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Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah has declared the defeat of the Islamic State group as a military force, but warned they will likely reappear under another guise.

Comment: Too often, our so-called community leaders and representatives hope that by inviting Islamophobes into our houses, associations and mosques, we will change their minds, writes Malia Bouattia.

Egyptians react to the UK ambassador's 'tourism up' tweet

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Egyptians react to the UK ambassador's 'tourism up' tweet

A tweet by the UK ambassador to Cairo claiming Egypt's tourism industry is 'booming' has led to shock and ridicule from Egyptians having to cope with the country's dire economy.

Israeli soldier injured in gunfire from Egypt border

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Israeli soldier injured in gunfire from Egypt border

An Israeli soldier stationed on the Egypt border was lightly injured after gunfire from the Sinai spilled over, where Islamic ...

Arab League: Egypt 'blocked' Saudi bid to expel Lebanon

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Arab League: Egypt 'blocked' Saudi bid to expel Lebanon

A Saudi bid to suspend Lebanon's membership in the Arab League during Sunday's emergency meeting in Cairo was blocked by Egypt, according to ...

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Iran's General Soleimani spotted with Iraqi fighters in Syria

Iran's General Qassem Soleimani has been filmed with Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces in eastern Syria, in new footage that emerged on Sunday.

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Iraq to send foreign jihadists' families to home countries

Around 300 wives and children of foreign IS militants captured in Mosul will be returned to their home countries, a senior Iraqi official said ...

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Prime Minister Abadi bans Iraq militia leaders from elections

Abadi has banned militia leaders from standing in next year's elections, as the Iraqi prime minister attempts to limit the power of paramilitary ...

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Syria army, allied militias retake IS stronghold Albu Kamal

Syria regime forces and allied militias have recaptured Albu Kamal, the Islamic State group's last urban stronghold in the ...

Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time ...

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Iraqi forces capture last IS-held town in the country

Iraqi forces retook the last town still held by IS, as the militants' self-proclaimed 'caliphate' faces collapse on both sides of the border ...

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

Mona Alami

After IS, a new tug-of-war in Lebanon and Iraq

Comment: In Lebanon and Iraq, non state actors loyal to Iran are impossible to dismantle in the absence of a regional agreement, writes ...

Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

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Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

Iraqi forces liberate last IS-held town in lightning offensive

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Iraqi forces liberate last IS-held town in lightning offensive

Iraq's army said it has retaken the last town in the country held by Islamic State group, hours after launching the offensive ...

Iraq launches attack on last IS-held town in country

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Iraq launches attack on last IS-held town in country

Iraqi forces have begun their assault on Rawa in the Euphrates valley, the last town in the country under control of Islamic ...

Paul Iddon

More fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish militias likely: analysts

In-depth: Peace talks between Baghdad and Erbil have broken down and experts believe this could see a return to violence, writes Paul Iddon.

Austin Bodetti

Iraq plays Iran and United States against each other

In-depth: Iran is arming anti-American Shia militias, including one labeled a terrorist organization, through the Iraqi government, an American ...

James Snell

Lifting Syria's regime siege requires more than just words

Comment: World leaders have ample evidence that Assad's regime and its allies are besieging civilian populations. They must fight back with more ...

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Turkey condemns 'escape' of Raqqa IS fighters

Turkey on Wednesday condemned as "an extremely grave revelation" the escape of IS fighters from Raqqa as part of an evacuation deal which ...

Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

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Syrian Kurdish officials back long-term US role in Syria

Syrian Kurdish officials on Wednesday voiced support for a long-term US role in Syria once IS has been defeated.

James Denselow

Islamic State - the best of enemies?

Comment: The collapsing 'caliphate' has exposed the significant differences between American and Russian visions for Syria, writes James ...

Proposed Iraq law could legalise child marriage

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Proposed Iraq law could legalise child marriage

Iraq has proposed an amendment to personal status law which could lower the marriage age to nine, prompting an outcry by campaigners regarding ...

Russia posts video-game image as 'proof' US helps IS

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Russia posts video-game image as 'proof' US helps IS

Images posted by Russia's Ministry of Defence which allegedly showed the US aiding the Islamic State militant group in the ...

Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

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Saudi Arabia 'plans official ties with Israel': leaked document

A Lebanese newspaper close to Hizballah says it has obtained a 'secret' Saudi foreign ministry document detailing a roadmap for establishing ...

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