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National and international figures mourned the killing of Hisham al-Hashemi, who was gunned down on Monday in capital city of Baghdad.

A Chechen former separatist has been assassinated in Vienna.

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Suweida's autonomy threatened by new economic uncertainties

Suweida has enjoyed a great degree of autonomy from regime rule during the war, but the dire economic situation in Syria is hitting home.

Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

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Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

After a young woman was kidnapped from her home in Tripoli, Libyans have launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about her abduction.

German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

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German court tries IS jihadist over Yazidi genocide

Identified only as Taha al-J., the 37-year-old Iraqi man is also accused of crimes against humanity, war crimes and human trafficking in the ...

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Oil engineers freed in Libya after two-year abduction

Libya's National Oil Company announced on Monday that two employees had been freed after being kidnapped from a southern Libyan oil field in July 2018.

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Iraqi PM-designate to announce cabinet amid mass public discontent

Iraq's PM-designate will meet the country's ruling political factions on Monday, ahead of a confidence vote later this week. Protesters now seek ...

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Protester shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Iraqi capital

Unidentified gunmen entered a tent near Baghdad's Tahrir Square and shot a male demonstrator inside with a silenced pistol on Friday.

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Iraq's Sadr dissolves 'blue caps' force after widespread backlash

Moqtada al-Sadr's 'blue cap's will be dissolved, the popular cleric said on Tuesday, after widespread backlash triggered by a deadly crackdown ...

Iraqi security forces kill protester at university sit-in

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Iraqi security forces kill protester at university sit-in

Security guards opened fire on protesters in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah, killing one person during a demonstration at a university.

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Iraq PM-designate must form independent cabinet 'or face hell'

Sadr, a former militia leader with millions of devoted followers across the country, first backed the rallies but split with the movement by ...

Nearly 550 killed in Iraq protest violence: commission

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Nearly 550 killed in Iraq protest violence: commission

Almost all of the 543 people killed in the protest violence are demonstrators or activists.

Iraqi protesters defiant as president addresses Davos

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Iraqi protesters defiant as president addresses Davos

Iraq protesters remain defiant for change as their country's president addresses the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Yemen in Focus: Nationwide violence shakes period of peace

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Yemen in Focus: Nationwide violence shakes period of peace

This week we focus on a deadly attack on government forces, a newly-launched anti-Houthi offensive, and violence against children.

HBO announces drama on CIA-Mossad assassination of Hezbollah commander

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HBO announces drama on CIA-Mossad assassination of Hezbollah commander

Imad Mughniyeh was one of Hezbollah's most well-known commanders.

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Kidnapped Yemeni girl found 'with severed tongue'

A 9-year-old girl who was reportedly kidnapped in Yemen's capital Sanaa earlier this week has been found in a traumatising condition.

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Hundreds mourn Iraqi reporters killed 'for covering anti-Iran protests'

Hundreds marched through the streets of Basra carrying symbolic coffins, pictures of the deceased journalists, and Iraqi flags.

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Iraq university students protest over US missile strike

Iraq has been mired in protests over a number of issues including economic and political reform, as well Iran's recent bombing of an Iraq ...

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Iraqi protester shot dead as anti-regime rallies continue

The activist, Saadoun al-Luhaybi, was shot in the head in a southwestern neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital, the police source said.

Myanmar ruling party official killed in Rakhine state

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Myanmar ruling party official killed in Rakhine state

A Myanmar ruling party official has been killed after being held for weeks by an armed group in Rakhine state.

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Iraq protests resume as political paralysis deepens

Thousands of protesters blocked roads and bridges across southern Iraq, condemning Iranian influence and political leaders who missed another ...

Iraq's Sistani urges early elections to avert political crisis

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Iraq's Sistani urges early elections to avert political crisis

Ayatollah Sistani called for Iraq to hold swift elections and form a new government as soon as possible, as the country remains politically ...

Fourth Iraq protester murdered amid spate of abductions

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Fourth Iraq protester murdered amid spate of abductions

The United Nations, Amnesty International and Iraq's Ayotallah Sistani have all condemned the spate of killings and kidnappings.

Sanctions on pro-Iran militias won't stop Iraq's violence

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Sanctions on pro-Iran militias won't stop Iraq's violence

Washington has slapped sanctions on Iraqi pro-Iran militias, but it seems unlikely that civilian lives will be protected by these limited ...

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