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Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

Turkish and Syrian news agencies have reported that Egypt sent 150 soldiers to the frontlines in northwestern Syria to assist the Assad regime in its war against the rebels.

US extends national emergency for Lebanon citing Hezbollah tensions

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US extends national emergency for Lebanon citing Hezbollah tensions

The growing power of Hezbollah constitutes an 'extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States', Trump said.

Lebanese party leader blames Hezbollah, allies for crisis

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Lebanese party leader blames Hezbollah, allies for crisis

Samir Geagea warned the alliance between of Hezbollah and Aoun's party had "brought Lebanon to where it is".

Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

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Israel violates Lebanese airspace 29 times in 48 hours

Israel has not responded to the airspace violation claims.

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US military chief visits Israel amid tensions with Iran

The visit comes days after a suspected Israeli air raid on Damascus killed five foreign fighters, including a member of the Iran-backed Hezbollah.

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Lebanon's economic collapse could threaten Israel's security: Israeli general

Israeli commander Amir Baram said the crisis in Lebanon could impact Israel.

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Iran to take 'political, legal measures' over plane incident

Iran's mission to the UN will take its concerns to the Security Council, claiming US military jets "threatened" an Iranian passenger plane over ...

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Israeli military on high-alert for potential Hezbollah attack

Israel is reinforcing its northern border after the Lebanese group Hezbollah threatened to retaliate for an airstrike near Damascus which killed ...

Israeli missile strike kills 5 <em>fighters</em> in Syria: monitor

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Israeli missile strike kills 5 fighters in Syria: monitor

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes targeting Iran-backed forces in Syria but rarely acknowledges such operations.

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Syria says Israeli missiles intercepted over capital

Syrian air defences intercepted Israeli missiles over the capital Monday, state media reported, during an attack which a war monitor said hit ...

Berlin, Rome, Paris threaten sanctions over Libya interference

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Berlin, Rome, Paris threaten sanctions over Libya interference

"We are ready to consider the possible use of sanctions should breaches to the embargo at sea, on land or in the air continue," a joint ...

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian <em>fighters</em> to Libya -US report

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent ...

The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

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The Iraq Report: Coronavirus cases spiral out of control

While Iraq saw a relatively under-reported spread of Covid-19 in the first five months of 2020, June alone saw a 600 percent spike in infections.

Russian, Iranian <em>fighters</em> killed and injured in Syria airstrikes

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Russian, Iranian fighters killed and injured in Syria airstrikes

Three Russian soldiers have reportedly been injured in a Turkish strike near a Kurdish-controlled town in northeast Syria, while suspected ...

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US backs France in standoff with Turkey over warships

Trump is available to defuse rising tensions between France and Turkey, a White House adviser said.

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Iraq PM vows to fight customs corruption

Customs offices are accused of getting kickbacks from traders in exchange for charging no or low import duties.

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Sudanese fighters committing armed robberies and assaults in Libya

Sudan's infamous Janjaweed militia is reportedly stealing and assaulting locals in Libya as they fight alongside rogue General Khalifa Haftar's ...

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Iran to bolster Syria air defences, counter US 'pressure'

Iran announced it will strengthen war-torn Syria's air defence systems as part of a military agreement between the allies.

Afghanistan says will not release 600 'too dangerous' Taliban

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Afghanistan says will not release 600 'too dangerous' Taliban

Afghan authorities said they will not release 600 Taliban captives deemed "too dangerous", despite an agreed-upon prisoner exchange.

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Dubai-based broadcaster uses gaming clip for 'Libya airstrike' footage

Activists close to the GNA believe that the strikes were carried out by Emirati Mirage 2000-9 fighter jets taking off from Egypt's Al-Barani ...

Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

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Iraqi Kurdistan fears entanglement in Turkey-UAE cold war

Analysis: Iraqi Kurdistan hopes to avoid becoming entangled in a regional cold war.

Afghan president pushing for global 'consensus' on Taliban talks

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Afghan president pushing for global 'consensus' on Taliban talks

Ashraf Ghani is reportedly pushing for a global consensus on peace talks with the Taliban, reports confirmed on Monday.

Libya's unity government says '<em>foreign</em> air force' hit base

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Libya's unity government says 'foreign air force' hit base

Libya's UN-recognised government condemned overnight air raids against a recaptured strategic air base in the west of the country, alleging they ...

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