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Syrian state TV reported that anti-aircraft missiles engaged with an 'enemy target' near the Lebanese border, while not specifying who was responsible.

A retired Egyptian actress has sparked intense debate after deciding to ditch the Islamic face-veil and return to acting after a decade-long repentance from the silver screen.

Iraqi nationalist cleric Sadr wins election recount

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Iraqi nationalist cleric Sadr wins election recount

Iraq's electoral said cleric Moqtada Sadr's joint list with communists won Iraq's legislative election in May according to a manual recount.

No need to change Washington's Afghan war plan: military

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No need to change Washington's Afghan war plan: military

The 17-year war in Afghanistan is the US' longest war and appears poised to drag on.

Israel says Assad's army growing beyond pre-civil war size

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Israel says Assad's army growing beyond pre-civil war size

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's comments suggest that Assad's army has recovered from a critical manpower shortage earlier in the ...

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An 'Arab NATO' against Iran: easier said than done

Analysis: The GCC is fractured, Oman has a legacy of neutrality and Qatar is under siege by other Gulf nations. Trump's bid to unite them all against Iran is doomed.

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Iraq: At least one killed as weapons depot explodes

At least one person was killed and 19 injured when ammunition belonging to the Popular Mobilisation Forces militia exploded in the central Iraqi ...

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'They are killing my father': Bahraini activist launches hunger-strike

Ali Mushaima, who has been stripped of his Bahraini citizenship, has launched a hunger strike demanding medical aid for his dying, imprisoned ...

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Iran diplomat granted entry to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has granted a visa to an Iranian diplomat to work in a consular office in Jeddah, state media reported on Sunday.

Osama bin Laden's son marries 9/11 ringleader's daughter

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Osama bin Laden's son marries 9/11 ringleader's daughter

Hamza bin Laden has married the daughter of 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta.

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Suicide attack kills three NATO troops in Afghanistan

The US military has said that three NATO troops have been killed and three injured in a Taliban-claimed suicide attack.

Thousands of Israeli Druze protest Jewish nation law

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Thousands of Israeli Druze protest Jewish nation law

Tens of thousands of Israeli Druze and their supporters rallied in central Tel Aviv Saturday to protest a new law they say makes them ...

Suicide bomb attack on Afghan <em>Shia</em> mosque kills dozens

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Suicide bomb attack on Afghan Shia mosque kills dozens

Police said 25 people were killed and 40 were wounded, Reuters has reported.

Thousands more children flee the fighting in Yemen's Hodeida

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Thousands more children flee the fighting in Yemen's Hodeida

Save the Children estimated that 6,238 people — half of them children — leave Hodeida on average “every single day.”

Israeli military faces Druze uproar over Jewish nation bill

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Israeli military faces Druze uproar over Jewish nation bill

The Druze, who follow an offshoot of Shia Islam, have been fiercely loyal to the state and have risen to high office in the military ...

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IS release video of Tajikistan 'tourist killers' pledging allegiance

The Islamic State group has made further claims about killing of four cyclists in Tajikistan, which Tajik authorities say was carried out by a banned opposition group.

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The Iraq Report: Baghdad covers up abuses against protesters

Our latest round-up of events in Iraq focuses on the repression of activists as protesters find common cause.

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Women, children killed in attack on Afghan passenger bus

A roadside bomb which hit a bus in restive western Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least eight people and wounded around 40, mostly women and ...

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Druze army commander quits over Israel's nation state law

Members of Israel's 130,000-strong Druze community - who serve in the police and military - have been among those strongly denouncing the nation ...

Iraq to try election officials over fraud: judiciary

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Iraq to try election officials over fraud: judiciary

Iraq will put on trial five election officials in connection with fraud, including vote buying, during the country's May legislative elections, ...

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New wave of mass protests sweeps southern Iraq

Protest movements across Iraq's southern provinces have united and vowed to continue until demands to end corruption and other social ills have ...

Iraq's Sistani calls for new government, cites unrest

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Iraq's Sistani calls for new government, cites unrest

Thousands of Iraqis have protested in recent weeks against a lack of government services.

Who's who in Syria?

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Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Netanyahu holds talks with Druze over nation state law

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Netanyahu holds talks with Druze over nation state law

Members of Israel's 130,000-strong Druze community - who serve in the police and military - have been among those strongly denouncing the ...

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