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The Syrian regime launched intensive airstrikes on the city of Nawa in the southern Daraa province late on Tuesday, with reports of multiple casualties.

After seeking asylum in Sweden four years ago, Raed Naqshbandi has now become the first Syrian refugee to stand for local office in the northern European country.

Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

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Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

A Rotterdam court sentenced three men in their absence to up to seven years in jail for joining a "terrorist" organisation in Iraq and Syria.

IMF raises growth forecast for Saudi Arabia

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IMF raises growth forecast for Saudi Arabia

The International Monetary Fund has raised its growth forecast for Saudi Arabia amid rising oil prices, noting the rest of the region will ...

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Elinor Raikes

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

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Israeli tourists can now enter Jordan for free

Jordan, alongside Egypt, is the only other Arab country that has a peace treaty with Israel and appears to be looking at Israeli tourists to boost its depleted coffers.

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Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

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Putin declares summit with Trump 'very successful'

Putin has praised the 'frank and business-like atmosphere' of the summit, saying that the talks with Trump were 'very successful'.

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Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

Niraz Saied, who hailed from the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, was arrested by Bashar al-Assad's security forces in October 2015.

Pope puts Lebanon on 'list of Christian pilgrimage sites'

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Pope puts Lebanon on 'list of Christian pilgrimage sites'

Lebanon will join the Vatian's official list of official Christian pilgrimage sites in 2019

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Turkey stops registering newly-arrived Syrian refugees

HRW said that the suspension of registration for refugees is leading to unlawful deportations, coerced returns to Syria, and the denial of ...

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Madiha Raza

Liberation and destruction: Remembering Mosul one year on

Blog: British aid worker Madiha Raza was in Mosul days after the Iraqi city was 'liberated' from the Islamic State group. A year on, she recalls ...

Last Kurdish YPG fighters leave Syria's Manbij

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Last Kurdish YPG fighters leave Syria's Manbij

The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) led the 2016 offensive to rid Manbij of the Islamic State group and had kept military advisers in ...

Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry

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Seven dead in suicide attack at Afghan ministry

At least seven people were killed after a suicide attack in Kabul.

Syria rebels begin evacuating 'cradle' of uprising in Daraa

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Syria rebels begin evacuating 'cradle' of uprising in Daraa

Hundreds of Syrian opposition fighters and their families were evacuated from Daraa in south Syria.

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UAE prince seeks asylum in rival Qatar

A UAE prince sought asylum in London's Qatar embassy, exposing tensions between the Emirati royal family

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Multiple casualties in suicide attack near Afghan ministry: police

A suicide attacker blew himself up in front of a government ministry in Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 7 people, police said.

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Gaza ceasefire holds after Israel's biggest strikes since 2014

The ceasefire announced by Hamas has largely held, restoring some calm after some of the biggest airstrikes seen in the strip since the 2014 ...

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Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high: UN

The toll of 1,692 fatalities was one percent more than a year earlier and the highest for the period since 2009, according to UN figures.

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile towards Najran

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile towards Najran

The Iran-backed Houthi rebels fired a missile from Saada towards bordering Najran.

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Daraa rebels surrendering as brutal Assad regime continues assault

Syrian rebels in Daraa, dubbed as the cradle of the Syrian revolution are surrendering their weapons amid Assad regime advances.

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

Sylvain Mercadier

The Assyrians' challenge in a post-IS Syria

In-depth: Assyrians of the Khabbur plain were targeted in the jihadists' assaults, and relied on the support of Kurdish and Arab fighters to ...

Iraq's prime minister heads to Basra after violent protests

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Iraq's prime minister heads to Basra after violent protests

The Prime Minister is hoping to restore calm in the southern city where Iraqis are frustrated with the standard of living.

Sudan extends ceasefires until end of year

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Sudan extends ceasefires until end of year

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has extended until the end of this year a unilateral ceasefire in the regions of Darfur, Blue Nile and South ...

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