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Analysis: The SDF, backed by the US, is making a play for oil-rich territories in Syria - but so is Assad's Syrian army, backed by Russia, reports Paul Iddon.

Comment: Among the strangest realities uncovered by the referendum in Northern Iraq is the Palestinian denial of Kurdish hopes for independence and a state of their own, writes Roger Hercz.

Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen rebel missile

Saudi forces intercepted a Yemen rebel missile heading towards the kingdom late on Saturday, in the latest cross-border attack.

Trump questions nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

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Trump questions nuclear deal after Iran tests missile

US President Donald Trump questioned the historic nuclear deal on Saturday after Iran's test launch of a new medium-range missile.

Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

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Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

Israel has reacted to Iran's latest missile test describing it as a "provocation" to the US and its allies, and "proof" of its ambitions to ...

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Iran ignores US warning and test-fires new missile

Iran said on Saturday it launched a recently unveiled medium-range missile, despite continued threats from US President Donald Trump that Washington might tear up a nuclear agreement with Tehran.

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'Israeli strikes' hit weapons depot near Damascus airport

Two rockets struck near Damascus airport at dawn on Friday, an attack probably carried out by Israeli jets from outside Syria’s borders, the ...

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Iran's Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles despite US criticism

President Hassan Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities on Friday, despite criticism from the United States and ...

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Trump slams Iran ahead of presidency's first US-Iran talks

The US and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Trump's presidency, a day after he delivered a blistering attack on Tehran.

Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

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Iran slams Trump's 'ignorant hate speech' to UN

Iran has responded angrily to Donald Trump's opening speech to the UN, in which he criticised the nuclear deal between Tehran and several world ...

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Israel shoots down 'Hizballah drone' then strikes Lebanon-Syria border

The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that attempted to enter the airspace above the Golan Heights.

First 'permanent' US military base opens in Israel

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First 'permanent' US military base opens in Israel

Israel has inaugurated with its US ally a joint missile defence base on Israeli soil, the first ever, a senior Israeli air force officer said.

Houthi rebels threaten to target UAE with <em>missiles</em>

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Houthi rebels threaten to target UAE with missiles

The head of Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels threatened to fire missiles at the United Arab Emirates on Thursday and to attack Saudi tankers ...

Russia fires cruise <em>missiles</em> at IS stronghold in Syria

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Russia fires cruise missiles at IS stronghold in Syria

Russia's military fired seven cruise missiles on Thursday at Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour as ...

Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

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Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Egypt's defence minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South ...

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Erdogan: Turkey set to buy Russian S-400 missile systems

Ankara is set to purchase Russia’s S-400 missile systems, Tayyip Erdogan said after his visit to Kazakhstan

Gehad Quisay

Nuclear crisis puts Egypt's dealings with Pyongyang under microscope

Comment: The Trump administration expects its allies to fall in line over North Korea, but that may prove complicated for Egypt's military ...

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UK officials: 'Iran, Russia helping North Korea's nuclear capabilities'

The UK foreign office is looking into claims "current and former nuclear states" helped Kim Jong-un in his drive to mount nuclear warheads onto ...

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US approves huge arms sale to Bahrain

The US state department has approved a $3.8 billion arms sale to Bahrain, despite continued criticism of the Gulf regime due to gross human ...

Israel warns Iran, Syria after 'chemical weapons factory' airstrike

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Israel warns Iran, Syria after 'chemical weapons factory' airstrike

Israel's defence minister issued a veiled warning to Syria on Thursday, without confirming or denying what Damascus said was an Israeli air ...

Said al-Arabi

UAE and Egypt condemn NKorea, buy its weapons anyway

The UAE and Egypt have both condemned North Korea for a recent nuclear test that has escalated tensions in East Asia, but both nations are among ...

How Iraqi militias got hold of American tanks

Austin Bodetti

How Iraqi militias got hold of American tanks

In-depth: The US has unwittingly armed American-killing Iranian proxies and terrorist organisations with its best tanks, reports Austin Bodetti.

London's DSEI arms fair welcomes the world's war criminals

Andrew Smith

London's DSEI arms fair welcomes the world's war criminals

Comment: The DSEI arms fair in London will bring those responsible for the bombing of Yemen together with those who have profited from it, ...

Alarming West, Turkey nudges closer to Russia arms deal

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Alarming West, Turkey nudges closer to Russia arms deal

According to Turkish and Russian officials, all preparations have been made for the purchase of a sophisticated S-400 missile defence system.

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