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A number of security forces will take part in a new military campaign against Islamic State sleeper cells in the oil-rich Kirkuk governorate, Iraqi authorities confirmed on Saturday.

The enclave is currently under threat of losing crucial humanitarian aid access.

Dozens of pro-Iran fighters killed in unidentified Syria strike

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Dozens of pro-Iran fighters killed in unidentified Syria strike

Unidentified air raids on Friday killed at least 35 pro-Iran fighters in Syria's Deir az-Zour, reports confirmed.

Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defence systems

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Iran signs agreement to bolster Syria's air defence systems

Chief of staff of Iran's armed forces met with Syrian president Bashar Assad during a visit to Syria, where they signed an agreement to ...

US demands $879 million from Iran over Saudi attack

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US demands $879 million from Iran over Saudi attack

Saudi Hezbollah allegedly carried out the attack by driving an explosives-laden truck into the eight-story Khobar Towers complex where Western ...

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The Iraq Report: Assassination of Hisham al-Hashimi sparks outcry

Hisham al-Hashimi's killing sparked an outpouring of grief, with many perceiving his murder as the latest manifestation of how powerful Iran-backed militias have become.

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Starbucks barista writes 'ISIS' on Muslim customer's cup

The 19-year-old told a press conference she was wearing a hijab when she made the order and repeated her name several times.

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Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

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Iran-backed militia says PM's actions could bring escalation

Tensions have risen in Iraq between the state and Iran-backed armed groups after the assassination of a prominent analyst, whose death the US ...

Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

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Protests erupt in Lebanon over US army commander's visit

Hezbollah supporters gathered on the road leading to Beirut International Airport to protest US CentCom chief Kenneth McKenzie's visit to ...

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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.

Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home

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Lebanese convicted of financing Hezbollah in US returns home

A Lebanese businessman who was convicted for laundering money to Hezbollah returned to his home country after his early release.

Iraqi researcher on <em>militant</em> groups Hisham al-Hashemi killed

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Iraqi researcher on militant groups Hisham al-Hashemi killed

Jihadism expert Hisham al-Hashemi was shot outside his home in Baghdad on Monday and died shortly thereafter at a local hospital, an Iraqi ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus: Top stories

In today's roundup: Iran mulls restrictions while the West Bank extends lockdown, US releases Kassim Tajideen, Yemen again faces famine, and a ...

US courts Taliban with vision of Afghan prosperity

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US courts Taliban with vision of Afghan prosperity

The US highlighted the economic potential of a peaceful Afghanistan in talks with the Taliban

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The Iraq Report: Pro-Iran militias reassert dominance over Kadhimi

Iran's proxies have dealt a humiliating blow to Iraq's newly incumbent Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who has now exposed the limits of his power and reach.

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Iraq launches operation against IS, anti-US militias in Baghdad

The Iraqi government has launched a new operation against IS militants in the north of Baghdad, which security sources say will also target ...

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Photo of toddler and slain grandfather angers Kashmiris

Indian troops allegedly shot 65-year-old Bashir Ahmed Khan in front of his 3-year-old grandson, before placing the child on his grandfather's ...

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Palestinians rally as global opposition to Israeli annexation grows

Netanyahu's centre-right coalition government had set July 1 as the date from which it could begin implementing US President Donald Trump's ...

Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

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Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

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Palestinian journalist accused of attempted recruitment for Hezbollah: reports

Israel's security agency has accused a Lebanon-based Palestinian journalist of attempting to recruit Palestinian Israelis to join Islamist group ...

Iran Revolutionary Guard convoy targeted by 'roadside bombs'

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Iran Revolutionary Guard convoy targeted by 'roadside bombs'

Jaish Al-Adl, which was formed in 2012, have targeted Iranian military and security forces in numerous deadly skirmishes and suicide bombings.

Balochistan separatists say stock exchange attack targeted China, Pakistan

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Balochistan separatists say stock exchange attack targeted China, Pakistan

Separatists from Pakistan's Balochistan province attacked the national stock exchange in Karachi, killing four people in a brazen daylight ...

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