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A Russian MP has claimed Moscow's forces have trialled more than 200 new weapons in Syria, making the war-torn country a testing ground for Russian weaponry.

New additions to Russia's air force in Syria include the fifth generation Su-57 aircraft, which will likely play a role in Moscow's future bombing of opposition areas.

Russia eschews UN condemnation of Iran over Yemen <em>missiles</em>

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Russia eschews UN condemnation of Iran over Yemen missiles

Russia is expected to veto a resolution that will impose sanctions on regional ally Iran for supplying weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen

Israel's romance with India crushes both Kashmiris and Palestinians

CJ Werleman

Israel's romance with India crushes both Kashmiris and Palestinians

Comment: India offers platitudes of support for Palestinians, while bankrolling the Israeli occupation by buying weapons to use on Kashmiris, ...

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Paul Iddon

The convoluted geopolitics of the battle for Afrin

Analysis: The Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria is coming under fire from all sides, writes Paul Iddon.

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UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran arming Houthis

The UN security council may be considering a draft resolution that will condemn Tehran for supplying Yemen's Houthi weapons with missiles that have been used to target Saudi Arabia.

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Israeli warplanes strike Gaza after new rocket attack

Palestinian security sources said several Israeli missiles were fired at farmland east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Israeli, US officials meet to defuse Lebanon gas row

Last week Lebanon signed its first contract to drill for oil and gas in a pair of offshore zones, including one that its southern neighbour ...

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Draft UN resolution targets Iran's role in Yemen

The UK, US and France have put forward a draft resolution to condemn Iran for failing to prevent Houthi rebels in Yemen from obtaining ballistic ...

Iran's 'proxy armies' must stop: US

The New Arab

Iran's 'proxy armies' must stop: US

The US has warned that action must be taken to prevent Iran from continuing its "Hizballah-like" proxy armies to spread influence in the region.

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Israeli fighter jet crashes following 'large-scale' Syria bombing raids

A series of Israeli air raids have been launched on Iranian targets in Syria, with one jet downed following heavy anti-aircraft fire.

Global chemical weapons watchdog to investigate Syria gas attacks

The New Arab

Global chemical weapons watchdog to investigate Syria gas attacks

A spate of gas attacks in Syria will be investigated by the international chemical weapons body, as pressure mounts for action.

Israeli warplanes strike Syrian military base outside Damascus

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Israeli warplanes strike Syrian military base outside Damascus

Israel has struck Syrian arms convoys nearly 100 times since the war broke out in 2012 with the latest attack outside Damascus.

Tensions between Gaza and Israel may erupt into war

Al-Orjwan Shurrab

Tensions between Gaza and Israel may erupt into war

Violence between Israel and Gaza-based Hamas is close to reigniting, after a recent uptick in attacks and counter-attacks, reports Al-Orjwan ...

Syrian rebel group claim downing of Russian plane

The New Arab

Syrian rebel group claim downing of Russian plane

Syrian rebel coalition Hayat Tahrir al-Sham have said they shot down a Russian warplane over Idlib province, but did not say how the pilot died.

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US believes sarin possibly used in recent Syria attacks

US Defence Minister Jim Mattis has said Syria's regime might have recently used sarin in recent chemical attacks, and warned Washington will act if used again.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen in 2018: Deepening war or nearing peace?

Analysis: Politicians and warlords have the stamina to continue the war indefinitely, but the people of Yemen are paying the price, writes ...

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Syria airstrike destroys cave hospital

A hospital built deep underground in a Syrian opposition area has been targeted in an air strike, putting the medical centre out of service.

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Israel strikes Gaza in latest cross-border exchange

Cross-exchanges continue between Israel and Gaza as tensions remain high following Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of ...

Israel threatens Lebanon over Iran ties, offshore oil exploration

The New Arab

Israel threatens Lebanon over Iran ties, offshore oil exploration

Israel's defence minister said that Lebanon had sacrificed its national interests by 'subjugating fully' to Iran amid an offshore gas field row.

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi rocket scientists and imploding elections

This week in Iraq: Electioneering heats up, with alliances tested and new overtures to Kurdish 'kingmakers'.

Trump warns UN envoys on Iran's 'destabilising' efforts

The New Arab & agencies

Trump warns UN envoys on Iran's 'destabilising' efforts

Trump has accused Iran of destabilising the region, citing a Houthi missile fired at Saudi Arabia.

Netanyahu flies to Moscow to complain about 'Lebanese threat'

The New Arab

Netanyahu flies to Moscow to complain about 'Lebanese threat'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is expected to raise concerns over Iran's military consolidation in Syria and its inroads in Lebanon.

Yemenis continue to struggle despite loosening of Saudi blockade

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemenis continue to struggle despite loosening of Saudi blockade

Although Saudi Arabia has eased a blockade on war-torn Yemen, desperately needed aid is still not reaching those most in need as the country ...

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