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Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi said that the number of foreign troops in Iraq was cut by a quarter in 2018, with some 8,000 still present today.

A bomb has exploded in the flash-point Syrian city of Manbij, with reports of fatalities.

Sudanese police attack protesters with tear gas

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Sudanese police attack protesters with tear gas

Protesters in Khartoum were attacked with tear gas by Sudanese police.

Syria Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control

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Syria Kurds reject 'security zone' under Turkish control

Senior political leader Aldar Khalil rejected on Wednesday a US proposal for a 'security zone' under Turkish control along the border in Syria, ...

US could purchase Israel's Iron Dome missile system

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US could purchase Israel's Iron Dome missile system

The US is looking to buy Israel's Iron Dome defence system.

'All terrorists eliminated' following Nairobi hotel attack

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'All terrorists eliminated' following Nairobi hotel attack

Kenya's president has announced the end of an operation to clear a Nairobi building complex of militants.

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North Syria must be under regime control, says Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the Syrian regime must take control of the country's north, following calls from the US for a Turkish-controlled "security zone".

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US police arrest journalist working for Iran's Press TV

American Marzieh Hashemi has been arrested in the US, the news channel said on Wednesday, as relatives share reports of her ill-treatment by authorities.

US official in charge of resolving Qatar crisis resigns

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US official in charge of resolving Qatar crisis resigns

A US official who was in charge efforts to resolve the 19-month long blockade of Qatar quits his post, becoming the latest official to depart ...

Saudi women rekindle calls to end oppressive guardianship laws

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Saudi women rekindle calls to end oppressive guardianship laws

Saudi women have called again for the end of oppressive guardianship laws in the kingdom, following the highly-publicised case of a teenager who ...

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American detained as he 'visited his girlfriend' in Iran

A fourth US citizen has been detained in Iran, as relations between the two countries remains tense.

EU slaps sanctions on Iran intelligence over assassination plots

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EU slaps sanctions on Iran intelligence over assassination plots

Officials from key EU states met with Iranian representatives on Tuesday to convey concerns over alleged assassination plots against Iranian dissidents.

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Russian military police patrol Syria's Manbij, amid Turkey tensions

Russian military police have begun patrolling around the Syrian city of Manbij, a spokesman said Tuesday, moving into an area once held by US-backed Kurdish forces.

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#SaveRahaf: Australia to consider Saudi runaway teenager's asylum plea

Australia has said it would consider the asylum claim of an 18-year-old Saudi woman who fled alleged abuse from her family, national broadcaster ABC reported on Tuesday.

Hundreds of Syrian refugees rescued as storms hit Lebanon

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Hundreds of Syrian refugees rescued as storms hit Lebanon

Storms have swamped camps housing Syrian refugees in Lebanon with rain water ...

Pompeo arrives in Amman to begin Middle East tour

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Pompeo arrives in Amman to begin Middle East tour

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to face questions on Washington's plans for Syria as he kicks off his eight nation Middle East tour.

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Saudi forces kill 'several gunmen' in Shia-majority region

Saudi security forces have said that they have killed several 'wanted people' during a shootout in the Shia-majority eastern region of Qatif, Al-Arabiya reported on Tuesday.

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UK deny it will reestablish relations with Syria

The UK has denied reports that it is renovating its embassy in Damascus to re-new diplomatic ties with the Syrian regime.

Qatar passes law allowing foreign investors full business ownership

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Qatar passes law allowing foreign investors full business ownership

Qatar has passed a law that allows foreigners to have full ownership of companies operating in the country as it moves to boost its economy amid ...