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Book review: NYT correspondent David Kirkpatrick's book is a revealing look at an ill-informed and bitterly divided Obama administration in the aftermath of Egypt's Arab Spring, writes Alain Gresh.

A bomb attack in Iraq's contested Kirkuk city has killed at least one person and wounded seven others on Wednesday evening.

Abusing <em>state</em> power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Sahar F. Aziz

Abusing state power to quash Palestinian activism on campus

Comment: Pressuring universities to shut down activism when it challenges Israel's human rights record is turning our institutions into sites of censorship, writes Sahar Aziz.

Trump: Syria downing Russian jet 'very sad thing'

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Trump: Syria downing Russian jet 'very sad thing'

Syrian regime defence systems accidentally shot down a Russian plane late on Monday, killing all 15 on board.

Iranian-backed paramilitary leader Hadi al-Ameri withdraws candidacy for PM

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Iranian-backed paramilitary leader Hadi al-Ameri withdraws candidacy for PM

Hadi al-Ameri, head of a leading Iraqi Shia miltia, has withdrawn his candidacy for the post of prime mininster, easing the political crisis in ...

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Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

The selection of a parliamentary speaker and first deputy could end gridlock over the formation of a new government in Iraq.

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Turkey jails British ex-soldier for fighting IS with Kurds

Turkey has sentenced a British man to seven-and-a-half years imprisonment after he was arrested on holiday in 2017, over links to the Kurdish ...

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IS kills 20 Kurdish-led fighters in Syria

The Syrian Democratic Forces launched a new offensive on Monday to close in on pockets held by IS in eastern Syria.

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Iraq parliament elects pro-Iran list candidate as speaker

The former governor of Anbar province Mohammed al-Halbusi will be the youngest speaker of parliament in Iraq's history.

Afghan conflict 'could be deadlier than Syria' in 2018

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Afghan conflict 'could be deadlier than Syria' in 2018

The Afghan war is on track to inflict more than 20,000 battle deaths in 2018, including civilians and combatants, analysts said.

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

Kurds may help Syrian regime in Idlib: Turkish FM

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Kurds may help Syrian regime in Idlib: Turkish FM

Cavusoglu warned the US to 'assess who its real allies in the region are,' after claiming that the US-backed Kurdish militia may help Assad in ...

Filmmakers 'stole story' of journalist murdered by IS

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Filmmakers 'stole story' of journalist murdered by IS

James Foley's mother says filmmakers stole the story of her murdered journalist son, and did not consult her on the movie.

Abadi says water projects in the works for Basra

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Abadi says water projects in the works for Basra

Iraq's troubled Basra, could see new development projects to deal with the southern city's water problems.

Kurdish fighters capture suspected Italian IS member

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Kurdish fighters capture suspected Italian IS member

Kurdish fighters said they have captured an Italian Islamic State militant.

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Syriac Christians protest Kurdish authorities over Syria school curriculum

Kurdish authorities in Syria's diverse northeast are facing swelling anger from the area's Syriac Christians after shutting down more than a dozen schools run by the minority.

Andrew Leber

Rentier Islamism: Politics and religion in Arab Gulf societies

Book review: Courtney Freer's timely offering provides important new insights into political Islam in the Gulf, and the region's current schism, ...

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Suicide bomber targets motorway restaurant near Iraq's Tikrit

At least three people were killed and 11 injured after a suicide bomber denoted explosives in a highway near Tikrit.

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UK hate preacher 'still dangerous' ahead of prison release

Radical UK preacher Anjem Choudary is due to be released, but a prison chief has warned he still remains a dangerous and divisive figure.

Ankara captures chief suspect in 2013 Turkey border bombing

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Ankara captures chief suspect in 2013 Turkey border bombing

The chief suspect in a bombing of a Turkish border town has been nabbed by Ankara's intelligence agents in Syria's Latakia and taken back to ...

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US-backed forces launch 'last battle against IS' in Syria

The US has confirmed the Syrian Democratic Forces' announcement that the battle against IS in Deir az-Zour has launched after months of trying ...

IS claims suicide blast on Libya oil company

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IS claims suicide blast on Libya oil company

Two employees and three IS assailants died during Monday's attack, which targeted the oil sector that funds 95 percent of state ...

Free Syria's police brace for regime's Idlib offensive

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Free Syria's police brace for regime's Idlib offensive

As the Assad regime readies for an offensive on Idlib province, the Free Syrian Police say they will continue to protect civilians.

IS ambush kills 21 Syrian regime fighters in Suweida

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IS ambush kills 21 Syrian regime fighters in Suweida

The attack late on Monday in Syria's southern province of Suweida came as US-backed forces advanced against the militants on the border with ...

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