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Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention against Kurdish separatists.

Houthi forces claimed the attempted strikes that targeted Saudi Arabia the night before

Saudi Arabia thwarts Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

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Saudi Arabia thwarts Houthi missile attack on Riyadh

The Saudi-led military coalition thwarted a Houthis ballistic missile attack targeting Riyadh, state news reported.

Iraq's Mosul museum undergoes rehabilitation following IS destruction

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Iraq's Mosul museum undergoes rehabilitation following IS destruction

Mosul's museum is being prepared to reopen to the public within a few years' time.

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

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Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

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Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons ...

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UN sanctions top Houthi police official in Yemen’s capital

“In these sites, women, including at least one minor, were forcibly disappeared, repeatedly interrogated, raped, tortured, denied timely medical ...

US-led <em>coalition</em> to expand IS prison in Syria

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US-led coalition to expand IS prison in Syria

The International Coalition is to double the size of a prison in Syria which holds thousands of Islamic State fighters.

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

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Biden to 'downgrade' anti-IS envoy role in US reshuffle

The reshuffle is seen as another sign the Biden government is refocusing on other areas of the world.

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Mitchell Plitnick

Anti-zionism isn't anti-semitism, Facebook should make the distinction

Comment: Facebook is considering classing anti-Zionism as a kind of hate speech. Doing so would be detrimental to Palestinians and Jews alike, ...

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

Gaia Caramazza

What Myanmar's military coup means for Rohingya Muslims

In-depth: Concerns are mounting over the fate of Rohingya Muslims following Myanmar's military coup, with refugees uncertain about repatriation ...

As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

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As peace deal drifts, South Sudan risks fresh crisis

South Sudan's unity government and its fragile peace process in doubt, and war may be looming on the horizon.

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Houthis accuse Yemen government of fighting alongside IS

It is not the first time the Houthis have claimed they are fighting against IS and Al Qaeda, alongside the Yemeni government.

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NATO puts holds on Afghanistan decision, expands in Iraq

NATO said it hadn't made a final decision on its future in Afghanistan, but decided to expand its Iraq mission.

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NATO chief urges peace talks

Jens Stoltenberg has called for further peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government.

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Why activists are still sceptical of Iraq's political elites

In-depth: With elections on the horizon, activists and mainstream parties have been discussing possible alliances. But many in Iraq's protest ...

UAE dismantles Eritrea base

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UAE dismantles Eritrea base

A military base in Assab is being dismantled by the UAE as it winds down its involvement in the deadly war in Yemen.

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US vows to help Iraq promote stability

The US is determined to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State and create a stable atmosphere in Iraq.

How does Uighur 'genocide' designation affect US policy?

Allison Quatrini

How does Uighur 'genocide' designation affect US policy?

Comment: Whether to designate human rights atrocities as genocide is a fraught discussion that can hinder rather than precipitate further ...

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Jonathan Kuttab

Is Israel an apartheid state?

Comment: Israel has determined separate and unequal regimes for Israelis and Palestinians, and enshrined them in laws that assert the control of ...

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Paul Iddon

How should Turkey's military presence in Syria be assessed?

Analysis: Has Ankara's role in northern Syria made any positive impact, or will it ultimately be counterproductive?

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