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Traders are back in the marketplace, and the children are going to school, but for how long?

The PMF was instrumental in fighting the Islamic State group, but the Shia militia appears now to be fighting a sectarian insurgency for demographic change in eastern Iraq.

Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell

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Eight Afghan children killed playing with unexploded mortar shell

Eight children, including four siblings, were killed in Afghanistan after a mortar shell they were playing with exploded, relatives said on Saturday.

Afghan journalists reporting war dying in record numbers

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Afghan journalists reporting war dying in record numbers

The record number of journalists dying in Afghanistan is making media outlets question whether going out to cover a dangerous scene is really ...

Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

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Iran praises Iraq's 'pro-Tehran' parliament selection

The selection of a parliamentary speaker and first deputy could end gridlock over the formation of a new government in Iraq.

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Afghan conflict 'could be deadlier than Syria' in 2018

The Afghan war is on track to inflict more than 20,000 battle deaths in 2018, including civilians and combatants, analysts said.

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while ...

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Saddam Hussein football chant sparks Algeria-Iraq diplomatic crisis

Algerian football fans have sparked a minor diplomatic crisis with Iraq after the terraces erupted with chants praising former leader Saddam ...

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US threatens ICC over Afghanistan war crimes probe

Trump's National Security adviser John Bolton is taking an aggressive approach to the Hague court over its plans to prosecute Americans who ...

The lost city of Londonistan

Khaled Diab

The lost city of Londonistan

Comment: Despite reports that London has fallen prey to Islamic conquest, the city of my youth has morphed into an enviably cosmopolitan ...

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IS leader in Afghanistan killed by US-led coalition strikes

Saad Arhabi died in a joint operation with coalition forces late Saturday in the group's eastern stronghold in Nangarhar province near the ...

Veteran <em>US</em> Senator John McCain loses battle with cancer

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Veteran US Senator John McCain loses battle with cancer

Controversial US politician John McCain, loved and loathed by both left and right, has passed away after a battle with brain cancer.

Suicide bomber targets protest camp in eastern Afghanistan

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Suicide bomber targets protest camp in eastern Afghanistan

At least three people have been killed after a militant detonated a bomb vest in eastern Afghanistan.

Mosul church bells ring again after IS

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Mosul church bells ring again after IS

After years of ruin since the Islamic State group's takeover of Mosul, a church that was severely damaged is once again ringing its bells ...

<em>US</em> declines invitation to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan

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US declines invitation to Russia-led talks on Afghanistan

Russia said that the Taliban will be joining the Sept. 4 talks in Moscow, along with representatives of several neighbouring countries.

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US, UK, France to 'act against Assad chemical attacks'

The US, Britain and France say they will take action against the brutal Assad regime's chemical weapons attacks.

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Taliban will attend Afghan talks in Russia

In one of the Taliban's biggest diplomatic forays, the group have accepted an invitation for Afghan talks in Russia next month.

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Hours-long battle ends in Kabul after militants killed

The Islamic State group showered rockets into Kabul's diplomatic quarter during Eid al-Adha festivities, sparking clashes close to where ...

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Afghanistan awaiting Taliban response to truce offer

The Taliban is yet to respond to a truce offer proposed by the Afghan government on Sunday, after an extraordinarily violent week in the ...

Three killed in blast on Baghdad's Sadr district

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Three killed in blast on Baghdad's Sadr district

A woman and a child were among three people killed in an blast that struck the Shia bastion of Sadr City in the Iraqi capital on Tuesday, ...

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British Museum to return looted Iraq antiquities

The British Museum has announced it is returning to Iraq a collection of 5,000-year-old looted antiquities seized from a London dealer shortly ...

<em>US</em>, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

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US, Turkey meet on detained American pastor, sanctions

Senior US and Turkish officials have held talks in Washington aimed at ending a sharp rift between the NATO allies over the detention ...

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Derek Davison

While Iran braces for sanctions, what comes next?

Comment: Should sanctions cause Iran's leadership to collapse, a military dictatorship controlled by former elements of the IRGC could emerge, ...

Turkish delegation to head to <em>US</em> to defuse crisis

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Turkish delegation to head to US to defuse crisis

A Turkish delegation will head to Washington in the coming days to de-escalate tensions between the NATO allies in order to revive the ...

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