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NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

Afghanistan's last known Jew prepares to leave for Israel

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Afghanistan's last known Jew prepares to leave for Israel

Simintov drew international media attention for living a solitary life as Afghanistan’s last known Jew, spending the last two decades looking after the only synagogue in the war-ravaged country.

US urges de-escalation between Sudan, Ethiopia

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US urges de-escalation between Sudan, Ethiopia

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken pressed for an easing of tensions between Sudan and Ethiopia as fears grow of a spillover from the bloody ...

Afghan president to reveal new Taliban peace proposal: official

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Afghan president to reveal new Taliban peace proposal: official

Afghanistan's president, Ashraf Ghani, is to unveil a new proposal for peace with the Taliban as the US' troop withdrawal deadline looms, an ...

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Iraq PM soothes security concern on Saudi visit

In a long-awaited meeting, the Saudi Arabia Crown Prince hosted the Iraqi PM in talks surrounding the kingdom's security, as well as tightening relations between the two countries.

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Iraq PM seeks closer trade ties on Saudi visit

Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi has met with Mohammed bin Salman to discuss closer ties and cooperation.

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New US sitcom faces backlash over 'cringeworthy' Afghan portrayal

The United States of Al has been accused of having a 'white saviour' complex and failing to cast lead roles correctly.

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Kuwait receives tons of national archives from Iraq

Iraq has sent its third shipment of documents and other items taken during the 1990 Iraq invasion to Kuwait.

A look at the crises that closed Suez

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A look at the crises that closed Suez

The Ever Given crisis is not the first one the Suez canal had to endure, with days and sometimes years of canal's closure.

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Iraq's Jewish community dwindles to fewer than five

Despite Jews having lived in Iraq for around 2,600 years, only four remain in the country after the passing of Dhafer Eliyahu.

Suez chief cites possible 'human error' in ship grounding

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Suez chief cites possible 'human error' in ship grounding

Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, told reporters that the ship could've been blocked due to human and technical error.

Biden suggests Afghan withdrawal deadline to be pushed

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Biden suggests Afghan withdrawal deadline to be pushed

It is going to be hard to meet the May 1 deadline, Biden said.

Gamers slam 'dehumanising' Fallujah battle video game trailer

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Gamers slam 'dehumanising' Fallujah battle video game trailer

A first-person shooter game depicting one of the US' most bloody battles of the Iraq War is set for release later this year.

Police quiz Spain's top Muslim official in anti-terrorism probe

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Police quiz Spain's top Muslim official in anti-terrorism probe

Mohammed Ayman Adlbi, the head of the Islamic Commission of Span, was arrested as part of an anti-terrorism investigation but later released ...

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US promises to protect women's rights in Afghanistan

The US vowed to protect progress made in Afghanistan on women's rights over the past 20 years.

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Sudan accepts UAE offer to mediate on Ethiopia dam

Khartoum had previously welcomed mediation from the EU, UN, US and the African Union but the proposal was rejected by Ethiopia.

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Ethiopia's leader says atrocities committed in Tigray war

It is the first time Abiy Ahmed has acknowledged serious crimes have been perpetrated in Tigray.

Paul Iddon

Will Biden really curb arms sales to Saudi Arabia?

Analysis: The US is mulling limiting any future arms deals with Saudi Arabia to 'defensive' weapons. This has been tried before.

Afghan president replaces security ministers in surprise shake-up

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Afghan president replaces security ministers in surprise shake-up

In a surprise announcement, Ashraf Ghani dismissed two leading ministers charged with the country's faltering security

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Biden warns US may miss deadline to exit Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden said it would be difficult to meet the deadline to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

Afghan sewing factory offers lifeline to war widows

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Afghan sewing factory offers lifeline to war widows

Afghan women who lost their husbands have been hired to stitch military uniforms, as a means to provide for their families.

Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea

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Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea

Book Club: Eman Quotah's Bride of the Sea is a truly striking debut that explores Middle Eastern-immigrant story in a delicate and captivating ...

Egypt charges three men after woman's death

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Egypt charges three men after woman's death

The three suspects have preliminarily been charged with 'thuggery' and unlawful imprisonment.

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