Syrian gorge as 'dumping ground' for victims

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IS used Syrian gorge as 'dumping ground' for victims

Human Rights Watch's investigation unearths evidence on how IS used northeastern Syria's al-Hota gorge as a mass grave for those it abducted or ...

US sanctions Iranian-Iraqi businessman who 'smuggled weapons to Yemen'

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US sanctions Iranian-Iraqi businessman who 'smuggled weapons to Yemen'

The United States on Friday confirmed it had imposed sanctions on an Iranian-Iraqi businessman for his alleged involvement with the Iranian ...

Rouhani warns US not to 'plot' against Iran

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Rouhani warns US not to 'plot' against Iran

The US and Iran continue to trade barbs over tensions in the Gulf.

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