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Yemen's Houthis have announced that their political leader was killed in a Saudi coalition airstrike last Thursday.

The murders took place in the Islamic State group stronghold province of Nangarhar along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

Saudi airstrikes 'kill scores' at Yemeni wedding

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Saudi airstrikes 'kill scores' at Yemeni wedding

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes targeting a Yemeni wedding celebration near the Saudi border, which killed at least 50, including the bride.

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

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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.

Mona Alami

A problematic PMU in Iraq

Comment: The consolidation of the PMU into one homogenous a group is a complicated task for the Iraqi government, writes Mona Alami.

Usman Butt

Iranian metaphysicals: Explorations in science, Islam, and the uncanny

Book review: Doostdar explores Iran's new spiritual environment, and the widely held assumptions about rationality, and the relationship between ...

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Yemeni officials: two al-Qaeda fighters killed in south region

Yemeni tribal leaders say security forces have killed two suspected al-Qaeda operatives in the country’s southern province of Abyan.

115 <em>Shia</em> protesters arrested in Nigerian capital: police

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115 Shia protesters arrested in Nigerian capital: police

Supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky, head of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) clashed with police in Abuja during a march demanding his ...

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Lieberman says Russia cannot 'limit' Israeli actions in Syria

Israel's defence minister says his country will maintain 'total freedom of action' in Syria in response to a question on Russian criticism.

Iraq executes 11 convicted of 'terrorism': ministry

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Iraq executes 11 convicted of 'terrorism': ministry

Iraq has executed 13 people including 11 convicted on charges relating to "terrorism", the justice ministry said on Monday, as the country ...

US flags burned as Iraqis protest Syria strikes

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US flags burned as Iraqis protest Syria strikes

Iraqi supporters of Moqtada Sadr and militias held a demonstration against US strikes on Syria.

Explosions 'rock Iran weapons stores' in Syria

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Explosions 'rock Iran weapons stores' in Syria

Explosions have reportedly rocked areas near Syrian military bases where pro-regime Iranian fighters and allied Shia militias have been ...

Iraq election campaigning begins amid controversy

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Iraq election campaigning begins amid controversy

Some candidates were embroiled in controversy after aides pulled down pictures of fighters killed in combat with the Islamic State and replaced ...

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Iraq politicians start campaigning ahead of parliamentary election

Iraqi politicians have begun campaigning in earnest for a seat in parliament well in advance of the official campaign period in the first polls since the defeat of IS.

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Israel 'could go to war with Russia' over Syria

A former head of Israel's intelligence agency has warned that the chances that war could break out between Israel and Russia have increased as ...

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Bombing at funeral for Iraqi anti-IS fighters kills dozens

At least 25 people were killed and 18 injured in Thursday's bomb attack on funerals for Iraqi fighters killed by extremists, according to a new ...

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Dozens killed as bomb hits anti-IS fighters' funeral

The Islamic State group have claimed responsibility for another deadly attack in northern Iraq, targeting a funeral for Shia ...

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Henri Mamarbachi

Investment alone won't rescue Lebanon's broken economy

Comment: No amount of foreign investment will root out the inefficiency, opacity and corruption of the public sector, writes Henri Mamarbachi.

Stasa Salacanin

The Islamic State group is not finished – yet

Analysis: The 'caliphate' may be destroyed, but that doesn't mean IS has vanished. Many predict the organisation will regroup and strike again. ...

Israel will 'disappear' Assad if Iran retaliates to attack

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Israel will 'disappear' Assad if Iran retaliates to attack

Tel Aviv will wipe out the Syrian leader and his regime if Iran acts on threats of retaliating against a recent suspected Israeli airstrike in ...

Iraq hosts first international tie since FIFA ban lifted

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Iraq hosts first international tie since FIFA ban lifted

The first international club tie hosted in Iraq in over two decades ended in a 1-1 draw on Tuesday in the city of Karbala.

Iran: Fighters killed in Syria strike 'won't go unanswered'

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Iran: Fighters killed in Syria strike 'won't go unanswered'

Seven Iranian soldiers were killed in an air strike in Syria's Homs province on Monday, an attack blamed on Tehran's arch enemy Israel.

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