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The US Defence Department says that Turkey sent up to 3,800 paid Syrian fighters to fight for the Libyan government, while Russia sent thousands of mercenaries to General Khalifa Haftar

The chief justice of South Africa has been condemned by the ruling ANC and other parties for getting involved in politics and making pro-Israeli remarks during a webinar session

Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli <em>snipers</em>

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Palestinians blinded in one eye by Israeli snipers

Dozens of Palestinians have lost an eye after being shot by the Israeli forces, in Gaza, Jerusalem or the West Bank.

Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

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Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi takes the helm in stormy waters

Kadhimi will have to steer Iraq out of the coronavirus crisis, resuscitate an all-but-dead economy, and restore the faith of Iraqis in a ...

UN: Massive deployment of Russian mercenaries bolstering Libya's Haftar

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UN: Massive deployment of Russian mercenaries bolstering Libya's Haftar

As many as 1,200 mercenaries have been recruited by a Putin-linked PMC firm to fight and assist Haftar in Libya.

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Yemen in Focus: Escalating violence undermines ceasefire efforts

This week we focus on violations of a ceasefire in Yemen, defections on Socotra island, and more.

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Israeli snipers brag about deliberately crippling Gaza protesters

Six IDF snipers told Israeli newspaper Haaretz about their experiences "shooting knees" on the border with Gaza.

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'They're the virus': Iraq coronavirus outbreak refuels anti-government protests

Iran's deadly coronavirus outbreak has sparked public panic in neighbouring Iraq, where 19 cases have been confirmed.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Saudi forces target tribal fighters

This week we focus on the escalation between Saudi forces and Yemen's tribal fighters, deadly coalition 'revenge' strikes and a prisoner swap.

Fate of Saudi crew in Yemen jet crash 'unknown'

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Fate of Saudi crew in Yemen jet crash 'unknown'

Two officers who were flying a Saudi fighter jet that crashed in Yemen's Al-Jawf are missing after the incident.

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Saudi-led forces to face trial over Yemen violations

The cases being investigated include a 2018 air strike on a school bus in the northern region of Dahyan that killed at least 40 children.

Syrian regime helicopter downed in Idlib, amid Turkey tensions

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Syrian regime helicopter downed in Idlib, amid Turkey tensions

A helicopter belonging to either the brutal Assad regime or ally Russia was shot down whilst flying over Idlib.

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

David Isenberg

Libya is flooded with mercenaries and private military companies

Comment: Foreign interference by states, their proxies, and military companies is enabling the conflict in Libya to continue, writes David ...

Lebanese protesters eyes injured due to rubber bullets

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Lebanese protesters eyes injured due to rubber bullets

People online are posting photos covering one eye to show solidarity with protesters in Lebanon whose eyes were injured due to rubber bullets ...

Gaza's women entrepreneurs set up online business Giftbox

Israa Mohammed Jamal and Pam Bailey

Gaza's women entrepreneurs set up online business Giftbox

Female entrepreneurs in Gaza have founded the online business Giftbox, to help those struggling to celebrate important events and occasions ...

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Ivanka Trump receives a 'Friend of Israel' award

Ivanka Trump was presented with the award by Republican mega-donor and newspaper owner Sheldon Adelson and his Israeli wife Miriam on behalf of the IAC.

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Filipino Catholics pray for Mideast peace in huge gathering

This year, widespread fears over the conflict between the US and Iran were highlighted during the Philippine's day long procession of the wooden ...

Sam Hamad

Soleimani assassination spells trouble for Iraqis, Iranians, the region

Comment: Many Iraqis now fear it's their country that has the most to lose from being used as a potential battlefield for two foreign powers, ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Maarat Al-Numan evacuation brings new dangers

Aid workers braved Russian air strikes and regime fire to race down the highway to southern Idlib for one of the biggest evacuations since the ...

Gaza protests against Israel suspended for 3 months

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Gaza protests against Israel suspended for 3 months

The Great March of Return protests will be suspended till the end of March, at which point they will resume on a monthly rather than weekly ...

Tareq Hajjaj and Pam Bailey

Eyes 'common target' of Israeli snipers at Gaza's March

To date, Gaza's Ministry of Health reports that 50 protesters have been shot in the eye by Israeli soldiers since the demonstrations began last ...

Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia protest US sanctions

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Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia protest US sanctions

The protest came as Washington pointed fingers at Iranian proxy groups for a recent spate of rocket attacks against its military bases in Iraq.

Iraq protesters lynch alleged sniper in Baghdad square

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Iraq protesters lynch alleged sniper in Baghdad square

Gruesome footage purportedly showing an executed sniper hanging from traffic lights in Baghdad spread across social media as demonstrators claim ...

Iraq's prime minister falls but the system remains

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Iraq's prime minister falls but the system remains

Following Adel Abdul Mahdi's resignation as prime minister, Iraqi protesters remain unsatisfied with the ethnosectarian quotas which have ...

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