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Turkish and Russian forces will be deployed in Syria’s Idlib region as part of a 'de-escalation' agreement brokered by Russia, Turkey’s presidential spokesperson said on Thursday.

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing dissatisfaction a Herculean task, writes Robert Springborg.

Local al-Qaeda leader in Yemen 'killed by US airstrike'

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Local al-Qaeda leader in Yemen 'killed by US airstrike'

The Pentagon has confirmed the death of al-Qaeda emir in Yemen's Shabwa province following a US airstrike.

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Robert Springborg

Saudi succession reshuffle threatens the house of cards

Comment: An indulged prince who flaunts his wealth, newly proclaimed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman will find building support amid increasing ...

Taliban attack on Afghanistan police HQ kills dozens

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Taliban attack on Afghanistan police HQ kills dozens

A Taliban suicide bomb and gun attack on Sunday targeted police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan killing at least five officers and ...

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US drone strike 'kills three al-Qaeda suspects' in Yemen

The strike hit a vehicle in Saeed district late Friday killing the driver and both passengers, an official said.

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The US expands its toehold in southern Syria

As the US bolsters its presence in the region, the likelihood of clashes and escalation between the coalition and regime forces increases, ...

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Police ban face veil to guard Iraq's post-IS Mosul

Iraqi forces, who have retaken eastern Mosul from the Islamic State group after three years, banned the face veil as part of a package ...

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Syrian Democratic Forces in fierce clashes with rebel fighters

Kurdish and Syrian fighters have clashed in Aleppo province leaving many dead, while the battle against IS in Raqqa rages on.

Saudi Arabia officer killed by grenade in Qatif <em>province</em>

Robert Cusack

Saudi Arabia officer killed by grenade in Qatif province

Protests against the demolition of the old town of Awamiyah, the hometown of Shia cleric, Nimr al-Nimr, have led to the deaths of several Saudi ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syrian regime militias reach the wire threatening US-backed forces

A surprise offensive has seen the Syrian regime reach the Iraqi border with a land corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean potentially being ...

US-led strike kills founder of IS propaganda agency: activists

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US-led strike kills founder of IS propaganda agency: activists

A US-led coalition air strike on eastern Syria has killed a founder of IS's notorious Amaq propaganda agency, Syrian opposition ...

After IS, Iraq's Christians face extremist Shia threat

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After IS, Iraq's Christians face extremist Shia threat

Comment: Although his rhetoric directly mirrors Islamic State group extremists, Shia cleric Alaa al-Mousawi will receive no major condemnation ...

Roadside bomb in restive Saudi town injures two policemen

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Roadside bomb in restive Saudi town injures two policemen

The security agents were protecting demolition workers who are demolishing the town's old quarter, despite fierce opposition from the local ...

Libyan al-Qaeda linked militants deny involvement in Egypt massare

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Libyan al-Qaeda linked militants deny involvement in Egypt massare

Al-Qaeda linked Libyan militants Mujahideen Shura Council in Derna have denied involvement in a deadly attack on Egypt's Coptic Christians as ...

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Turkey strikes Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Turkey's military says it killed 13 members of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in air strikes in northern Iraq on Sunday.

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IS claim responsibility for massacre of Egyptian Christians

IS militants carried out the massacre of 29 Coptic Egyptians in Minya on Friday, the group has claimed on its Amaq news agency.

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Bomb blast kills Afghanis on first day of Ramadan

A huge car bomb has killed at least 18 people in eastern Afghanistan, mostly civilians marking the first day of Ramadan where Muslims ...

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Coalition strikes 'killing civilians by the hundreds' in Raqqa

At least 16 civilians have been killed in a suspected US-led coalition airstrike in a village in Syria's Raqqa province this week, ...

Sudan seizes Egyptian tanks from Darfur rebels: President Bashir

Robert Cusack

Sudan seizes Egyptian tanks from Darfur rebels: President Bashir

The Sudanese president claimed his army had captured '59 military vehicles' from two convoys connected to rebel groups in Darfur.

Robert Cusack

IS 'attacks Iraqi military base in dawn suicide mission'

Five Islamic State militants breached the military base perimeter at dawn and detonated two devices inside the base, killing at least six people.

US-led coalition denies civilian 'air raid massacre' in Syria

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US-led coalition denies civilian 'air raid massacre' in Syria

The US-led coalition against IS has denied its aircraft carried out an air raid in eastern Syria which left dozens of people dead ...

Suicide bombers storm state broadcaster in Afghanistan

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Suicide bombers storm state broadcaster in Afghanistan

Unidentified militants stormed Afghanistan's national television and radio station in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, ...

Saudi soldier killed as <em>eastern</em> <em>province</em> unrest continues

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Saudi soldier killed as eastern province unrest continues

Controversial reconstruction plans in the Shia majority town of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia's Qatif province have met with armed opposition ...

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