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The Libyan capital's only working international airport remained closed to flights on Tuesday, the airport said, a day after fighting killed at least 20 people and damaged several planes.

A US plan to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and “add flames of fire” in the war-torn country, Iran has said.

Russian flag carrier resuming flights to Egypt in February

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Russian flag carrier resuming flights to Egypt in February

Russia's flag carrier Aeroflot can start flying again from Moscow to Cairo from the end of February, Chief Executive Officer of the Russian flag carrier Vitaly Savelyev told reporters Tuesday.

Pakistan clerics issue Muslim fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

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Pakistan clerics issue Muslim fatwa forbidding suicide bombings

In Pakistan's latest move to crackdown on extremism, thousands of clerics have come together and issued a ruling on suicide bombings as ...

Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

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Minorities in north Iraq rebuild their lives after IS

Places of worship, such as those of Christians, Yazidis and other minorities, were targeted by IS, and many fled their homes during the three ...

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Saudi Arabia casts shadow over US role in Yemen

Analysis: As the US pressures Saudi Arabia over its involvement in the Yemen crisis, Washington's own subtle involvement in the war may fall by the wayside, notes Austin Bodetti.

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Iraqi militias and PM Abadi to contest election separately

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said the controversial Hashd al-Shaabi militia force will stand separately in next May's planned ...

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Erdogan threatens to derail US-backed border force in Syria

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border ...

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India must not forget its historic support for Palestine

Comment: India has traditionally been an ardent advocate of Palestinian rights. It must not allow closer ties with Israel to endanger this, ...

Damascus says US-backed Syria 'border force' would be 'traitors'

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Damascus says US-backed Syria 'border force' would be 'traitors'

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border ...

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German defence minister warns against IS 'safe havens'

Germany's defence minister, currently visiting German troops in Jordan, has said that despite recent military defeats of IS, the threat from the ...

Syrians start strike action against Kurdish forces after killing

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Syrians start strike action against Kurdish forces after killing

A general strike has started in the Syrian city of Manbij, protesting the death of two men while in custody by Kurdish forces.

Twin suicide bombing kills dozens in Baghdad

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Twin suicide bombing kills dozens in Baghdad

Iraq's capital has witnessed its second militant attacks in three days, after two suspected IS suicide bombers killed more than 31 people in ...

US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

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US-led coalition to build 30,000-strong border force in Syria

The US-led coalition will create a force of tens of thousands on Turkey's border, saying the focus of the coalition has shifted towards border ...

War appears imminent as Erdogan threatens Syrian-Kurdish held Afrin

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War appears imminent as Erdogan threatens Syrian-Kurdish held Afrin

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly said that Syria's Afrin should be cleared of Kurdish fighters.

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Saudi Arabia interior minister in two-day visit to Oman

A sign of improving ties between Oman and Saudi Arabia was witnessed on Sunday, as Riyadh's Interior Minister Prince Abdulaziz arrived in the sultanate for a two day visit.

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Jordanian army delivers aid to Syrian refugees in Rukban

Jordan sealed its border with Syria in 2016, after an Islamic State group militant attack on Jordanian border guards left ...

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Iraq's PM Abadi to run against Maliki in election

Iraq’s prime minister says he will lead a 'cross-sectarian' list in national elections proposed for May, hoping to build off last year's victory ...

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German defense minister visits troops at Jordan base

Ursula van der Leyen said that Germany will continue the fight against IS will continue, as the minister visited German troops at a base close ...

Gunmen kill Coptic Christian in Egypt's northern Sinai

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Gunmen kill Coptic Christian in Egypt's northern Sinai

IS militants have killed more than 100 Coptic Christians in a series of deadly bombings and shootings since December 2016.

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Iraq suicide bombing kills eight at Baghdad security checkpoint

A suicide bomber targeting a security checkpoint in northern Baghdad has killed eight and wounded at least 10 others, including police officers ...

Baghdad suicide bombing kills at least three

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Baghdad suicide bombing kills at least three

A suicide bomb attack near a security checkpoint in the Iraqi capital killed at least three people on Saturday, a police officer said.

Erdogan says Turkish army will crush Kurds in Syria

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Erdogan says Turkish army will crush Kurds in Syria

A Turkish military incursion into northern Syria will see Ankara crush Kurdish militias, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said.

Hamas pulls out of Palestinian meeting over Jerusalem

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Hamas pulls out of Palestinian meeting over Jerusalem

Gaza-based Islamist movement Hamas said it would not participate in a meeting of Palestinian leaders to debate responses to the controversial US ...

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