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The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

The ex-Soviet neighbours agreed to a new truce from midnight on Sunday, as international mediators push for a stop to three weeks of heavy clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh.

UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

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UN, humanitarians reiterate concerns over 'inhumane' Al-Hol camp

Humanitarian groups and the UN have 'expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation' in the sprawling tent city of Al-Hol.

Greece condemns Turkey's 'meddling' in Karabakh conflict

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Greece condemns Turkey's 'meddling' in Karabakh conflict

Greece criticised Turkey's involvement in the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

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Flights resume between Libyan capital and Benghazi

Flights between Libya's capital Tripoli and Benghazi resumed amid an easing of tensions between the UN-recognised government and rival ...

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Funding shortage cuts aid to 4 million Yemenis: UN

Experts are increasingly worried that 'the window to prevent famine' in Yemen in closing quickly.

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More than 10 Somali soldiers killed in Al-Shabab ambush

At least 10 Somali soldiers have been killed in an attack by the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabab near the town of Afgoye

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Azerbaijan strikes inside Armenia as Karabakh fighting widens

Azerbaijan conducted attacks inside Armenia as the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh continues to escalate.

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Turkey support lifts spirits in Azerbaijan

Strong pro-Turkish sentiment has taken over Azerbaijan following Ankara's support for Baku amid its ongoing military conflict with Armenia over ...

Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

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Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

Nine people were killed after two military helicopters collided amid fighting in southern Afghanistan.

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Erdogan denies pro-Turkey Syrians joining fight in Nagorno-Karabakh

Erdogan denied claims that Turkey had sent Syrian fighters in support of its ally Azerbaijan.

Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at ...

Yemeni man goes on rampage killing 14 family members

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Yemeni man goes on rampage killing 14 family members

At least 12 people were killed after a man went on a rampage in Yemen's al-Bayda province on Monday, according to local reports.

Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

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Afghanistan withdrawal still 'conditions-based', top US general says

The Pentagon's top general said the US withdrawal of more troops from Afghanistan will depends on several conditions.

HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

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HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

An HTS-affiliated security force says it has killed 13 Islamic State militants in the village of Tal’ada in Idlib province, while local people ...

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Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State.

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Tajikistan vote seen as easy win for strongman

Few are anticipating any hiccups for incumbent Emomali Rakhmon as he closes in on three decades in power.

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Karabakh leader says situation 'calmer' but truce fragile

Hopes that a Russian-brokered ceasefire might hold were further dashed on Sunday with both sides accusing the other of intense shelling.

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Armenia, Azerbaijan say Nagorno-Karabakh truce fails to hold

Both sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire brokered by Russia.

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Armenia, Azerbaijan agree on ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire to launch talks on the territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp

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Yemen's Houthis prohibit use of Whatsapp

The Jiblah District Prosecutor in central Yemen's Ibb Governorate has directed police to arrest anyone who downloads or uses Whatsapp.

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

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Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

Senior diplomats from the two countries will join talks in Moscow after a late-night appeal from President Vladimir Putin.

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