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Iran-backed fighters have long held the capital Sanaa.

Yemen’s warring sides began peace consultations in Switzerland for prisoner swaps.

Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

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Thousands join Iraq's first weekly prayers since Covid-19

Thousands of Iraqis gathered for socially distanced open-air prayers organised by firebrand cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in his east Baghdad stronghold, the first weekly prayers since mosques closed for

Turkey nabs bomb suspect from Syrian regime <em>stronghold</em>

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Turkey nabs bomb suspect from Syrian regime stronghold

Ercan Bayat is the second suspect in the 2013 Reyhanli bombings to be detained by Turkish authorities from Syria.

Sudan signs peace with holdout rebel group

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Sudan signs peace with holdout rebel group

Ending war with the rebels has been a cornerstone policy of Sudan's transitional government, which came to power in the months after Omar ...

Mohammed Shiaa

Basra killings expose Iraq's deadly web of corruption

An alleged cover-up of the killing of local activists in Basra reveals how a corrupt political network in southern Iraq is ready to do anything to remain in power.

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Lebanon's Hezbollah hit by backlash after Beirut blast

For many, Hezbollah stands at the top of Lebanon's sectarian-based system of power – and so is complicit in the corruption many blame for the ...

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Israel launches air strikes on Hezbollah positions in Lebanon

Israel launched air strikes at Hezbollah across the Lebanon border after suspected shots were fired by the militants.

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Israel reports 'security incident' at border with Lebanon

Lebanon had earlier rejected an Israeli call to reform a UN peacekeeping force patrolling the border ahead of a UN Security Council vote to ...

Lebanon's Hezbollah says downed Israeli drone

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Lebanon's Hezbollah says downed Israeli drone

An Israeli drone was downed by Hezbollah forces over the UN-demarcated Blue Line border, the Lebanese movement said on Saturday.

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Libya: from Haftar's offensive to ceasefire promise

Fighting in Libya's nearly decade-long conflict has, since April 2019, killed hundreds and displaced some 200,000.

Libya: several understandings which came to nothing

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Libya: several understandings which came to nothing

An overview of some of attempted initiatives for peace in Libya, following the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

Syrian regime kills and injures farmers in Idlib province

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Syrian regime kills and injures farmers in Idlib province

Two Syrian farmers were killed and three others injured in a Syrian regime attack in Idlib province.

Syria's Idlib region records first coronavirus death

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Syria's Idlib region records first coronavirus death

The three-million strong region has just recorded its first covid-19 related death.

Islamic State bride 'forced' to sell AK47 wedding gift

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Islamic State bride 'forced' to sell AK47 wedding gift

Prosecutors said the woman requested a Kalashnikov rifle as a wedding present from her second husband, but sold it after several weeks "due to a ...

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Egypt woos Libya tribes amid threat of intervention

If it were to wade into the battlefield, Cairo hopes the alliances would allow it to counter Turkey's presence in Libya, while reducing dependence on Haftar.

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Female social media influencers targeted by Egyptian authorities: HRW

Female social media influencers are being arrested in Egypt for trumped up charges as the country reels from #MeToo.

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New round of Syria sanctions 'may impact UAE, Lebanon'

Supporters and associates of the Syrian regime in Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates will be the targets of additional sanctions, a report ...

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Egypt grapples with women's freedoms online as #MeToo re-emerges

Rights groups say the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been curtailing freedoms since he took office in 2014.

East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

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East Libyan military court sentences journalist to 15 years

Ismail Bouzreeba al-Zway, a journalist critical of Haftar, has been jailed on vague terorrism-related charges, sparking outcry from human rights ...

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Germany arrests woman accused of joining IS in Syria

Prosecutors said Fadia S. traveled to Syria in 2015 to join her husband, who had left Germany to join IS., taking her children with her, then ...

Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

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Syria Insight: Russia weaponises aid as Syrians go hungry

Aid has been a bargaining tool by powers in the Syria war, but with the coronavirus crisis sweeping through the country it has become a matter ...

Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

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Syrians vote for new parliament amid measures against virus

The vote is the third to take place in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011.

Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

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Turkey sent 3,500 Syrian fighters to Libya -US report

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 ...

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