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Reinforcements roll into Yemen's Hodeidah as the army and its regional allies set their sights on the city's port, held by the Houthis.

A US-led coalition airstrike targeting the Islamic State reportedly killed at least one Syrian regime soldier on Thursday.

Sudan 'blocks' UN access in Darfur fighting areas

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Sudan 'blocks' UN access in Darfur fighting areas

Rights groups say government forces have repeatedly attacked civilians while fighting rebel groups in Darfur's Jebel Marra mountains.

UAE-backed forces enter Yemen's Hodeida

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UAE-backed forces enter Yemen's Hodeida

Pro-government reinforcements have entered Yemen's Hodeida ahead of a major offensive planned to retake the port city from the Houthi rebels.

Kushner, Trump envoy visit Saudi Arabia's crown prince

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Kushner, Trump envoy visit Saudi Arabia's crown prince

Trump adviser Jared Kushner and US envoy Jason Greenblatt met with the Saudi crown prince to discuss the stalled Palestinian-Israeli peace ...

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Haftar forces announce capture of two oil exports

Haftar announced a new offensive to "crush the enemy" moments before forces declared two key oil export terminals recaptured.

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Thousands of Syrians flee as regime shells ceasefire area

Syrian civilians are fleeing in their thousands, as the regime shells the country's south, in anticipation of a fresh assault on opposition ...

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Houthis vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

Yemen's Houthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards ...

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Syrian regime forces advance in desert region against IS

Syrian regime forces have advanced against the Islamic State group after a wave of militant attacks in a central desert region.

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

David Isenberg

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

Comment: The UAE is relying on mercenaries to do its dirty work in Yemen and beyond, writes David Isenberg.

John J Stremlau

South Africa's president Ramaphosa can help resolve Gaza crisis

Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, writes John J Stremlau.

Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

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Damascus committed 'barbaric' crimes against humanity in Ghouta: UN

The five-year siege of Eastern Ghouta saw civilians indiscriminately attacked and systematically denied food and medicine.

Iraqi police clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad

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Iraqi police clash with pro-Iran militia in Baghdad

Iraqi police and a pro-Iran militia have clashed in the capital Baghdad, as tensions between state security forces and irregulars rise.

Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

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Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

Feature: Amina, a Syrian refugee living in Beirut fled her war-torn home to keep her children safe, but life has not been easy since. Nicholas ...

Afghan ceasefire ends, as Taliban capture <em>army</em> base

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Afghan ceasefire ends, as Taliban capture army base

Taliban militants launched a major attack on an army base in Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, ending a ceasefire for the Eid holidays.

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Israel launches airstrikes on Hamas positions in Gaza

The airstrikes targeted a Hamas base in southern Gaza in response to incendiary kites and balloons launched into Israel.

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Syrian rebels vow 'volcanoes of fire' if Assad attacks

Syrian regime forces have been massing troops ahead of a possible attack on Daraa province and the nearby Quneitra region that border Jordan and ...

Omar Baddar

Israel openly promotes Islamic State ideology

Comment: Preaching sectarianism is just one of many ways Israel is changing the way it does PR in the Trump era, writes Omar Baddar.

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Regime bombardment in Syria’s Daraa claims one victim

Artillery continues to rain down on rebel-held Daraa, as residents fear a large-scale regime bombardment.

Pro-government forces enter Yemen's Hodeida airport

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Pro-government forces enter Yemen's Hodeida airport

Taking control of the Hodeida airport would mark a military victory for the Saudi-led coalition, but rights groups warn the offensive risks ...

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One person displaced every two seconds: UN

Syria's seven-year conflict has pushed more than 6.3 million people out of the country, the UN said, with Turkey hosting by far the largest ...

Philippines airstrikes kill five IS-linked militants near Marawi

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Philippines airstrikes kill five IS-linked militants near Marawi

Military airstrikes and ground assaults have left five militants dead near a city seized by extremists last year.

Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

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Syria strike blamed on Israel kills 22 Iraqi fighters

An attack on Syrian regime forces on Monday killed 22 Iraqi militia forces.

Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

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Turkish troops patrol Syria's Manbij as Kurds withdraw

Turkey's military has begun patrolling the Manbij area as Kurdish militias withdraw, in line with the "roadmap" agreement reached with the US ...

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