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South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-rival Riek Machar will meet in Khartoum for their second round of talks in almost two years.

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

Thousands of Syrians flee as regime shells ceasefire area

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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 Daraa.

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.

The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

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The Iraq Report: Sadr and Iran kiss-and-make-up

Our weekly spotlight on events in Iraq takes in the aftermath of the election

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Syria's Sweida shelled for first time in three years

The regime has been sending reinforcements to the largely Druze region for weeks as it increasingly focuses on southern Syria.

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IS stage mass kidnappings, executions during Iraq resurgence

IS take advantage of weak security in Mosul, waging three days of attacks including mass kidnappings, executions and bombings that have ...

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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.

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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 ...

US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime positions in eastern Syria

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US-led coalition denies bombing pro-regime positions in eastern Syria

Nearly 40 foreign fighters allied to Syria's regime were killed in the overnight bombing in Al-Hari in Syria's eastern Deir az-Zour province, ...

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Lebanon FM 'endangering lives of anti-Assad Syria refugees'

Lebanon is ignoring the safety of thousands of Syrian refugees in the country who are opponents of the Assad regime, as it increases pressure ...

Libya oil chief calls for <em>militias</em> to withdraw

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Libya oil chief calls for militias to withdraw

The head of Libya's state oil company on Saturday called on militias who have launched an offensive in the country's 'oil crescent' ...

French special forces 'working with UAE' in Yemen

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French special forces 'working with UAE' in Yemen

French crack troops are reportedly working with the UAE in its controversial military campaign in Yemen, according to daily Le Figaro.

Yemen's Houthi rebels deny Saudi claims of airport control

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Yemen's Houthi rebels deny Saudi claims of airport control

The Saudi-led coalition reported on Saturday they had captured Hodeida airport - a claim quickly denied by Houthi rebels.

Haftar's jets strike rival militia targeting Libya oil terminals

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Haftar's jets strike rival militia targeting Libya oil terminals

The attack on the oil facilities comes after feuding Libyan leaders, including Haftar, agreed to try to hold elections this December in line ...

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Key Libya oil port closes following fresh militia clashes

A Libyan oil port has been forced to halt exports, following clashes between fighters loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar and rival militias.

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Assad claims 'still pursuing political solution' over southern Syria

President Bashar al-Assad said that his regime is still looking at a possible 'political solution' to the handover of opposition territories in ...

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Hodeida: UN battles to keep Yemen's aid lifeline open

Saudi and Emirati forces have launched an offensive on the Red Sea port of Hodeida despite warnings of a humanitarian disaster.

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Saudi Arabia's non-aggression pact with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Analysis: Saudi Arabia's involvement in the Yemeni civil war has forced it to balance the competing demands of counterterrorism and national ...

Saudi-led coalition launches assault on Yemen's Hodeida

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Saudi-led coalition launches assault on Yemen's Hodeida

Saudi-backed forces have launched an offensive against Yemen's Hodeida in a move the UN says puts 250,000 people in the line of fire.

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Syrian army reinforces air defences near Golan border

The Israeli-occupied Golan Heights have witnessed heightened tensions in recent months causing many to fear an all-out conflict between Israel ...

The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

Casualties as twin suicide attack hits eastern Libya

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Casualties as twin suicide attack hits eastern Libya

Two suicide bombers hit forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar who is leading an offensive against jihadists in an eastern town, a ...

Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

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Iraqi journalists struggle for survival

Feature: Iraq remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists as they continue to be targeted,but different voices are still ...

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