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Iraqi police and a pro-Iran militia have clashed in the capital Baghdad, as tensions between state security forces and irregulars rise.

IS take advantage of weak security in Mosul, waging three days of attacks including mass kidnappings, executions and bombings that have terrorised locals and left dozens dead or missing.

Five people die and scores rescued off Libya

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Five people die and scores rescued off Libya

More than a hundred people were rescued while five died after a boat carrying refugees sank off the Libya coast.

Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

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Jewish artefacts feared stolen amid chaos of Syria war

Activists have raised concerns about Jewish artefacts that appear to have been stoled from Syria and sold outside the country.

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

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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 ...

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Jewish artefacts disappear from Damascus in fog of war

Jewish artefacts, including ancient parchment torahs from one of the world's oldest synagogues, have gone missing from Damascus amid the ongoing civil war, with some precious items reportedly

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World Cup kick-off! Egypt-Uruguay LIVEBLOG

Minute-by-minute updates from Egypt's opening game in its 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign, against South America titans Uruguay.

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HRW slams Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented crackdown' on activists

A leading international rights group has slammed the Saudi Arabia's 'unprecedented and vicious' crackdown on activists in the kingdom, as the ...

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Syrian orphans who fled Aleppo find new home

Nearly 50 children orphaned by the Syrian war escaped their hometown of Aleppo after they appeared in a video and appealed for their lives as ...

Pakistan army denies involvement in abduction of British-Pakistani writer

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Pakistan army denies involvement in abduction of British-Pakistani writer

Pakistan's army said it had checked every intelligence agency to see whether the activist had been detained by them, maintaining it had no ...

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Dozens of migrants drown off the shore of Yemen

The United Nations Migration Agency said dozens of migrants drowned after their boat capsized off the shore of Yemen.

Top Tunisian minister fired over deadly migrant shipwreck

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Top Tunisian minister fired over deadly migrant shipwreck

Tunisia's PM fired his interior minister after "security failures" saw over 100 migrants drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of the ...

More than 50 people die in Mediterranean crossings

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More than 50 people die in Mediterranean crossings

Scores of refugees have died in shipwrecks while trying to reach Europe.

Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

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Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

Eleven migrants were recovered and 67 others rescued after their boat began sinking off Tunisia's southern coast on Sunday, according to the ...

Video evidence for Italian murdered in Egypt 'overwritten, useless'

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Video evidence for Italian murdered in Egypt 'overwritten, useless'

Surveillance footage handed over to Rome by Egyptian authorities for an investigation into the torture murder of an Italian researcher in Cairo ...

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Egypt discards video evidence in Regeni murder as 'useless'

Surveillance footage handed over to Rome by Egyptian authorities for an investigation into the torture murder of an Italian researcher in Cairo contains "overwritten and unclear material".

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Nine migrants, mainly children, drown off Turkish coast

Six children were among a group of nine migrants that drowned off the coast of Turkey, state media reported on Sunday.

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Egypt arrests PhD student researching judicial system

A PhD student from the University of Washington went missing on Wednesday as he researched Egypt's judicial system, only to appear ...

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Oman advises Dhofar to shut businesses after cyclone hits

Authorities recommended businesses shut for three days in Dhofar as cyclone hits Oman's southern region and workers repair infrastructure.

Deadly Oman cyclone downgraded to tropical storm

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Deadly Oman cyclone downgraded to tropical storm

At least three were left dead as torrential rains and strong winds hit Oman's southern coast on Friday.

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Nearly 1,500 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean

Around 1,500 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean on Thursday and Friday in operations involving the Italian navy.

Oman cyclone intensifies to category-three hurricane

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Oman cyclone intensifies to category-three hurricane

Oman's southern city of Salalah is experiencing the first pangs of a severe cyclone with category-three hurricane winds expected to pound the ...

Israeli Supreme Court rejects challenge to open-fire rules

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Israeli Supreme Court rejects challenge to open-fire rules

The Israeli court rejected rights groups' demand to rule the military's heavy-handed open fire policy unlawful, despite over 120 Palestinians ...

Oman braces for 'most powerful cyclone' in its history

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Oman braces for 'most powerful cyclone' in its history

South Oman is bracing for one of the most severe storms in its history, as Cyclone Mekenu is expected to make landfall in the coming hours.

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