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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.

More than a dozen pro-Iran fighters detained over a planned rocket attack were released, in an apparent major misstep for Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi.

Turkey and Greece discuss coronavirus despite ongoing tension

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Turkey and Greece discuss coronavirus despite ongoing tension

Turkish and Greek leaders discussed the potential of opening borders as well as the Covid-19 outbreak on Friday, in a rare call despite tensions.

Mortar blast at Afghan religious school kills 9 students

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Mortar blast at Afghan religious school kills 9 students

A mortar blast has killed nine children in northern Afghanistan.

400 Afghan <em>security</em> personnel killed or wounded by Taliban

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400 Afghan security personnel killed or wounded by Taliban

Violence had dropped across much of Afghanistan since the Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire on May 24, but officials have accused the ...

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Libya's eastern authority endorses EU maritime border deal

Eastern Libya's support for the of maritime borders agreement between Greece and Italy is intended to counter Turkish 'ambitions' in the Mediterranean.

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Iran launches 'Corona Police' to tackle coronavirus lockdown rebels

A police force designed to keep citizens off the streets in Iran's 'red zone' - Abadan City - has been launched, as the Covid-19 toll ...

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Egypt backing Libyan warlord Haftar, for now: analysts

Egypt is still invested in propagating the Haftar project diplomatically, providing him political support, and militarily supporting his war ...

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Popular imam killed in 'heinous' attack on Kabul mosque

A popular and outspoken imam at a mosque in Kabul's fortified Green Zone was among two people killed in an attack on Tuesday.

Houthis 'benefit' from Iran, Iraq, Oman relations, official admits

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Houthis 'benefit' from Iran, Iraq, Oman relations, official admits

A member of Yemen's Houthis' political council said the rebel group benefits from neighbouring Arab and Muslim relations, including Iraq, Iran ...

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Yemen urges action against UAE-backed forces for 'torturing journalist'

Aseel Suwaid, a young journalist in Yemen was abducted by UAE-backed forces and released with torture marks a month later.

Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

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Egypt's relentless war on journalism persists amid pandemic

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's regime has ramped up its brutal campaign against freedom of expression in the media, punishing anyone challenging the ...

Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

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Hezbollah chief rejects US pressure over UN peacekeepers

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah spoke ahead of a UN Security Council vote this summer to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Force in ...

Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort

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Venezuela says Iranian tankers will get military escort

Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said that when the Iranian ships are 200 nautical miles from the coastline "they will be welcomed" by ...

UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

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UN official warns of escalating foreign power-fuelled Libyan war

The UN's acting special envoy to Libya has warned of foreign-backed escalation on both sides of the Libyan conflict.

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Rocket hits near US embassy in Baghdad

One rocket hit near the US embassy in Baghdad early Tuesday morning, security sources told AFP, the first to land in the high-security zone in weeks.

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UN warns that ‘tragedy beckons’ in Syria from virus

With millions of people displaced in crowded conditions and without adequate sanitation, the UN humanitarian chief said Syria cannot cope with a ...

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The Middle East at war with coronavirus

Malls in the United Arab Emirates reopen, Iran says it is no longer at 'red status' and Muslims begin fasting under coronavirus lockdown. These ...

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Syria coronavirus death traced to Kurdish-run northeast region

The World Health Organization has admitted a reporting "slip up" after it came to light the first man to die of coronavirus in Syria came from a ...

Don't forget about the Gulf's migrant workers

Alainna Liloia

Don't forget about the Gulf's migrant workers

Comment: For migrant workers in the Gulf, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated their already vulnerable position, writes Alainna Liloia.

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US orders some government employees to leave Iraq

The US embassy in Baghdad said the State Department ordered certain diplomatic staff out of Iraq on the same day two rockets the capital's Green ...

Two rockets hit Baghdad's Green <em>Zone</em>: Iraq military

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Two rockets hit Baghdad's Green Zone: Iraq military

Iraq's military said at least two rockets hit inside Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, the first attack following a brief lull in ...

Syrians appeal to Jordan to save five pregnant women

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Syrians appeal to Jordan to save five pregnant women

Five pregnant women are stranded on the Jordan border and in urgent need for C-section operations.

Russia and Turkey restrict Idlib patrols over <em>security</em> threats

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Russia and Turkey restrict Idlib patrols over security threats

Turkish and Russian troops have been patrolling the M4 area of Idlib, following a ceasefire agreement.

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