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NATO-member Denmark said it will withdraw its special forces from Iraq, who have been taking part in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group.

The Taliban was forced out of the western Afghan city of Farah on Wednesday, after government commandos and US airstrikes forced back the insurgents.

At least ten dead after bomb in Afghan city

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At least ten dead after bomb in Afghan city

At least ten people were killed and scores were injured after an IS-claim bomb attack and gun battle in Jalalabad.

Erdogan in Britain for talks with 'valuable' ally

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Erdogan in Britain for talks with 'valuable' ally

Erdogan described the UK as 'strategic ally' as he arrived in London for talks with Teresa May.

Turkey to 'retaliate' if US halts weapons sales

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Turkey to 'retaliate' if US halts weapons sales

Lawmakers in the US House of Representatives on Friday released details of a $717 billion annual defence policy bill, including a measure to ...

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White House condemns 'heinous' Afghanistan journalist killings

At least nine journalists died in Kabul on Monday, the deadliest attack on Afghan media for 16 years.

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Libya Quartet backs elections this year, offers observers

Libya has been gripped by chaos since a NATO-backed uprising toppled and killed dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, with rival ...

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Afghan forces losing control of the country, report warns

Despite the promising claims of US forces, Afghan forces are rapidly losing control of the country, a new report has claimed.

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UN chief 'outraged' by Afghan attacks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for those responsible for the recent attacks in Afghanistan must be brought to justice.

France's foreign minister meets Sisi in Cairo

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France's foreign minister meets Sisi in Cairo

A French delegation and the Egyptian President agreed that elections should be held in Libya by the end of the year.

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Pompeo makes diplomatic debut in Riyadh as US envoy

Washington's newly appointed secretary of state has landed in Riyadh on a tour of the US' key Middle East allies, after vowing to bring some ...

US senators move to block warplane transfer to Turkey

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US senators move to block warplane transfer to Turkey

A bipartisan group of US senators have moved to block the transfer of F-35 warplanes to Turkey over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "reckless ...

Strongman Haftar returns to Libya after long absence

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Strongman Haftar returns to Libya after long absence

Head of the Libyan National Army Khalifa Haftar returned to Libya after receiving medical treatments abroad, reports confirmed on Thursday.

Pompeo's first senior trip to include Israel, Saudi Arabia

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Pompeo's first senior trip to include Israel, Saudi Arabia

Hours after being sworn in as secretary of state, Washington has announced Mike Pompeo's first diplomatic visit will include 'important allies' ...

Army head Haftar returning to Libya on Thursday: spokesman

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Army head Haftar returning to Libya on Thursday: spokesman

News about the health of the Libyan strongman, who critics say wants to establish a new military dictatorship, has raised questions about a ...

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Iran, trade dominate agenda on Macron's Washington visit

French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to emphasise the importance of the Iran nuclear deal and trade ties with Europe during his meeting with US President Donald Trump.

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Macron arrives in US on nuclear deal rescue mission

The French leader is the first to be afforded a state visit since Donald Trump came to power in January 2017.

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Greece slams Turkish leader's 'unacceptable' soldier swap proposal

Turkey's President Erdogan suggested exchanging two Greek soldiers for eight Turkish servicemen who fled after the 2016 coup attempt.

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Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

Dozens were killed in an IS suicide attack in Kabul, as Afghanistan prepares for legislative elections.

Dozens killed in IS suicide attack in Kabul

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Dozens killed in IS suicide attack in Kabul

An IS suicide bomber targeted a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital.

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East Libya officials 'meet to select Haftar successor'

Senior officials in the self-styled Libyan national army have been holding secret meetings to agree on a successor to their hospitalised leader ...

Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

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Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

Comment: The coalition's attack on Assad's chemical weapons bases demonstrates they have no intention whatsoever of making a meaningful ...

Libya strongman's chief of staff survives assassination attempt

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Libya strongman's chief of staff survives assassination attempt

The attack comes after Haftar, who supports an administration based in the far east of Libya, was in hospital in Paris last week after falling ...

Turkey taking 'huge strides' away from European Union

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Turkey taking 'huge strides' away from European Union

The European Commission said "serious shortcomings" on democracy and the rule of law remained, in its latest report on Ankara's long-stalled bid ...

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