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The UK's new defence minister Gavin Williamson said British citizens fighting for Islamic State group should be located, killed and banned from returning to the country.

One of the oldest Christian communities in the Middle East returned to their ancestral lands in Iraq after IS was at last routed, but the community are still anxious.

'Libya will be rebuild through its institutions': UN envoy

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'Libya will be rebuild through its institutions': UN envoy

War-torn Libya must be rebuilt through its institutions, says the UN envoy to the country, as diplomats struggle to find a way out of the fighting.

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430 Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

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Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border ...

Lebanese despair as Beirut 'declares war' on Riyadh

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Lebanese despair as Beirut 'declares war' on Riyadh

Lebanon has declared war on Saudi Arabia, a Saudi official claimed days after the kingdom strong-armed Lebanese PM Hariri to resign amid reports ...

Omar Mashjari

Yemen: the pen must be mightier than the sword

Comment: Only strict adherence to the rule of law can guarantee a lasting peace, writes Omar Mashjari.

Naveed Ahmad

US-Canadian rescue saga: A silver lining for Afghan counter-insurgency?

Comment: The United States is looking more to regional allies to help bring about stability in Afghanistan, as can be seen by the Boyle family's ...

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Texas town: No hurricane aid for those boycotting Israel

US city is requiring applicants for aid to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to pledge in writing that they will not take part in a ...

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SDF declare Raqqa victory against IS, promise 'de-centralised Syria'

The defeat of the Islamic State group in its Syrian bastion of Raqqa was a "historic" achievement, the SDF said at an official ceremony in the ...

Top Saudi official meets US-backed militias in Syria’s Raqqa

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Top Saudi official meets US-backed militias in Syria’s Raqqa

A high-level Saudi official is in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, to discuss his country’s ...

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SDF forces comb 'ghost city' Raqqa after IS defeat

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are combing the ruins of Raqqa for survivors and bombs days after retaking the city from the Islamic ...

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

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Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

The Norwegian Refugee Council said nearly 700,000 Iraqis from the former Islamic State stronghold of Mosul and nearby areas are still displaced ...

The Iraq Report: IS reduced to final Iraq bastions

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The Iraq Report: IS reduced to final Iraq bastions

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UK's Boris Johnson makes shocking gaffe about Libya's Sirte

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UK's Boris Johnson makes shocking gaffe about Libya's Sirte

Gaffe-prone UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson shocked a Conservative Party conference after saying British investors were looking to make ...

At least '1,200 Iraqi personnel' killed in Mosul operation

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At least '1,200 Iraqi personnel' killed in Mosul operation

More than 1,200 Iraqi security personnel were killed in the military operation to recapture Mosul from the Islamic State group, the US-led ...

Guma El-Gamaty

Libya's path to peace needs grit and determination

Comment: A UN-led plan for peace in Libya will require real determination, both regionally and internationally, if it is to succeed, writes Guma El-Gamaty.

Alessandra Bocchi

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

In-depth: Libyan women played an active part in overthrowing Colonel Gadafi and now their role in society is changing, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

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Over 2,000 civilian bodies uncovered among ruins of Mosul

Around 2,100 bodies have been found among the rubble of ruined west Mosul, as the clear up of the Iraqi city continues.

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Turkey 'to donate $10 million' to reconstruct Gaza homes

A meeting is due to take place before the end of the year between Turkish and Palestinian ministerial committees to discuss the liaison to ...

UN says migrants in Libya subjected to 'extreme violence'

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UN says migrants in Libya subjected to 'extreme violence'

The United Nations called for the immediate release of the most vulnerable migrants held in Libya, many of whom have been subjected to appalling ...

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UK gives £9m aid to stabilise Libya, stem terrorism

The UK's foreign secretary announced more than £9 million of aid will be sent to help stabilise Libya, in an attempt to stem the threat of ...

Charities slam UK government for 'trapping' refugees in Mediterranean

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Charities slam UK government for 'trapping' refugees in Mediterranean

UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson's pledged to assist Libya blocking migrants attempting to reach Europe, but the move has angered human rights ...

Iran advances in fight for ground route to Lebanon

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Iran advances in fight for ground route to Lebanon

Iran-backed fighters in Syria are advancing east, bringing Tehran closer to its goal of forming a land link from its border through Iraq to ...

Trump's changing views on Afghanistan

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Trump's changing views on Afghanistan

Trump on Monday cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan, committing to an open-ended conflict in the ...

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