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Saudi-led airstrikes killed 28 Houthi rebels around Yemen's west coast, medics and security sources close to the insurgents said on Friday, as government forces reported deadly clashes in the south.

Analysis: Putin's deal with Sisi allows Moscow to project power over the region, while bolstering Cairo's international aspirations, writes Paul Iddon.

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Sam Hamad

Comrade Corbyn supports Russian imperialism in Syria

Comment: Corbyn's criticism of UK support for the Free Syrian Police, coupled with his support for Russian intervention, means he is on the wrong side of history, writes Sam Hamad.

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Reza Marashi

Nikki Haley is not good at foreign policy

Comment: In a shameful performance at the UN, Nikki Haley cherry-picked her intelligence in a fashion eerily reminiscent of the 2002-2003 push ...

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

Mona Alami

Hizballah's new alliances on show in calculated media stunt

Comment: PMF militia commander Khazaali's visit to Lebanon was an astute bit of publicity on the part of Hizballah, writes Mona Alami.

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Reconstruction starts at Iraq's biggest oil refinery

The aim is to complete work early next year on one of the units that will produce 70,000 barrels per day at the Baiji complex which is currently shut.

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Human rights groups condemn Iraq's mass executions

Iraq hanged 38 people accused of belonging to militant groups as international rights groups voice concerns about use of the death penalty in ...

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Russia set to resume flights to Egypt

Over two years since the Metrojet Flight 9268 bombing that killed all 224 passengers on board, Egyptian and Russian ministers will agree to ...

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Lebanon-Syria border crossing to reopen after five years

The al-Qaa border crossing between Lebanon and Syria is set to reopen after five years, in another sign of the Syrian regime's increasing ...

Israel closes Gaza border crossings as strikes intensify

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Israel closes Gaza border crossings as strikes intensify

Israel closed its Gaza border crossings on Thursday after a week of intense rocket fire by Palestinian militants sparked by US President Donald ...

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Suicide bomber attacks Mogadishu police academy

At least 15 police officers were killed and 17 injured on Thursday in the latest attack to rock the Somali capital, claimed by al-Shabaab ...

Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

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Saudis, Emiratis pledge €130 million for Sahel 'anti-terror force'

Saudi Arabia has pledged 100 million euros for the G5 Sahel force, a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa

Paris <em>attacks</em> suspect's lawyer asks to postpone Belgian trial

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Paris attacks suspect's lawyer asks to postpone Belgian trial

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam's lawyer asked for his client's trial in Belgium to be postponed.

The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

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The Iraq Report: ‘Victory’ over IS

This week in Iraq: Was Abadi's declaration of victory just a political stunt?

Abu Dhabi: A tale of two emirates

Joe Odell

Abu Dhabi: A tale of two emirates

Comment: The recent soft power push has far more to do with strategic military interests, weapons contracts and the steady flow of oil, than ...

Barak Barfi

After Saleh, the outlook in Yemen remains bleak

Comment: If Yemen is to set itself on its feet again, its leader must address long-festering issues they have conveniently skirted in favour of placating patrons, writes Barak Barfi.

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South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

Fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan left more than 170 dead in the past week alone, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.

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Amnesty slams Iran death sentence for academic

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that Iran's courts had 'run roughshod over the rule of law' by upholding the death sentence of an academic ...

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Israeli extremist jailed for arson at Jesus 'miracle' church

An Israeli man has been jailed for setting fire to a church which Christians believe is the location of one of Jesus' most well-known miracles.

Trump could allow Assad to stay on as president

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Trump could allow Assad to stay on as president

Washington's Syria policy could be about to take a dramatic u-turn, after media reports suggest that Trump might allow Assad to stay on as ...

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Sisi's prisons 'breeding ground' for radicalisation: former prisoner

Rights groups estimate political prisoners in Egypt to be around a staggering 60,000. The injustice in Egypt's prisons has left many seeking ...

IS 'seeking shelter' in Afghanistan after Middle East losses

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IS 'seeking shelter' in Afghanistan after Middle East losses

Afghanistan's military said it plans to launch a major operation to stop IS making inroads into the country's northern provinces, officials said ...

New York explosion was ‘attempted terrorist attack’

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New York explosion was ‘attempted terrorist attack’

A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his body set off a crude explosive device at a subway close to Times Square on Monday, injuring himself and ...

EU condemns anti-Semitic <em>attacks</em> after Swedish synagogue is firebombed

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EU condemns anti-Semitic attacks after Swedish synagogue is firebombed

European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini has denounced recent anti-Semitic attacks on the continent as she met Israeli Prime ...

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