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Government officials view the reported appointment to the military of a militia security chief as a move to weaken Iran-backed groups.

Three people were shot dead and dozens wounded in southern Iraq, according to medics

Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

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Air strikes kill 19 Iran-backed fighters in Syria

Airstrike likely carried out by Israel killed nearly two dozen Iran-backed fighters in Syria.

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray

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Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray

Ethiopia has decided to move troops into the Tigray capital as the fighting continues.

US blacklists Libya <em>militia</em> tied to murders, torture

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US blacklists Libya militia tied to murders, torture

The US has imposed sanctions on Libya's Kaniyat militia, which is allegedly behind multiple murders, kidnapping and torture.

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Israeli strikes in Syria kill eight pro-Iran fighters -report

Overnight Israeli strikes near the Syrian capital Damascus have killed eight fighters from pro-Iran militias, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

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14 pro-Iran fighters in Syria killed in airstrikes: monitor

The strikes in the Deir Ezzor province killed at least 14 pro-Iran militia fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libya militia

Moscow reportedly said it wants more evidence of civilian killings before it agrees to the sanctions.

Iran's allies on high alert during Trump's final weeks

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Iran's allies on high alert during Trump's final weeks

Tehran has instructed its allies to be on high alert amid fears the outgoing Trump administration could launch attacks on Middle East targets.

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The Iraq Report: Mass execution sparks international concern

The execution of 21 men on terrorism-related charges, and warnings hundreds more risk the same fate, have raised fears that Iraq's ...

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

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Iran-backed militants in Iraq launch 'Sharia youth groups'

'Little known' groups could be linked to the pro-Iran, US-proscribed terrorist organisation Iraqi Hezbollah, posing a 'threat' to the country's ...

Ethiopia's Abiy vows 'final' push in Tigray

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Ethiopia's Abiy vows 'final' push in Tigray

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said a three-day deadline for forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPFL) to "rise up" and side with ...

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Rami G. Khouri

Six Middle East realities Biden can't afford to ignore

Comment: For there to be any real progress in our region, Biden must grasp how we reached this situation, and how we get out of it, writes Rami ...

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Brother of Yemen president listed for next prisoner swap

Nasser Mansour Hadi, who has been held by the Houthis since the war erupted in 2015, will be among the names listed in the upcoming prisoner swap, the rebels said.

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Hundreds of civilians 'massacred' in growing Tigray crisis

Scores of civilians, likely in the hundreds, have been killed as a result of escalating violence, according to Amnesty International.

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Turkey forewarns Pompeo on religion ahead of visit

The US secretary of state is visiting Turkey, where he will speak of religious freedom, to Erdogan's annoyance.

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Iranian Paralympian 'facing possible execution' for criticising coronavirus restrictions

Reza Tabrizi, a disabled bodybuilder and powerlifter, said it was 'hypocritical' to close gyms but allow religious shrines to remain open.

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

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Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Medicine in Lebanon is going missing, as the country struggles under the weight of covid-19.

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Erdogan congratulates Biden, thanks Trump

Erdogan's statement came a full three days after US media called the election in Biden's favour, underscoring the close personal bond the ...

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Mehmet Alaca

What will a Biden presidency mean for Iraq?

Analysis: Joe Biden has a contentious history in Iraq, but the president-elect's policies towards the country remain unclear.

With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

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With Trump out, Turkey worries about Biden

The two countries are at loggerheads over the US support of a Kurdish militia in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Haftar 'show horse' among assets targeted in US lawsuits

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Haftar 'show horse' among assets targeted in US lawsuits

Lawyers for the families of alleged victims of torture are targeting a pedigree Arabian show horse which has competed in international ...

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