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PKK militants recently deployed in Penjwen, in the Sulaymaniyah governorate, have taken control of a number of roads leading to the border with Iran.

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking their minds, writes Bahey el-Din Hassan

IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

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IS calls for striking of 'Saudi economic interests'

The Islamic State group called on its militants to strike the economic interests of Saudi Arabia, which it described as an agent of Israel.

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Mobashra Tazamal

Dismantling the counterterror narrative is long overdue

Comment: The language and logic of counter-terrorism established by the US has been used to justify a devastating spectrum of Muslim persecution ...

Teacher decapitated in France after showing Prophet Mohammed caricatures

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Teacher decapitated in France after showing Prophet Mohammed caricatures

A French history teacher who had shown caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed to his class was decapitated in the outskirts of Paris.

Jan-Peter Westad

Gone but not forgotten: The fight for Syria's disappeared

As the war draws on in Syria, the fight to remember those missing becomes increasingly difficult. But Wafa Ali Mustafa remains determined to campaign for justice.

Giorgio Cafiero

Iran's dilemma in Nagorno-Karabakh

Analysis: Sharing borders with Armenia and Azerbaijan, Iran is walking a geopolitical tightrope with the crisis.

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Turkey hits out at European 'arrogance' over Syria

The European Union's calls for Turkey to withdraw from Syria are 'arrogant', Ankara said on Tuesday.

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Sudan PM says US blacklisting harms path to democracy

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has said that keeping his country on a US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism is endangering its ...

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

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Israel confirms holding body of Palestinian killed by soldiers

Twenty-seven-year-old Palestinian Samir Hamidi was killed by Israeli soldiers near the northern West Bank settlement of Einav on Monday.

Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

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Moscow hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan truce talks as fighting rages

Senior diplomats from the two countries will join talks in Moscow after a late-night appeal from President Vladimir Putin.

Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

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Assad responds to Trump assassination claims

Bashar al-Assad responded to Trump admitting that he wanted to assassinate the Syrian dictator in 2017.

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Hadani Ditmars

Gaza Mon Amour: Love conquers all in charming satire

Love triumphs over tragedy in the Nasser brothers' touching satire on desire and despair in Gaza.

Turkey slams Canada’s suspension of arms sales

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Turkey slams Canada’s suspension of arms sales

Turkey has reacted angrily to Canada’s decision to suspend arms exports to Ankara over the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, accusing Canada of “double ...

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Police exhume bodies of 3 Kashmir men

Bodies of the three men were returned to their families, after the Indian military said those it claimed were "unidentified Pakistani terrorists" were in fact local residents.

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Erdogan threatens new Syria military operation to combat 'terrorism'

Turkey has vowed to intervene militarily in Syria if promises to curb the influence of "terrorists" in the country are not fulfilled.

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Jordan deports husband of US-wanted Palestinian Ahlam al-Tamimi

The husband of Ahlam al-Tamimi was expelled from Jordan after authorities refused to renew his residency permit.

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US charges last American IS suspects captured in Syria

Four Americans captured in Syria have been repatriated to the US where they will face trial.

Fighting by Armenia and Azerbaijan injures 4 journalists

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Fighting by Armenia and Azerbaijan injures 4 journalists

Four journalists have been wounded in fighting in the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh.

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Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

Drone use has expanded dramatically in northern Iraq since Turkey launched a new assault in June, analysts and residents say.

Russia marks brutal five-year intervention anniversary in Syria war

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Russia marks brutal five-year intervention anniversary in Syria war

Russia's intervention in the Syria war has cost thousands of lives.

Turkey demands Armenia 'ends its occupation of Azerbaijan'

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Turkey demands Armenia 'ends its occupation of Azerbaijan'

Turkey's defense minister reiterates country's support to Azerbaijan after fresh clashes in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Lebanese security forces kill nine suspected IS members

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Lebanese security forces kill nine suspected IS members

Lebanese security forces have killed nine presumed members of IS following a hunt for suspects in the August 21 killing of two policemen and the ...

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