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Houthi rebels in Yemen said they launched a cross-border missile targeting Saudi Arabia's Jizan province.

The Syrian state news agency said the country's air defences shot down a number of Israeli projectiles targeting Damascus international airport.

The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

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The Iraq Report: Basra rages on; Iran doubles down

Our fortnightly round-up from Iraq features the latest from the anti-corruption protests, and Tehran attempting to bolster its influence while bombing Kurds about to head to the polls.

Attack on Kurds a 'warning' to foreign powers: Iran

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Attack on Kurds a 'warning' to foreign powers: Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guard has said that a missile attack on Iranian Kurds in Iraq should serve as a warning for 'arrogant foreign ...

Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at protest return

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Unease in Tehran's Bazaar hints at protest return

Tehran's old marketplace is seen as the bellweather for popular unrest, and as sanctions start to hit, resentment is brewing.

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Germany can't 'look away' if Assad uses chemical weapons

Earlier on Wednesday, the US warned Assad against using any chemical weapons ahead of the anticipated regime offensive on Idlib.

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Assad 'has been warned' over chemical weapons use: Mattis

"He's been warned, and so we'll see if he's wised up," the US defence secretary told Pentagon reporters.

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Iran military 'takes over mountain in Iraqi Kurdistan'

The Iranian military has reportedly entered Iraqi territory and taken control of a mountain, days after it launched strikes on an Iraqi base of ...

Paul Iddon

Iran, Turkey up-the-ante with targeted attacks on Kurdish adversaries

Analysis: Stepping up assassinations on foreign soil may spark unprecedented violent reactions, writes Paul Iddon.

Token Israeli funding for anti-Iran fighters in Syria withdrawn

Charlie Hoyle

Token Israeli funding for anti-Iran fighters in Syria withdrawn

Israel had paid anti-Iran fighters $75 a month, but had not supported rebel groups in their fight against Bashar al-Assad.

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Iran confirms missile strikes on Kurdish rebels in Iraq

The KDPI is Iran's oldest Kurdish movement and has seen several of its leaders assassinated by Tehran in the past.

US reaching out to Iran 'every day', Rouhani says

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US reaching out to Iran 'every day', Rouhani says

Iran's president said the US sends messages daily in the hopes of kickstarting negotiations following Washington's decision to pull out of the ...

Twenty-six wounded as Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel <em>missile</em>

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Twenty-six wounded as Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile

Saudi Arabia shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday, with shrapnel leaving 26 people wounded, a ...

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury erupts as protesters killed

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury erupts as protesters killed

Our latest roundup from Iraq focuses on the violent crackdown on protests in Basra

Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi <em>missile</em> headed for Jizan

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile headed for Jizan

The Saudi-led military coalition has said that a ballistic missile was intercepted after being launched from Yemen's Saada province.

Bashdar Ismaeel

Turkey, Trump and the new geopolitics

Comment: Fraught relations between Washington and Ankara speak of a wider story in the Middle East, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

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Two pro-regime fighters killed in Damascus airport strike: monitor

Mazzeh airbase was hit by a "possible Israeli missile", a monitoring group said, while Syrian state media blamed the explosions on an ...

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

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Russia to hold Mediterranean drills as Syria tensions rise

Russia has announced major military drills in the Mediterranean Sea amid growing tensions over a rebel-held enclave in Syria.

Syria rebels say they spotted regime chemical weapons convoy

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Syria rebels say they spotted regime chemical weapons convoy

A Turkey-backed rebel coalition in the Syrian province of Idlib has accused Damascus regime of preparing to carry out a chemical attack.

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Iran's Khamenei 'ready to abandon' nuclear deal if necessary

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said his government should be ready to "set aside" the 2015 nuclear deal if it is no longer in the ...

Russia reinforces warships off Syria coast 'for Idlib offensive'

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Russia reinforces warships off Syria coast 'for Idlib offensive'

Russia has moved the largest number of warships towards the Syria coast since it entered the Syrian conflict to back an imminent regime ...

Russia sends more warships to Syrian coast

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Russia sends more warships to Syrian coast

Moscow media has called the reinforcement the largest naval buildup in Syria since Russia entered the conflict in September 2015.

Iran's Rouhani warns against dissent amid economic slump

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Iran's Rouhani warns against dissent amid economic slump

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was grilled by lawmakers who demanded answers on the country's deteriorating economy.

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