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A university in Saudi Arabia is seeking to sack employees suspected of having links to Muslim Brotherhood, fuelling fears of a major government clampdown on critics in academia and beyond.

Tensions in Kirkuk have risen in recent weeks as the rhetoric between the Kurdish leadership and Iraq's central government escalates.

Iraq to deport 500 <em>Islamic</em> <em>State</em> wives to US,Europe

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Iraq to deport 500 Islamic State wives to US,Europe

Iraq is preparing to deport hundreds of women married to foreign Islamic State fighters, and their children, back to their countries of origin including Russia, Turkey and Azerbaijan.

The Iraq Report: Kurds take centre stage from IS

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The Iraq Report: Kurds take centre stage from IS

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Refugees in Lebanon's Arsal 'forced to return to Syria'

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Refugees in Lebanon's Arsal 'forced to return to Syria'

Syrian refugees have been pressured to leave the Lebanese border town of Arsal over poor security and living conditions, Human Rights Watch said ...

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Saudi crackdown on dissent 'linked to failed Qatar boycott'

A leading Saudi academic has said a recent wave of arrests has been an attempt by authorities to crackdown on opponents of the king-in-waiting's aggressive foreign policy towards Qatar.

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Three more men arrested over London train bomb attack

Three more suspects have been arrested in the UK over last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, as Britain's threat level ...

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Damning US report slams rights violations in Sisi's Egypt

New report by the Trump administration has issued a damning verdict on human rights in Egypt under President Sisi, condemning detentions, ...

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Trump slams Iran ahead of presidency's first US-Iran talks

The US and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Trump's presidency, a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Tehran.

Footage surfaces showing Libya's Haftar 'ordering war crimes'

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Footage surfaces showing Libya's Haftar 'ordering war crimes'

A recently-issued ICC arrest warrant for a Libyan militia leader has raised questions about the possible involvement of the eastern commander ...

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Iraqi forces 'attack last IS bastion on Syria border'

Iraqi government forces marched toward the final Islamic State group stronghold along the Syrian border, after launching the ...

Syrian regime troops cross the Euphrates near US-backed SDF

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Syrian regime troops cross the Euphrates near US-backed SDF

Syrian regime forces crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates in Deir az-Zour on Monday, increasing their presence in an area where ...

Rigor-mortifying! Egyptian cleric muzzled after sex-with-dead-wife ruling

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Rigor-mortifying! Egyptian cleric muzzled after sex-with-dead-wife ruling

An Egyptian religious scholar has been ordered to stay off the air after he argued in favour of a ruling that allows husbands to have sex with ...

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

Warda Mohamed

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, writes Warda ...

Trump brands Assad as "criminal" in debut UN speech

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Trump brands Assad as "criminal" in debut UN speech

Trump called for a “political solution that honours the will of the Syrian people" during his speech at the UN

Austin Bodetti

Selfie jihadi: Inside al-Qaeda's Snapchat network

In-depth: Al-Qaeda’s leadership has warned fighters in Syria to avoid Snapchat, which, though popular with Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, could allow Western intelligence agencies to spy on them, reports Austin Bodetti.

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Suicide bombers kill three in northern Iraq restaurant

Two suicide bombers killed at least three people and wounded 34 on Tuesday in a northern Iraq restaurant frequented by militiamen battling the ...

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Israel shoots down 'Hizballah drone' then strikes Lebanon-Syria border

The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that attempted to enter the airspace above the Golan Heights.

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Saudi Arabia detains cleric, officials in latest arrests

Saudi Arabia has reportedly detained a popular cleric and judiciary officials in the latest round of arrests in an ongoing "crackdown" on ...

The governor Baghdad wants to remove from office

Paul Iddon

The governor Baghdad wants to remove from office

Analysis: Kirkuk's Najmaldin Karim wants his city included in Kurdistan's controversial independence referendum, but supports holding on to ...

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Militants, including Chinese, launch offensive on Syrian regime troops

A Syrian monitoring group says insurgents led by an al-Qaeda-linked group have launched a wide offensive against pro-government troops south of ...

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

For whom the bell tolls in Syria

Comment: Syria is a manmade disaster, but perpetrators are unlikely to face justice until bystanders are made to reckon with the consequences of ...

IS recedes in Syria as al-Qaeda offshoot expands

Paul Iddon

IS recedes in Syria as al-Qaeda offshoot expands

Analysis: While the Islamic State group is facing collapse, Al-Qaeda's offshoot Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) has successfully ...

Turkey launches military drills on Iraqi border

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Turkey launches military drills on Iraqi border

With Erbil's Kurdish referendum vote just a week a way, Turkey is flexing its military might with drills on the border of Iraq.

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