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Iraq hanged 38 people accused of belonging to militant groups as international rights groups voice concerns about use of the death penalty in Iraq.

In-depth: Palestinian protesters angry at Trump's Jerusalem decision tell The New Arab they have little trust in their leadership and Arab allies.

Russia set to resume flights to Egypt

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Russia set to resume flights to Egypt

Over two years since the Metrojet Flight 9268 bombing that killed all 224 passengers on board, Egyptian and Russian ministers will agree to resume commercial flights between the countries

Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

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Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

The al-Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria is set to reopen after five years, in another sign of the Syrian regime's increasing ...

Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

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Iraq hangs 38 members of IS, al-Qaeda for 'terrorism'

Iraq has executed 38 militants belonging to the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda for terrorism offences, days after ...

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US-coalition forces 'to remain' in Syria despite Russian withdrawal

The US State Department said its coalition forces will remain in Syria to continue fighting pockets of Islamic State militants, despite the Russian withdrawal.

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The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

This week in Iraq: Was Abadi's declaration of victory just a political stunt?

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President Assad 'humiliated' on Syrian soil by Russian soldiers

Syrian activists have shared a video clip that appears to show President Assad being prevented from following Vladimir Putin during a visit to a ...

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London exhibition provides unique, never-seen-before portrait of multicultural Iraq

The work of Iraqi photographer Latif Al Ani is being exhibited in the UK for the first time, providing a portrait of Iraq as it has never been ...

US admits troops are present in Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan

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US admits troops are present in Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan

In a semi-annual report it provided to Congress on Monday, the White House aknowledged the presence of hundreds of troops in Yemen, Jordan and ...

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IS 'seeking shelter' in Afghanistan after Middle East losses

Afghanistan's military said it plans to launch a major operation to stop IS making inroads into the country's northern provinces, officials said ...

Iraq's former oil hub deserted years after IS defeat

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Iraq's former oil hub deserted years after IS defeat

Two years after IS were forced from the industrial hub of Baiji the city remains a devastated ghost town as funds to help rebuild life have ...

Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

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Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

Moscow and Cairo signed a final contract on Monday that will see energy hungry Egypt light up with its first nuclear power plant.

IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

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IS driven out of Syria's Idlib after 'regime-enabled' incursion

IS have been driven out of Idlib province, days after making an incursion into the region bordering Turkey, but activists claim the regime is ...

New York explosion was ‘attempted terrorist attack’

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New York explosion was ‘attempted terrorist attack’

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off a crude explosive device at a subway close to Times Square on Monday, injuring himself and ...

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Thousands of IS fighters could return to Africa

More than 6,000 Africans who fought for IS in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned, calling on countries to prepare for the threat.

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Putin meets Assad at Russian military base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited a Russian military air base in Syria on Monday and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from ...

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New best friends: Russia's Putin visits Cairo and Ankara

Russian leader Vladimir Putin will begin a historic visit to Egypt and Turkey on Monday, two leading Sunni Muslim powers that have had complex ...

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US will counter Iran in post-war Iraq: diplomat

The United States' ambassador in Iraq says the defeat of IS will allow Iraq to reassert its sovereignty after three years of war.

Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

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Iraq holds military parade to celebrate 'victory' over IS

The Iraqi military has held a celebration to celebrate the end of the campaign against IS, while others warn the fight is not yet over.

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Netanyahu and Erdogan trade insults over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Relations between Israel and Turkey soured on Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism days after the US ...

Rare protest in Kuwait after Trump Jerusalem move

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Rare protest in Kuwait after Trump Jerusalem move

Kuwaitis abided by the state's strict protesting laws to show their defiance against US President Trump's official recognition of Jerusalem as ...

Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

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Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

A visit by an Iraqi Shia militia leader to Lebanon's ceasefire line with Israel was criticised by Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, who said ...

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