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Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the wrong side of history, writes Sam Hamad.

The aim is to complete work early next year on one of the units that will produce 70,000 barrels per day at the Baiji complex which is currently shut.

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 declaring victory over jihadists.

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

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After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

Comment: If Yemen is to set itself on its feet again, its leader must address long-festering issues they have conveniently skirted in favour of ...

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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Lafarge ex-CEO quizzed over financing extremists in Syria

Former Lafarge CEO Bruno Lafont was questioned on Wednesday over allegations that the French cement-maker indirectly financed extremists, including Islamic State, in Syria.

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Saleh killed: Timeline of three years of Yemen conflict

Three years after Houthi rebels captured the Yemeni capital Sanaa with the help of forces loyal to ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Houthi ...

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Worshippers pack Egyptian mosque week after massacre

Dozens of Muslims, including religious and army leaders, packed an Egyptian mosque for Friday prayers a week after jihadist gunmen massacred ...

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HRW condemns 'Haftar-linked summary executions' in eastern Libya

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday condemned a series of summary executions of dozens of people in areas of eastern Libya under the control of ...

Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

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Russian strikes kill 53 civilians in Syria's Deir az-Zour

At least 53 civilians, including 21 children, died on Sunday when Russian air strikes hit residential buildings in a village held by Islamic ...

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US to stop arms supplies to Syria Kurds: Turkey

The US will no longer supply arms to Syrian Kurdish militias, President Donald Trump told Ankara on Friday, Turkey’s Foreign minister Mevlut ...

Suicide car bomb kills 21 north of Baghdad Suicide car bomb kills 21 north of Baghdad

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Suicide car bomb kills 21 north of Baghdad

At least 21 people were killed and dozens more injured after a suicide car exploded in the middle of a fruit and vegetable market in Tuz ...

Dozens killed in suicide bombing at Nigeria mosque

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Dozens killed in suicide bombing at Nigeria mosque

At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in northeast Nigeria, in an attack blamed on Boko ...

Iraq to send foreign <em>jihadists</em>' families to home countries

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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 ...

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".

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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 Middle East on Tuesday were stills from a video game.

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Mass graves holding '400 IS victims' found in Iraq

A string of grisly discoveries were made at a military base near the Islamic State group's former bastion of Hawija in northern Iraq, reports ...

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IS has cost Iraq 'more than $100 billion': Abadi

The battle to defeat the Islamic State group has cost Iraq more than $100 billion in damages, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday.

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Iraq forces launch assault on 'final IS-held pocket'

Iraqi national armed forces have advanced on al-Rumana, days after liberating al-Qaim from Islamic State militants in a lightning offensive.

Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin

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Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed there was "no military solution" for the war in Syria, in a joint statement, ...

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Syria: IS launch fierce counter-attack to recapture Albu Kamal

Islamic State fighters have launched a blistering counter-attack on Albu Kamal in eastern Syria in a desperate attempt to claw back territory in ...

Syrian regime, allies recapture last IS stronghold Syrian regime, allies recapture last IS stronghold

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Syrian regime, allies recapture last IS stronghold

Syrian regime forces and allied militias recaptured the last major Islamic State-held town in Syria on Wednesday, having launched an operation ...

IS car bombing kills displaced Syrians in Deir az-Zour

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IS car bombing kills displaced Syrians in Deir az-Zour

A car bomb attack by Islamic State militants has killed dozens of displaced people who had fled fighting in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, a ...

Stadiums open to Saudi women for first time

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Stadiums open to Saudi women for first time

The ultra-conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced plans to open sports stadium to women for the first time, in the latest reform push.

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