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Five members of the pro-Assad Liwaa al-Quds Palestinian militia have been killed in clashes with the Islamic State extremist group in the Syrian desert near the town of Sukhna.

Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked to the Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Taliban kill 9 Afghan security personnel in checkpoint raids

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Taliban kill 9 Afghan security personnel in checkpoint raids

Taliban militants killed at least nine Afghan security personnel in a restive northern province.

Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

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Three Pakistani soldiers killed in shootout near Afghan border

Three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a shootout with militants near the Afghan border.

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Five civilians killed in Algeria bomb blast: ministry

Five civilians in eastern Algeria were killed by a homemade roadside bomb.

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Germany deports 26 Afghan refugees despite 'threats to life'

Germany has attracted criticism for its decision to continue to deport Afghan refugees in the midst of a pandemic.

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Three Algerians handed prison terms for insulting president

The three members of Algeria's Hirak protest movement have been in custody since September.

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US-sanctioned Syrian airline delivers WFP aid to Libya

The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

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Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

Pompeo has fired a long list of warnings to Iran, as he sees out his final days as Secretary of State.

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Pakistan protesters end blockade over deaths of miners

Thousands of people attended the funeral of 10 miners killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State extremist group.

US puts top Iraqi official Fayyadh on blacklist

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US puts top Iraqi official Fayyadh on blacklist

The US Treasury placed sanctions on the leader of Iraq's paramilitary Popular Mobilisation Forces.

Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

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Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

A radical cleric linked to Indonesia's worst terror attack was freed from prison.

Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

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Syria TV journalist shot by unidentified gunmen in Al-Bab

Baha Al-Halabi, a reporter for Syria TV, was reportedly shot in an assassination attempt in Al-Bab.

Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

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Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

First-person shooter game 'General in the Shadows' is set at the 2014 siege of Amerli in Iraq.

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Pakistani police: 2 children die playing with hand grenade

Two children died in Pakistan and three others were wounded when they were playing with a hand grenade they brought home.

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US treasury chief visits Sudan after ending pariah status

Steven Mnuchin arrived in Khartoum in the first visit by a senior US official since Trump removed Sudan from the list of state sponsors of ...

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Shias mourn miners killed in Pakistan attack

Thousands of mourners from Pakistan's minority Shia Hazara community protested the killing of miners in an attack claimed by the Islamic State ...

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Gunmen kill 11 miners in southwest Pakistan: officials

Attackers tied the hands and feet of workers at a remote mine, all members of the minority Shia Hazara community, and “brutally slaughtered” ...

2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

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2021 could be even worse for the Middle East

Yemen, Afghanistan and Syria are the countries most at risk according to the IRC Emergency Watchlist for 2021.

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Two Algerian soldiers killed in clash with jihadists: ministry

A clash between jihadists and Algerian soldiers left two troops dead on Saturday, authorities said.

British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

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British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

The "world has become a total mess" since the killing of Qasem Soleimani last year, singer Hassan Tavakoli opines in the song.

Turkey arrested 340 IS suspects in December: report

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Turkey arrested 340 IS suspects in December: report

One suspect arrested in Turkey is thought to have links to a suspect in a recent terror attack in Austria.

Iran commander vows revenge as Soleimani killing anniversary looms

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Iran commander vows revenge as Soleimani killing anniversary looms

Retaliation could even come from 'inside your own house', Quds Force chief Esmail Ghaani warned the US.

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