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The Iraqi military has deployed reinforcements to the northern city of Kirkuk after the Islamic State group carried out attacks against government forces in recent weeks.

Syrian and Russian aircraft have killed more than 500 residents of the opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta this week, many of them children.

Horrific Egypt bus inferno kills 12 factory workers

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Horrific Egypt bus inferno kills 12 factory workers

At least 12 factory workers in Egypt have died in a roadside inferno, when a fatal crash sparked a blaze on their bus killing many of the passengers.

IS continue their <em>killing</em> rampage in Iraq

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IS continue their killing rampage in Iraq

Two policemen have been killed by IS militants at an oilfield in Iraq, showing the group has still not been vanished from the country.

Suspect in <em>killing</em> of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

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Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Lebanese officials say authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man who is suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found ...

Robin Yassin-Kassab

How Arabs are complicit in massacring Eastern Ghouta's people

Comment: Syria's massacres are not an accident. Local, regional and global powers created the tragedy. And Arab and international public opinion has contributed, through apathy and silence, writes Robin Yassin-Kassab

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Damascus suffers blowback as Assad escalates Eastern Ghouta carnage

As the Syrian government escalates its attacks on opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating with volleys of ...

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Death toll from Somalia car bombs rises to 45

At least 45 people were killed when two car bombs exploded on Friday near the presidential palace and a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu

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At least 23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan

At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan Saturday

Ghouta massacre enters second week, airstrikes claim more lives Ghouta massacre enters second week, airstrikes claim more lives

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Ghouta massacre enters second week, airstrikes claim more lives

Syrian opposition activists are reporting a new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the capital Damascus leaving three people ...

Rouf Dar

Report: Human rights languish in India

Analysis: Modi has drummed up nationalist fervour to divert attention from deteriorating human rights in the country, according to a new Human ...

Lebanese suspect arrested over Filipina maid's freezer death

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Lebanese suspect arrested over Filipina maid's freezer death

One suspect has been arrested over the gruesome death of a Filipina maid in Kuwait, which has escalated a diplomatic rift between the two ...

UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

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UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held enclave, with a death toll exceeding 400 in five days.

UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

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UN pleads for Eastern Ghouta ceasefire to avert 'massacre'

The Syrian regime continues its brutal campaign against the besieged rebel-held Ghouta enclave, with a rising death toll exceeding 400. The UN ...

Calls for protests at Russian embassies over Ghouta bloodshed

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Calls for protests at Russian embassies over Ghouta bloodshed

Syrian Solidarity Campaign is calling on supporters to call Russian diplomatic missions to demand an end to the Eastern Ghouta massacre, as ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's neighbours are obstructing its path to peace

Comment: Regional involvement in Libya's conflict is hindering its efforts towards stability, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria activists urge UK to end Eastern Ghouta massacres

A group of Syria activists in the UK have delivered a letter to Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, demanding action to end the crisis in Eastern ...

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Saudi Arabia criticises Syrian regime's bombardment of Eastern Ghouta

Arab countries have been criticised by Syrians for remaining quiet on the Syrian regime's horrific bombing of Eastern Ghouta that has left more ...

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Syrian regime shelling continues on Eastern Ghouta, 13 killed

Rockets and airstrikes continued to pound the rebel-held enclave in the early hours, bringing the rising death toll to over 335 civilians.

Red Cross demands access to Eastern Ghouta's injured

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Red Cross demands access to Eastern Ghouta's injured

The International Committee of the Red Cross has demanded access to the hundreds injured in days of Syrian regime bombing of Eastern Ghouta.

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Russia denies role in brutal Eastern Ghouta bombardment

Russia has said its aircraft are playing no role in the devastating bombing of Eastern Ghouta, but photos from the besieged territory point to ...

Syrian regime aircraft continue their slaughter in Eastern Ghouta Syrian regime aircraft continue their slaughter in Eastern Ghouta

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Syrian regime aircraft continue their slaughter in Eastern Ghouta

At least 24 people died Wednesday morning in Eastern Ghouta as the Syrian regime and Russia continue to pound the opposition Damascus suburb ...

American gets life without parole for <em>killing</em> Lebanese neighbour

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American gets life without parole for killing Lebanese neighbour

63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbour was sentenced Tuesday to life in ...

Egyptian officials say resumption of Russian flights delayed

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Egyptian officials say resumption of Russian flights delayed

The planned resumption of Russian flights to Egypt over two years after they were banned by Moscow over security concerns has been postponed ...

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