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A US-led coalition airstrike targeting the Islamic State reportedly killed at least one Syrian regime soldier on Thursday.

Comment: The Trump administration's approach is failing. Record numbers of Afghans are dying, and the local government has been losing control of the population, writes Edward Hunt.

Young Palestinian shot at Gaza protest dies from wounds

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Young Palestinian shot at Gaza protest dies from wounds

Mohammed Abu Daqqa was shot by Israeli forces during Gaza border protests and passed away on Wednesday from his wounds.

Syrian regime forces advance in desert region against IS

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Syrian regime forces advance in desert region against IS

Syrian regime forces have advanced against the Islamic State group after a wave of militant attacks in a central desert region.

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

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South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

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Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

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US withdraws from UN rights council 'over anti-Israel bias'

The United States has withdrawn from the UN Human Rights Council, US ambassador Nikki Haley said on Tuesday, branding the global body a ...

Omar Baddar

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

Regime bombardment in Syria’s Daraa claims one victim

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Regime bombardment in Syria’s Daraa claims one victim

Artillery continues to rain down on rebel-held Daraa, as residents fear a large-scale regime bombardment.

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Londoners mark anniversary of Finsbury Park mosque terror attack

Father-of-six Makram Ali was killed when far-right extremist Darren Osbourne ploughed his van into a crowd outside the north London mosque.

Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

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Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

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Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

Netanyahu met with King Abdullah to discuss regional developments as well as "advancing the peace process and bilateral relations."

UN chief warns of risk of war in Gaza

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UN chief warns of risk of war in Gaza

UN Secretary General Guterres warned that Gaza was on the "brink of war".

Palestinian boy shot in Gaza protest dies from wounds

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Palestinian boy shot in Gaza protest dies from wounds

Zakariya Bashbash was shot in the stomach by Israeli troops during Gaza border protests.

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Hashd al-Shaabi fighters killed by 'US airstrike in Syria'

More than 50 fighters allied to the Damascus regime, most of them foreign, were killed in Sunday night's raid on Al-Hari in eastern Syria.

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian protester on Gaza border

Israel troops have shot dead a Palestinian man on the Gaza border with Israel, Palestinian officials have said.

Rami Almeghari

Ammunition into art in Gaza

Feature: A Palestinian craftsman is creating miniature objects from pieces of empty bullet cases and gas canisters shot by Israeli forces at ...

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Iran hangs Sufi over alleged killing of 3 policemen

Rights groups criticised the execution and death penalty, noting Iran's courts declined to hear eyewitnesses that could have exonerated Mohammad ...

Israel bombards Gaza over fire kites, Hamas fires back

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Israel bombards Gaza over fire kites, Hamas fires back

The Israeli military has said its warplanes struck nine Hamas targets in the besieged Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites attacks.

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Syria state media: US-led coalition hit regime position

The US-led coalition targeted regime positions in Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian state news agency.

Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

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Islamic State claims attack on Afghanis celebrating ceasefire

A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd celebrating an unprecedented ceasefire in the war-torn country on Saturday, killing at ...

Haftar forces close to taking final eastern Libya city

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Haftar forces close to taking final eastern Libya city

Forces loyal to Libya's septuagenarian renegade general are close to taking over the eastern city of Derna.

Palestinian youth succumbs to wounds after Israeli gunfire

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Palestinian youth succumbs to wounds after Israeli gunfire

A 21-year-old Palestinian is the latest to victim of harsh Israeli crackdown on the Gaza border, after he succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.

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