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In the province of Anbar where IS first emerged in Iraq, parliamentary elections next month are an opportunity for the predominantly Sunni residents to settle scores.

Analysis: Washington's goal is the overthrow of the Islamic Republic - but the US is unlikely to find any replacement regime more palatable, writes Stasa Salacanin.

Taliban vows to crush 'US invaders' in fresh offensive

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Taliban vows to crush 'US invaders' in fresh offensive

In what analysts have described as a rejection of calls for peace talks, the Taliban on Wednesday launched their annual spring offensive, vowing to target US forces and allies.

Candidates shell out for coverage as Lebanon <em>elections</em> loom

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Candidates shell out for coverage as Lebanon elections loom

Media outlets are charging parliamentary candidates exorbitant prices for coverage as Lebanon gears up for elections, with some ...

Fears of increasing authoritarianism as <em>elections</em> called in Turkey

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Fears of increasing authoritarianism as elections called in Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's announcement of a snap election is raising concerns that he is trying to increase his own presidential ...

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Sisi rival's campaign aide jailed for 'spreading fake news'

Hisham Geneina has been sentenced to five years behind bars for remarks made about the military regime during the Egyptian presidential campaign.

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Taliban attacks kill 14 troops, police in western Afghanistan

Attacks across Afghanistan claim dozens of lives as the country creeps towards legislative elections in October.

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Erdogan blasts opposition for bolstering new party

Turkey's leader has criticised opposition groups for facilitating the entry of a new political party into the country's snap elections.

Sam Hamad

A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi's pseudo-parliament

Comment: In Egypt's recent election Sisi was simply re-anointed as president without any fuss, but the ghosts of the revolution will persist, ...

Israel will not make it to 100

CJ Werleman

Israel will not make it to 100

Comment: Israel has historically enjoyed the bipartisan support of the US, but sympathies are changing and the era of unconditional political ...

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IS threaten to target upcoming Iraqi elections

IS has threatened to target Iraqi polling stations as parliamentary elections close in.

G7 united against Russia's 'maligned behaviour'

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G7 united against Russia's 'maligned behaviour'

The G7's foreign ministers conference in Canada on Sunday slammed Russia's maligned behaviour across the world, noting its aggression in Syria, ...

IS militants murder three medical workers in Afghanistan

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IS militants murder three medical workers in Afghanistan

The murders took place in the Islamic State group stronghold province of Nangarhar along the Afghan-Pakistan border.

G7 present common front against Russia's 'malign activities'

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G7 present common front against Russia's 'malign activities'

Fears about President Donald Trump's plans for the Iran nuclear deal remained prominent as G7 foreign ministers attempted to show a united front ...

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

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Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 57

Dozens were killed in an IS suicide attack in Kabul, as Afghanistan prepares for legislative elections.

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Erdogan says state of emergency safeguards against terrorism, strikes

The Turkish leader defended the decision to renew the state of emergency for the seventh time, saying it guards against terrorism and prevents worker strikes.

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Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan will lose election

The Republican People's Party, Turkey's main opposition group, garnered only about a quarter of the vote in the 2015 elections.

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Dozens killed in IS suicide attack in Kabul

An IS suicide bomber targeted a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital.

Mohammed Arafat

Cutting salaries is a crime, Gaza PA employees say

Mahmoud Abbas is trying to cultivate a backlash against Hamas, but cutting salaries is making him just as unpopular in Gaza as the Islamist ...

HRW denounces eviction of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Diana Alghoul

HRW denounces eviction of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

In-depth: Syrian refugees are being subjected to institutional violence, fuelled by scapegoating and a sharp rise in xenophobia, a new Human ...

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Gaza protest tents 'move closer to Israel border fence'

Protest organisers are reportedly moving tents gradually towards the border, amid fears of fresh violence on the fourth week of Great Return ...

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Amelia Smith

Liverpool's Mo Salah is being exploited by Sisi's regime

Comment: The Premier League star's charitable efforts are helping fuel a propaganda campaign benefiting a corrupt president, writes Amelia ...

'Women will be heard in Lebanon's politics'

Florence Massena

'Women will be heard in Lebanon's politics'

In-depth: As Lebanon's May 6 election nears, Florence Massena talks to some of the female parliamentary candidates showing the country that ...

Turkey to hold snap <em>elections</em> in June: President Erdogan

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Turkey to hold snap elections in June: President Erdogan

Turkey's President Erdogan has brought forward the election, originally planned for late 2019, to June this year after pressure from political ...

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