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Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem has told the UN General Assembly that victory for Bashar al-Assad's side is within reach.

President Massoud Barzani has cancelled a crucial press conference, as tensions over a vote on Kurdish independence heighten.

Iran ignores US warning and test-fires new missile Iran ignores US warning and test-fires new missile

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Iran ignores US warning and test-fires new missile

Iran said on Saturday it launched a recently unveiled medium-range missile, despite continued threats from US President Donald Trump that Washington might tear up a nuclear agreement with Tehran.

Kuwait to host Iraq reconstruction conference in 2018

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Kuwait to host Iraq reconstruction conference in 2018

Kuwait will hold a conference on reconstructing war-torn Iraq early next year, the US presidential envoy to the international coalition fighting ...

Deir az-Zour slowly comes to life after IS siege

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Deir az-Zour slowly comes to life after IS siege

Traffic is still rare in Syria's Deir az-Zour due to a fuel shortage, but life has slowly returned to its markets since regime forces broke a ...

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Kurds push ahead with independence vote despite regional concerns

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani on Friday insisted that a 25 September independence referendum will still go ahead, despite regional condemnation of the historic vote.

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Saudi school textbook withdrawn over Yoda image error

Saudi authorities this week withdrew high school textbooks containing a manipulated image of a former Saudi King alongside "Star Wars" film ...

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Tunisia to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has committed to banning forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North ...

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Houthi dispute is 'not political', Hadi tells UN

A three-year dispute with Yemen's Houthi rebels that has plunged the country into an all-out war is "not political", President Abedrabbo Mansour ...

US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

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US-made bomb killed Yemen civilians in Saudi-led airstrike: Amnesty

A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Sanaa last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 others - including five-year-old ...

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Rohingya refugee camps on brink of a 'health disaster'

Bangladesh's refugee camps are on the brink of a "public health disaster," Doctors Without Borders has warned, saying filthy water and faeces ...

Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

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Thousands mark three years since Houthi takeover of Sanaa

Yemen's Houthi rebels and their supporters gathered in the capital's most iconic square on Thursday, to mark the third anniversary since a ...

Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

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Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities on Friday, despite criticism from the United States and ...

Satellite images reveal mass destruction of Rohingya villages

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Satellite images reveal mass destruction of Rohingya villages

New satellite imagery from Myanmar shows the destruction of 214 Rohingya villages, providing compelling evidence of the military's campaign of ...

<em>UN</em> sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

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UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

The UN Security Council has agreed to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State in ...

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Twenty-four years on, the Oslo peace accords are nowhere

Comment: The signing of the Oslo accords in 1993 seemed to mark an historic moment in the Arab-Israeli peace process. But twenty-four years on, little has changed, writes Rami Almeghari.

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Libya militia seeks legitimacy with GNA 'migrant deal'

A powerful militia known for human trafficking is seeking legitimacy from the Tripoli government in exchange for preventing migrant boats from ...

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Turkey, Iran, Iraq threaten 'counter-measures' against Kurd referendum

Turkey, Iran and Iraq on Thursday warned of "counter-measures" if Iraq's Kurdistan region goes ahead with a planned referendum on independence.

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Mob attack hampers urgently-needed Rohingya aid

A 300-strong Buddhist mob in Rakhine's state capital Sittwe forced the ICRC to unload aid from a boat and prevented the vessel from leaving, ...

Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

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Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees stranded in no-man's land crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday killing nine people, ...

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Abbas seeks alternatives if two-state solution remains under threat

Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas declared he would "look for alternatives" if the ...

Iran, US diplomats meet as Trump weighs nuclear deal

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Iran, US diplomats meet as Trump weighs nuclear deal

Senior Iranian and US officials met each other for the first time on Wednesday as envoys race to save the nuclear deal from a skeptical Donald ...

Erdogan, Putin to discuss Syria plan next week

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Erdogan, Putin to discuss Syria plan next week

Russia and Turkey's presidents are set to meet in Ankara next week to discuss a plan to reduce violence in Syria's northwestern Idlib province.

Lebanon angered by Trump's <em>UN</em> comments on resettling refugees

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Lebanon angered by Trump's UN comments on resettling refugees

US President Trump's suggestion that refugees should be resettled closer to home instead of the United States has angered many in Lebanon, a ...

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