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Leading rights group called on world powers to stop returning refugees to war-torn Afghanistan, where violence has spiked in the past week.

Comment: Tension is escalating between Congress and the administration concerning US support for coalition war crimes in Yemen, writes Eric Eikenberry.

Palestine condemns new Israeli settlement plan in occupied Jerusalem

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Palestine condemns new Israeli settlement plan in occupied Jerusalem

The Palestinian Authority has condemned a plan to build 20,000 illegal settlement units in the occupied city of Jerusalem as a "declaration of war".

Greek soldiers return home after months in Turkish prison

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Greek soldiers return home after months in Turkish prison

Two Greek soldiers returned to their families after spending months in a Turkish prison for crossing the heavily militarised border.

46 dead after Taliban attacks second Afghan base

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46 dead after Taliban attacks second Afghan base

After a devastating attack on Ghazni last week, the Taliban attacked two checkpoints in Baghlan, northern Afghanistan, killing at least 46 ...

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Iran rights advocate spy sentence unlawful: defence team

Famed rights lawyer Sotoudeh was arrested in June and told she had already been found guilty "in absentia" on spying charges, a move branded "unlawful" by her defence team.

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South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Analysis: Since the fall of IS' self-proclaimed caliphate, some fighters from south-east Asia have returned home, but many remain in the region, ...

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Yemen 'awaiting' peace talks invitation: UN ambassador

Yemen's ambassador to the UN said his government had not yet been invited to peace talks planned for next month, but that it was open ...

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Kurdish-led SDF visits Damascus for second round of talks

A delegation from the Syrian Democratic Council discussed local administration and decentralisation with the Syrian government in Damascus, ...

Over 100 security forces killed in Afghanistan's embattled city

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Over 100 security forces killed in Afghanistan's embattled city

Over 100 security forces have been killed as Ghazni enters its fourth day in its fight against Taliban insurgents, while the government ...

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Afghan special forces sent to fight off Taliban

Afghan special forces have entered the embattled Ghazni overnight to fight off Taliban insurgents, while the government maintains that the city ...

'Oppressing Uighur Muslims prevents Chinese Syria,' says Chinese newspaper

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'Oppressing Uighur Muslims prevents Chinese Syria,' says Chinese newspaper

A Chinese newspaper has justified Bejing's ongoing onslaught against the country's minority Uighur Muslim population, saying the crackdown is ...

Fight for Afghanistan's Ghazni city enters third day

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Fight for Afghanistan's Ghazni city enters third day

Taliban forces are still reportedly roaming the eastern Afghan city, despite government claims the Ghazni is under its control.

Taliban hold talks with Uzbek officials on <em>peace</em>, infrastructure

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Taliban hold talks with Uzbek officials on peace, infrastructure

Taliban officials traveled to the Uzbek capital for talks with officials on energy, transportation and peace.

Czechs negotiate release of two Europeans from Syrian jail

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Czechs negotiate release of two Europeans from Syrian jail

Two humanitarian workers including, one German, landed in Prague on Thursday following their release from "one of Syria's toughest prisons".

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Saudi-led coalition defends deadly Yemen bus attack

A deadly airstrike on a bus in Yemen that killed dozens of children was claimed by the Saudi-led coalition which claimed it was targeting "Houthi combatants".

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Leaflets dropped over Syria's Idlib call for 'reconciliation'

Helicopters dropped leaflets over parts of the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, calling on residents to reconcile with the regime as ...

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Mahmoud Abbas holds talks in Doha with Qatari Emir

Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Qatar to meet with the country's Emir to discuss the Palestinian issue amid efforts by the US to push for a ...

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Dozens of children killed in Yemen bus attack

An attack on a bus carrying children in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday left dozens of people dead or wounded.

Colombia joins most South American countries, recognises Palestinian statehood

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Colombia joins most South American countries, recognises Palestinian statehood

The South American nation had been only one of two nations in the region that had not yet recognised Palestine as an independent state.

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No need to change Washington's Afghan war plan: military

The 17-year war in Afghanistan is the US' longest war and appears poised to drag on.

UN plans Western Sahara talks after decade-long deadlock

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UN plans Western Sahara talks after decade-long deadlock

Diplomatic efforts to end the conflict have been deadlocked since the last round of UN-sponsored talks in 2008.

Cost of Syria war destruction almost $400 billion: UN

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Cost of Syria war destruction almost $400 billion: UN

The figure does not include the loss of competences and skilled labour, considered the "most important enablers of the Syrian economy".

Gaza: Talks for Israel ceasefire 'in final stages'

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Gaza: Talks for Israel ceasefire 'in final stages'

Talks mediated by the UN and Egypt over a deal to defuse tensions between Israel and the Gaza Strip are in "advanced stages," according to a ...

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