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Four Yemeni soldiers were killed in the town of Loder after an attack by militants.

EU foreign affairs head reaffirms commitment to nuclear accord days before Donald Trump – an arch critic of the accord – is set to take office as president.

Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

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Top Egypt court rejects islands transfer to Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian court on Monday said it was its 'unanimous' decision that the two islands, Tiran and Sanafir, were sovereign Egyptian territories.

Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

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Turkish cargo jet crash kills 37 in Kyrgyzstan

The Turkish Boeing 747 crashed just outside the Manas airport killing people in the residential area adjacent to the airport as well as those on ...

Egypt drops investigation into mob attack on Christian woman

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Egypt drops investigation into mob attack on Christian woman

Egypt prosecutors have suspended investigations into an assault on a Coptic ...

Indignant KRG questions Iran over commander's Saudi consulate-bashing

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Indignant KRG questions Iran over commander's Saudi consulate-bashing

The KRG has said only it had the right to decide if foreign states can operate consulates on its territory after an Iranian commander said Riyadh should not be permitted.

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Trump calls Syrian refugees 'illegals' in NATO-bashing, Brexit-backing interview

US President-elect Donald Trump has made a series of explosive comments likely to rattle US allies as he calls NATO "obsolete", praises Brexit and slams Merkel's "catastrophic" refugee policy.

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Death count rising in Yemen's contested Bab al-Mandab strait

On Sunday pro-Houthi media outlets reported that the Iran-affiliated group had carried out a successful special operation in Taiz province that had left 40 Saudi-affiliated troops dead or injured.

Trump suggests easing Russia sanctions in nuclear deal

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Trump suggests easing Russia sanctions in nuclear deal

President-elect Trump has suggested brokering a deal with Russia that would "substantially" reduce nuclear arms and ease sanctions against ...

Sudan's Bashir orders six-month ceasefire extension in three regions

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Sudan's Bashir orders six-month ceasefire extension in three regions

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered a six-month extension to a ceasefire in the war-torn regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South ...

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Activists call 'massacre' as blood flows in Damascus water-wars

At least 10 people were killed in Syrian regime shelling of a centre for internally displaced people in Wadi Barada on Sunday, according to activists, as clashes continue to rage.

Hamas implore Qatar, Turkey to alleviate Gaza electricity crisis

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Hamas implore Qatar, Turkey to alleviate Gaza electricity crisis

Qatar agreed on Sunday to pay $12 million over three months to Gazan authorities after protests erupted in the blockaded strip on Friday. Hamas is also seeking Ankara's help.

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Palestinians welcome Paris summit statement amid UK 'reservations'

The PLO has welcomed the closing statement of a Middle East peace summit held in Paris on Sunday to reaffirm global support for a Palestinian state alongside an Israeli state.

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Is Russia set to train Libyan strongman Haftar's troops?

Moscow is set to send military experts to Tobruk, Libya, to train forces loyal to the former Gaddafi ally, reports by Radio France International have claimed.