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Three officers went on trial for killing lawyer Tahir Elci was while making a press statement on the destruction of a historic mosque in 2015.

Air raid sirens sounded in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by Islamist group Hamas.

Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

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Iraq arrests ex-governor for multi-million dollar graft

Nawfel Akoub, who was sacked as governor of Nineveh in March 2019 after a ferry sank killing 150 people, had evaded arrest by hiding Iraqi Kurdistan.

Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

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Iraq launches investigation into horrific Farhatiya killings

The village in Salaheddine province was raided by militia men who kidnapped 12 men. Eight bodies were found while the fate of the remaining four ...

IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of ...

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Pro-Iran protesters torch Kurd party offices in Baghdad

Supporters of Hashed al-Shaabi on Saturday burned down the main Kurdish party's headquarters in Baghdad after criticism from a Kurdish ex-minister.

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The Iraq Report: US troop withdrawal risks drone warfare

A drawdown of American diplomacy and the withdrawal of US land forces could instead herald enhanced military involvement in Iraq using air ...

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More than 10 Somali soldiers killed in Al-Shabab ambush

At least 10 Somali soldiers have been killed in an attack by the Al-Qaeda-linked extremist group Al-Shabab near the town of Afgoye

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Azerbaijan strikes inside Armenia as Karabakh fighting widens

Azerbaijan conducted attacks inside Armenia as the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh continues to escalate.

Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

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Nine dead after helicopters collide in Afghanistan

Nine people were killed after two military helicopters collided amid fighting in southern Afghanistan.

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Afghan villagers fear militants' return outside shadow of US

Afghan locals now say the recent withdrawal of foreign troops has left them exposed to militant attacks.

Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting

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Turkish, Swedish ministers trade swipes in tense meeting

Sweden and Turkey's foreign ministers traded criticisms during a tense meeting.

Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

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Istanbul authorities ban Kurdish-language play

Turkish authorities banned a Kurdish adaptation of a well-known satirical play over concerns of 'public order', just hours before it was due to ...

Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

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Syrian Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group faces major internal mutiny

The Syrian Islamist Ahrar Al-Sham rebel group is facing a major split between it political leadership and its military wing, which the Hay’at ...

Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

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Palestinian hunger-striker close to death: Israeli rights group

A Palestinian man on hunger strike for nearly 80 days since his arrest by Israel is "on the verge of death", Israeli rights group B'Tselem said ...

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HTS kill 13 ‘IS-affiliated militants' in northern Syria

An HTS-affiliated security force says it has killed 13 Islamic State militants in the village of Tal’ada in Idlib province, while local people say there was no IS presence there.

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Explainer: Who are the Al-Shabab militants terrorising northern Mozambique?

A violent rebellion in northern Mozambique has been waged by a shadowy group known locally as Al-Shabab, which a year ago pledged allegiance to ...

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Taliban endorses 'wise man' Trump in US presidential race

Weeks after receiving an endorsement from the niece of former Al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden, US President Trump has found support from the ...

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Two civilians killed in Baghdad, Anbar explosions

A bombing in Baghdad and another in Anbar killed two people in total, Iraqi security sources said.

Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

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Freed French hostage reveals conversion to Islam in Mali

Seventy-five-year-old Sophie Petronin says she 'transformed detention... into a spiritual retreat' while captive in Mali.

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Israel confirms holding body of Palestinian killed by soldiers

Twenty-seven-year-old Palestinian Samir Hamidi was killed by Israeli soldiers near the northern West Bank settlement of Einav on Monday.

Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

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Turkey seeks aggravated life sentence for American scholar

US academic Henri Barkey and Turkish civil society figure Osman Kavala are accused of involvement in a 2016 coup attempt against the government ...

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Tallha Abdulrazaq

The legacy of Tehran's weaponised sectarianism in Iran-Iraq war

Comment: Sectarianism is seen as the tragic norm in today's Middle Eastern conflicts, but its roots were put down 40 years ago during the ...

NATO chief insists allies will leave Afghanistan together

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NATO chief insists allies will leave Afghanistan together

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has said that members of the alliance would leave Afghanistan together, contradicting a new promise by Trump to ...

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