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Iraq has once more emerged as an arena of competition between Turkey and Iran as the two historic rivals clash over Ankara's intervention against Kurdish separatists.

Iran and Turkey are rivals in several parts of the Middle East and Central Asia but both have carried out operations against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

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Six dead as Myanmar junta intensifies crackdown on protesters

According to medics and journalists, six people have been shot dead by the junta in Myanmar when they were protesting against the coup

Iran urges Baghdad to identify perpetrators of anti-US attacks

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Iran urges Baghdad to identify perpetrators of anti-US attacks

Iran urged Baghdad to identify the perpetrators of rocket attacks targeting US interests in Iraq on Saturday, just days after the latest assault ...

Myanmar police fire rubber bullets on protesters

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Myanmar police fire rubber bullets on protesters

Myanmar police fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters in Yangon on Saturday.

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Air strike in Syria a warning to Iran: Biden

President Joe Biden said Iran should view a US air strike in eastern Syria as a warning.

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Myanmar envoy makes appeal for UN action against coup

Myanmar's envoy to the UN asked the international community to take action to end the junta's rule in the country.

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Syria slams deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias

Syria criticised a deadly US air strike on Iran-backed militias as a bad omen from President Joe Biden's administration.

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In pictures: Photographs depict the Rohingya mental health crisis

A powerful photo essay by Saiful Huq Omi documents an overwhelming mental health crisis among the displaced population of Rohingya refugees in ...

Fear and tension in Yangon as police clear protests

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Fear and tension in Yangon as police clear protests

Security forces have steadily increased use of force - but in commercial hub Yangon, authorities have exercised restraint, largely relying on ...

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Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons ...

2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus

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2 US Navy warships in Mideast affected by coronavirus

“All positive cases have been isolated on board, and the ship remains in a restricted COVID bubble.”

Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

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Three southern Iraqi protesters dead amid after deadly crackdown

Three protesters are said to have been killed and 73 injured in heavy clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern city of Nasiriyah.

Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

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Has Biden fallen at the first hurdle with Sisi?

Comment: Biden's huge and no-strings attached arms deal with Egypt suggests that his tough campaign rhetoric on Sisi might have been little more ...

Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

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Suu Kyi's lawyer soldiers on 'in defence of democracy'

The lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar's people again become "slaves" of the ...

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Leading Syrian chemical weapons scientist 'was on CIA payroll'

The Syrian expert passed on information on the regime's chemical weapons programme on to the CIA.

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Turkey accuses Greek jets of 'harassing' Turkish boat

A Greek plane was alleged to have dropped a chaff cartridge, used to disable radars, two miles away from a Turkish research vessel, as tensions ...

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Myanmar generals under renewed pressure after G7 condemnation, sanctions

A statement from the G7 group of wealthy nations deploring violence against protesters comes after Washington slapped sanctions against another ...

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Huge anti-coup rallies in Myanmar after deadly junta threat

Myanmar's military threatens to use deadly force against protesters.

US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

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US urges Iran restraint amid efforts to restart talks

Iran must refrain from any provocation as Washington steps up efforts to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

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Iran says talks with IAEA chief 'fruitful'

The result of the talks will be released later on Sunday, Tehran's ambassador to the UN agency said.

UN nuclear chief starts Tehran talks as deadline looms

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UN nuclear chief starts Tehran talks as deadline looms

The talks with IAEA chief Rafael Grossi come ahead of an end-of-Sunday deadline to limit inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog.

UN nuclear watchdog chief in Iran ahead of deadline

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UN nuclear watchdog chief in Iran ahead of deadline

Rafael Grossi arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday, just hours ahead of Iran's deadline for the lifting of US sanctions.

Iran hosts UN nuclear watchdog ahead of sanctions deadline

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Iran hosts UN nuclear watchdog ahead of sanctions deadline

The UN nuclear watchdog head was to open talks Saturday in Iran on the eve of Tehran's deadline for US sanctions to be lifted.

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