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Some 488 homes have been demolished in the historic area of al-Mosawara, in the town of Awamiya in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, Saudi authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

US soldier killed in Afghan operation against IS

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US soldier killed in Afghan operation against IS

A military operation targeting Islamic State group insurgents in Afghanistan left one US soldier dead, commanders said on Thursday.

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Paul Iddon

Mr Sadr goes to Saudi Arabia

Analysis: Sadr may yet be able to use his clout to build bridges with Sunni communities, while urging Riyadh to end its crackdown on Saudi Shia ...

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Hadani Ditmars

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

Blog: How did the definition of 'Canadian' go from Pierre Berton's "someone who can make love in a canoe" to "someone who sells weapons to human ...

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Turkey policeman stabbed to death by IS suspect

A suspected member of the Islamic State group stabbed a Turkish officer to death near a police station in Istanbul on Sunday, officials confirmed.

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US airstrike kills senior Afghan IS commanders

US military command names the Islamic State group's provincial emir for Kunar province as one of four militant leaders killed on ...

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SDF fighters linkup from east, west in Raqqa assault

US-backed Syrian fighters advancing on Islamic State militants from the eastern and western parts of Raqqa have linked up for the first ...

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Nobel laureates urge Saudi not to execute Shia activists

Ten Nobel laureates from across the world have penned an open letter urging Saudi Arabian authorities to hold off on the execution of 14 Shia ...

Syria suicide bombing 'kills 23 rebels' near Jordan border

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Syria suicide bombing 'kills 23 rebels' near Jordan border

A suicide bombing in southern Syria near Jordan's border killed more than 23 rebel fighters and injured dozens more on Friday, a monitoring ...

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Uprooted restaurateurs create 'little Damascus' in northwest Syria

Syrians who quit towns recaptured by Assad's regime have introduced Damascene cuisine to Idlib, where the longed-for taste of the good old days ...

IS 'playing whack-a-mole' in Afghanistan

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

IS 'playing whack-a-mole' in Afghanistan

In-depth: IS-Khorasan, the Afghan franchise of the Islamic State group's network, disappears from the site of one attack only to reappear in ...

Saudi Arabia 'in control' of 'flattened' Shia district

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Saudi Arabia 'in control' of 'flattened' Shia district

Saudi Arabia's destructive campaign in the Shia-majority eastern province is 'complete' with huge concern over the human cost ...

Recovery in Iraq's war-torn Mosul 'tale of two cities'

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Recovery in Iraq's war-torn Mosul 'tale of two cities'

While schools and shops re-open in the east of Iraq's Mosul, the west side is still a scene of destruction, with 230,000 residents having ...

Turkey building 'security' wall on Iran border

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Turkey building 'security' wall on Iran border

Turkey has begun building a "security wall" along part of its border with Iran, regional officials said Tuesday, in a move aimed at stopping ...

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Turkey building 'security' wall on Iran border

Turkey has begun building a "security wall" along part of its border with Iran, regional officials said Tuesday, in a move aimed at stopping Kurdish separatists.

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Anger at UAE royals' portraits at Yemen military base

A photograph showing the portraits of UAE rulers at a military camp in Yemen's southern city of Mokha, Taiz province has caused angry ...

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Taliban, IS 'jointly massacred' 50 civilians in Afghanistan

The Taliban and Islamic State group jointly massacred dozens of civilians in an Afghan village, officials said on Monday, highlighting rare ...

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Erdogan wants coup suspects to wear Guantanamo-style prison suits

Turkey’s president has announced clothing to be worn by defendants appearing in court for alleged involvement in last year’s failed coup and ...

Turkish police officer killed in clash with Kurdish rebels

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Turkish police officer killed in clash with Kurdish rebels

One police officer and one PKK militant have been killed in separate clashes in Turkey's south and southeast.

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Yemen: US ground troops join 'major' offensive against al-Qaeda

US special forces are joining Emirati and local forces in conducting operations against al-Qaeda positions in Yemen, the Pentagon said on Friday.

A glimmer of hope as MSF opens Kunduz clinic

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

A glimmer of hope as MSF opens Kunduz clinic

MSF secured Pentagon assurances that medics would not be targeted, but the military has either botched air raids or disregarded Afghan lives ...

Show of force: Hizballah declares 'mission accomplished' against al-Nusra

Paul McLoughlin

Show of force: Hizballah declares 'mission accomplished' against al-Nusra

In-depth: Hizballah say they have completed the first stage of a campaign in eastern Lebanon's Arsal region, but was it little more ...

Syrian regime forces reach last IS-held town in Homs

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Syrian regime forces reach last IS-held town in Homs

Pro-Syrian regime forces reached al-Sukhna town, as IS militants deserted their last outpost in Homs province.

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