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IS militants murdered Yazidis in their thousands in 2014 and abducted thousands of women and teenage girls to make them sex slaves.

A US plan to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and “add flames of fire” in the war-torn country, Iran has said.

Minorities in north <em>Iraq</em> rebuild their lives after IS

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Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three years of the group's occupation.

Turkey suffers 'dramatic decline' in freedoms after coup: watchdog

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Turkey suffers 'dramatic decline' in freedoms after coup: watchdog

Turkey has been declared "not free" according to a new report by democracy watchdog Freedom House, which put its dramatic decline down to the ...

Lebanon receives trio of stolen artefacts recovered in NY

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Lebanon receives trio of stolen artefacts recovered in NY

The ancient treasures were looted from the country during its civil war and were recently recovered by New York authorities.

Austin Bodetti

Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may fall by the wayside, notes Austin Bodetti.

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Iraqi militias and PM Abadi to contest election separately

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said the controversial Hashd al-Shaabi militia force will stand separately in next May's planned ...

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German defence minister warns against IS 'safe havens'

Germany's defence minister, currently visiting German troops in Jordan, has said that despite recent military defeats of IS, the threat from the ...

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Twin suicide bombing kills dozens in Baghdad

Iraq's capital has witnessed its second militant attacks in three days, after two suspected IS suicide bombers killed more than 31 people in ...

US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

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US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

The US-led coalition will create a force of tens of thousands on Turkey's border, saying the focus of the coalition has shifted towards border ...

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning to run for Senate

Chelsea Manning, who was jailed for leaking secret government documents, intends to run for Senate, according to a released document.

Iraq's PM Abadi to run against Maliki in election

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Iraq's PM Abadi to run against Maliki in election

Iraq’s prime minister says he will lead a 'cross-sectarian' list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory ...

German defense minister visits troops at Jordan base

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German defense minister visits troops at Jordan base

Ursula van der Leyen said that Germany will continue the fight against IS will continue, as the minister visited German troops at a base close ...

<em>Iraq</em> suicide bombing kills eight at Baghdad security checkpoint

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Iraq suicide bombing kills eight at Baghdad security checkpoint

A suicide bomber targeting a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad has killed eight and wounded at least 10 others, including police officers ...

Baghdad suicide bombing kills at least three

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Baghdad suicide bombing kills at least three

A suicide bomb attack near a security checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killed at least three people on Saturday, a police officer said.

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Qatar leads region with over $26m donations to UNHCR

Qatar's contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped ease the live of hundreds of thousands of refugees from around the globe, Doha says.

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Iraqi Yazidis celebrate restoration of temple destroyed by IS

Iraq's Yazidi community have celebrated the restoration of a temple in Bashiqa, one of 68 temples destroyed by Islamic State militants.

Austin Bodetti

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

In-depth: General Khalifa Haftar is imposing a bloody siege on Derna with diplomatic and military support from the Emiratis, reports Austin ...

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered ...

Afghanistan's youthquake: Young activists lead the way

Austin Bodetti

Afghanistan's youthquake: Young activists lead the way

In-depth: Young Afghan activists such as Hamidullah Barakzai, an educated up-and-comer striving for social change, is providing reasons to hope ...

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Ghosts of 1979: Iran protests won't bring regime change

Comment: Unlike 1979, there is no unifying force among the anti-government protesters, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador ...

Earthquakes rock Iran-<em>Iraq</em> border

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Earthquakes rock Iran-Iraq border

Three earthquakes rocked Iran within a few hours of each other on Thursday, with the strongest being felt in Iraq's capital Baghdad.

Turkey to complete Iran border wall by spring 2019

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Turkey to complete Iran border wall by spring 2019

Turkish officials have said the border wall aims to prevent infiltration from Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.

Jerusalem: Bringing on the apocalypse in a theme park

Hadani Ditmars

Jerusalem: Bringing on the apocalypse in a theme park

World leaders are playing political chess with Jerusalem while Disneyfying its history, notes Hadani Ditmars.

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