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Iraq 'must do more' for IS sex abuse victims

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Iraq 'must do more' for IS sex abuse victims

Iraq must ensure that women and girls subjected to sexual violence at the hands of IS militants have access to justice and reparations, UN investigators said on Tuesday.

Date of publication: 22 August, 2017

'Sadr's Gulf visit indicates Iran's weakening grasp on Baghdad'

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'Sadr's Gulf visit indicates Iran's weakening grasp on Baghdad'

Muqtada al-Sadr's visit to the Gulf region last month indicates a change in Iraq's relations with its neighbours, analysts suggest.

Dozens dead in US-led Raqqa strikes, as peace-talks delayed

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Dozens dead in US-led Raqqa strikes, as peace-talks delayed

At least 42 civilians died on Monday as a result of US-led air strikes on Syria's IS-held stronghold of Raqqa, a monitor said, as Russia delays ...

Trump to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan

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Trump to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan

Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to ...

US Defence Secretary in Iraq as anti-IS forces advance

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US Defence Secretary in Iraq as anti-IS forces advance

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Iraq to discuss strategy just days after Baghdad launched its assault on the Islamic State group's urban stronghold of Tal Afar.

Russia intensifies airstrikes on IS-stronghold Deir az-Zour

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Russia intensifies airstrikes on IS-stronghold Deir az-Zour

Russia has upped its air campaign in Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces drive IS militants from their stronghold in Deir az-Zour.

Qatar denies blocking Saudi Hajj pilgrimage flights

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Qatar denies blocking Saudi Hajj pilgrimage flights

Qatar on Monday denied it had banned flights from Saudi Arabia landing in the emirate to transport Muslim pilgrims to Mecca, after an accusation by authorities in Riyadh.

Palestinians say 'no clear vision' from Trump on talks

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Palestinians say 'no clear vision' from Trump on talks

Palestinian officials await a 'clear vision' from the US on resuming negotiations with Israel, with President Abbas saying chaos in the White ...

Iraqi forces capture villages in IS-held Tal Afar

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Iraqi forces capture villages in IS-held Tal Afar

Iraqi government forces made fresh assault on one of the Islamic State group's last strongholds in the country.

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Spanish police 'kill Barcelona attack suspect'

Spanish police shot dead the 'driver' behind last week's attack in Barcelona on Monday, after a tense hunt for the ringleader behind the killings.

Man, woman arrested in UAE for 'conversation in car'

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Man, woman arrested in UAE for 'conversation in car'

A young woman and a man have been arrested after a video emerged showing them speaking in a car, with the mixing of sexes condemned as 'unlawful' by UAE police.

Hizballah says IS is trying to 'tarnish jihad's image'

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Hizballah says IS is trying to 'tarnish jihad's image'

Lebanese militia Hizballah has condemned last week's attacks by alleged IS sympathisers in Barcelona, saying it is an attempt to tarnish the image of jihad and Islam.

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Muslim trolled for 'not being killed' in Barcelona attack

A British-Muslim lawyer has found himself on the end of a campaign of abuse on social media after coming within a whisker of a deadly IS attack in Barcelona.

Trump set to outline new US strategy for Afghanistan

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Trump set to outline new US strategy for Afghanistan

President Donald Trump is set to outline the Washington's latest strategy on ...

Joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurds 'on the agenda'

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Joint Turkish-Iranian operation against Kurds 'on the agenda'

Erdogan said on Monday that a joint military operation with Iran against Kurdish factions was 'always on the agenda', a week after Tehran's top military commander visited Ankara for talks.

Qatar unveils plans for stunning World Cup stadium

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Qatar unveils plans for stunning World Cup stadium

Qatar World Cup organisers have presented stunning new plans for the 40,000 seater al-Thumama Stadium, drawing inspiration from the traditional 'gahfiya' cap commonly worn in the Gulf.

Hamas faces threat of Salafist jihadists once more

Rami Almeghari

Hamas faces threat of Salafist jihadists once more

Analysis: Hamas' crackdown on IS-inspired groups may win it some temporary favour with neighbouring Egypt, writes Rami Almeghari.

Danish FM admits selling mass-surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia

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Danish FM admits selling mass-surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia

Denmark's foreign minister has for the first time acknowledged that the government allowed the sale of surveillance technology to authoritarian ...

Gaza residents appeal to Cairo with 'love Egypt' rally

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Gaza residents appeal to Cairo with 'love Egypt' rally

In-depth: Gazans are desperate for Egypt to lift the blockade on the embattled Strip, reports Rami Almeghari.

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Israeli minister urges caution in neo-Nazi condemnations

A member of the Israeli cabinet urged politicians to prioritise Israel's amicable ties with Donald Trump over neo-Nazi condemnations.

Shell 'to buy Israeli gas' for Egypt market

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Shell 'to buy Israeli gas' for Egypt market

Shell is considering buying gas from the Israeli Leviathan field in the Mediterranean for sale in the Egyptian market, according to media reports.

Iraqi Kurds 'may postpone' independence vote for Baghdad concessions

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Iraqi Kurds 'may postpone' independence vote for Baghdad concessions

Iraqi Kurds could postpone a planned 25 September independence referendum in return for political and economic concessions from Baghdad, a senior Kurdish official said on Saturday.

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Bidding wars: This week in Middle East football

Morocco has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2026 World Cup, but face a challenge from a US-Canada-Mexico super-bloc who want to bring football back to America.

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