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The drone strike is the latest Israeli 'deterrent' against further incendiary kite and balloon protests, as Israel warns more protesters could be shot dead at the border.

US, Somali and Kenyan forces working to clear a large area of al-Shabaab militants came under deadly attack in southern Somalia on Friday.

Al-Qaeda in royal rumble with 'sinful' Saudi crown prince

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Al-Qaeda in royal rumble with 'sinful' Saudi crown prince

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular has slammed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for hosting a WWE wrestling match in Jeddah.

Al-Qaeda threatens 'sinful reformist' Saudi crown prince

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Al-Qaeda threatens 'sinful reformist' Saudi crown prince

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula have warned Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against reforms, such as allowing women to drive.

Kuwait seeks UN backing for Palestinian protection in Gaza

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Kuwait seeks UN backing for Palestinian protection in Gaza

Kuwait has circulated a UN draft resolution on establishing an international protection mission for Palestinians in Gaza, following repeated ...

Paul Iddon

Could Iran sustain a war against Israel in Syria?

Analysis: Any full-scale Israel-Iran war that begins in Syria will not end there, writes Paul Iddon.

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Taliban retreats from western Afghan city following US-backed counterattack

The Taliban was forced out of the western Afghan city of Farah on Wednesday, after government commandos and US airstrikes forced back the ...

Paul Iddon

April showed Syrian conflict is as dangerous as ever

Analysis: Even though the Syrian conflict is almost a decade old, last month's deadly events prove it is still as devastating and dangerous as ...

Paul Iddon

Would Russia respond to an Iranian-Israeli conflict in Syria?

Analysis: Russia's role in Syria may very well depend on any future confrontation between Israel and Iran, writes Paul Iddon.

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Sam Heller

Can US respond to chemical attacks without risking escalation?

Comment: Crisis Group's Sam Heller lays out the Douma attack's impact and the repercussions of a possible new US-led intervention.

Paul Iddon

Is the Syrian war about to get more complicated?

Analysis: A lack of willingness among major powers to make substantial compromises will likely result in the Syrian war dragging on for years to ...

Explosions in Riyadh as air defences 'intercept Houthi rocket'

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Explosions in Riyadh as air defences 'intercept Houthi rocket'

At least three loud blasts were heard and three clouds of smoke could be seen in Riyadh on Wednesday.

Yemeni rebels 'launch <em>drone</em> attack' against Saudi oil facilities

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Yemeni rebels 'launch drone attack' against Saudi oil facilities

Saudi authorities report their Aramco oil facility is operating "normally and safely" after Yemen's Houthis announce the launch of a ...

US air strike targets al-Shabab leaders in Somalia

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US air strike targets al-Shabab leaders in Somalia

US Africa Command has said that five militants have been killed in an airstrike in central Somalia.

Al-Shabab attack kills dozens of Ugandan troops in Somalia

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Al-Shabab attack kills dozens of Ugandan troops in Somalia

Local sources have said that as many as 46 Ugandan troops were killed in an al-Shabab attack on an African Union base in Somalia.

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Twin car bombings rock restive Somali capital

Two car bombings to hit Mogadishu just several hours apart, claiming at least five lives amid a turbulent week for the Somali capital.

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Scores killed in Mogadishu car bombing

A government spokesman said scores of people were killed in a car bomb attack outside a Mogadishu hotel on Thursday.

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Iran establishes second permanent military base in Syria

A new Iranian base has been established outside Damascus, further cementing Tehran's presence in Syria.

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Death toll from Somalia car bombs rises to 45

At least 45 people were killed when two car bombs exploded on Friday near the presidential palace and a hotel in the Somali capital of Mogadishu

How the Islamic State group revolutionised warfare

Nick Waters

How the Islamic State group revolutionised warfare

Investigation: IS' use of drones - essentially toys armed with bombs - is likely to have profound effects on warfare by both sub-state groups ...

Justin Salhani

La Sposa Yemenita: The expression of women in Yemen

A new graphic novel aims to portray a Yemen beyond al-Qaeda, civil war and child marriage. Justin Salhani met its creator, Laura Silvia ...

'Do not test Israel’s resolve,' Netanyahu warns Iran

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'Do not test Israel’s resolve,' Netanyahu warns Iran

Tensions between the two countries have been building in recent months, with Israel fearing that Iran is trying to establish a permanent ...

<em>Drone</em> strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen

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Drone strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen

A US drone strike has killed two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen, a security official said.

UN envoy: Syria situation at 'most worrying' point

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UN envoy: Syria situation at 'most worrying' point

Staffan de Mistura called for immediate de-escalation of fighting in Syria, as the US and Iran exchanged accusations of blame for the escalating ...

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