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Comment: Linking the Rabaa sign to extremism is a cheap take that is devoid of context and understanding, writes Sam Hamad.

The last major redoubt held by Assad's opponents in Idlib may become the site for the fiercest fighting and devastation in the Syrian conflict to date, writes Paul Iddon.

Russia says drone attacks on Syria base have increased

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Russia says drone attacks on Syria base have increased

The Hemeimim base in the province of Latakia serves as the main hub for Russian operations in Syria.

Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

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Rights groups condemn Kabul school blast as outrage grows

Leading rights group called on world powers to stop returning refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, where violence has spiked in the past week.

Congress, White House reaching breaking point on Yemen?

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Congress, White House reaching breaking point on Yemen?

Comment: Tension is escalating between Congress and the administration concerning US support for coalition war crimes in Yemen, writes Eric ...

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IS attack on Syrian regime airbase kills 7 soldiers

At least seven soldiers were killed when the Islamic State group attacked an army position near the eastern city of Deir az-Zour, as the group's guerrilla attacks persist.

Sam Hamad

'Arab NATO would be a disaster for democracy

Comment: An 'Arab NATO' would represent the final nail in the coffin for the region's wave of Arab revolutions, writes Sam Hamad.

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Saudi forces arrest armed 'extremist' after gunfight

The incident comes as the kingdom prepares to host the annual hajj pilgrimage from 19-24 August.

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At least 25 killed in Kabul suicide attack: officials

Afghan officials said dozens of people were killed when a suicide bomber on foot detonated an explosive device in a minority Shia area of ...

Israel detains Palestinians during ongoing <em>attack</em> on occupied Ramallah

Diana Alghoul

Israel detains Palestinians during ongoing attack on occupied Ramallah

Israel abducted a Palestinian journalist, along with fourteen other Palestinians, during pre-dawn raids on the occupied city of Ramallah.

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46 dead after Taliban attacks second Afghan base

After a devastating attack on Ghazni last week, the Taliban attacked two checkpoints in Baghlan, northern Afghanistan, killing at least ...

Syria says deal struck with Jordan to return refugees

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Syria says deal struck with Jordan to return refugees

Syrian media have reported that Damascus and Amman have struck a deal to return refugees back home to Syria.

Israel to illegally confiscate land from Palestinian villager

Diana Alghoul

Israel to illegally confiscate land from Palestinian villager

Israeli forces have started to level land in the Palestinian village of Einabous, south of Nablus, to expand settlements considered illegal ...

UK government to meet after 'terrorist <em>attack</em>' in London

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UK government to meet after 'terrorist attack' in London

The UK government is holding an emergency meeting after Tuesday's car ramming was described as a terrorist incident.

Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

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Turkey to 'boycott' US electronics, says Erdogan

The Turkish president told supporters they could turn to Samsungs, rather than iPhones, and other goods made by non-US firms.

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14 Afghan soldiers killed after Taliban overrun northern base

The capture of the Chenaya base in Faryab comes days after the insurgents launched a brazen assault on Ghazni just two hours from Kabul.

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US-made bomb 'discovered at Yemen school bus bomb site'

Remnants of US-made bomb were reportedly found at the site of the Saudi strike on a Yemeni school bus in Saada confirmed to have killed 51 ...

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40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: Red Cross

A new casualty toll announced by the International Committee of the Red Cross said forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led ...

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UK: Man detained after crashing car into Parliament barriers

A male driver was detained after he crashed his car into the UK Parliament in London on Tuesday morning.

US seeking to stab Turkey 'in the back': Erdogan

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US seeking to stab Turkey 'in the back': Erdogan

The US is seeking to stab its NATO ally in the back, according to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Over 100 security forces killed in Afghanistan's embattled city

Over 100 security forces have been killed as Ghazni enters its fourth day in its fight against Taliban insurgents, while the government ...

Militants responsible for Jordan <em>attack</em> 'share IS ideology'

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Militants responsible for Jordan attack 'share IS ideology'

Jordan's interior minister said that those responsible for the latest attacks on police officers supported the extremist Islamic State group.

Afghan special forces sent to fight off Taliban

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Afghan special forces sent to fight off Taliban

Afghan special forces have entered the embattled Ghazni overnight to fight off Taliban insurgents, while the government maintains that the city ...

Turkey says it has economic plan to rescue lira

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Turkey says it has economic plan to rescue lira

A plunging lira has seen economic worries in Turkey. Ankara thinks it has a plan to solve the crisis.

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