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A military base close to Syria's border with Iraq was hit by airstrikes overnight, the Assad regime has claimed, but the US have denied aircraft operated in the area.

A suicide bomber has killed at least seven people in Baghdad's first attack since the beginning Ramadan.

Eight times Arab football teams wowed the World Cup

Uri Levy

Eight times Arab football teams wowed the World Cup

The World Cup moments no Middle Eastern football fan will ever forget.

Bernard Lewis: The clash of civilisations that never was

Khaled Diab

Bernard Lewis: The clash of civilisations that never was

Comment: Lewis' 'clash of the civilisations' theory made him the orientalist of choice for America's neo-conservative establishment, writes ...

Turkey opposition fields left-wing candidate in election bid

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Turkey opposition fields left-wing candidate in election bid

Turkey's opposition are hoping leftist Muharrem Ince will give Erdogan a run for his money at the June presidential elections.

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The Iraq Report: Post-election horse-trading kicks off

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week focuses on negotiations to form a government after no one party won an overall majority.

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Red Cross: Thousands of attacks on healthcare in conflict

More than 1,200 violent incidents against hospitals and medical personnel have taken place in the past two years across the world.

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Israeli MP calls for recognition of 'Armenian genocide'

Israel's parliament is set to push a number of proposals against Turkey in the latest tit-for-tat diplomatic spat between the two sides.

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US risks further destabilising Middle East warns France

US threats against Iran will only encourage hardliners, warns French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian.

US in talks with ex-foe Sadr after shock win

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US in talks with ex-foe Sadr after shock win

Washington has reached out to Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who had previously led uprisings against the 2003 invasion.

CJ Werleman

The US is becoming a pariah state

Comment: The United States' ill-conceived and diabolically executed 'war on terror' began the rapid erosion of the idea of the US as a ...

Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

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Riyadh, Abu Dhabi 'used sleazy Washington lobbyists' against Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have been dealing with a pair of controversial Washington lobbyists to sway the US government to sanction Qatar, an ...

Iran will 'punch Pompeo in the mouth'

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Iran will 'punch Pompeo in the mouth'

Iran has hit back against US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments that the republic will face 'strongest sanctions in history'.

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Stanley Heller

Scott Ritter has completely lost it on Syria

Comment: Once a voice of reason on WMDs in Iraq, Ritter has been taken in by conspiracy theories and propaganda to draw fundamentally ...

Saudi anime airs on Japan TV for first time

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Saudi anime airs on Japan TV for first time

A Saudi animated cartoon series has aired on Japanese television for the first time, the state-run Saudi Press Agency has reported.

Austin Bodetti

How Iran's role differs in Syria and Yemen war

Analysis: The differences in Iranian involvement in the Syrian and Yemeni wars offer insights into Tehran's priorities, writes Austin Bodetti.

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US promises 'strongest sanctions in history' against Iran

The US will apply "unprecented financial pressure" on Iran, he new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his first policy speech since ...

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US in Syria 'for at least six more months'

The news illustrates the competing tension of Trump wanting a speedy withdrawal from Syria while at the same time delivering a final blow to IS.

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Iraq election winner Sadr meets pro-Iran bloc leader

Muqtada al-Sadr, who heads an anti-Iran coalition, met political rival Hadi al-Amiri on Sunday to discuss the formation of the next government.

Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

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Iraq's al-Sadr says next government will be 'inclusive'

Muqtada al-Sadr, whose coalition won the largest number of seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, has sought to reassure Iraqis about their ...

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Iraq's Abadi pledges 'strong' government after meeting with Sadr

Election winner Muqtada al-Sadr will have a strong say in negotiations to form the next Iraq government.

IS fighters evacuated from southern Damascus: monitor

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IS fighters evacuated from southern Damascus: monitor

Islamic State miliants and their families have been bused out of southern Damascus, SOHR said, though Syrian state media reports an agreement ...

Bernard Lewis, controversial Middle East scholar, dies aged 101

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Bernard Lewis, controversial Middle East scholar, dies aged 101

The late scholar was accused by detractors of Orientalism and being the embodiment of Western imperialism in the Middle East.

French forces fighting with SDF in Syria's Deir az-Zour

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French forces fighting with SDF in Syria's Deir az-Zour

The French military are reportedly fighting in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour province, suggesting an increase in their presence in the region.

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