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In-depth: Turkey finds itself navigating tricky land as it prepares for the offensive in Syria's Kurdish province while maintaining its ties with the US and Russian administrations.

Germany's government said on Friday it would "immediately" stop weapons sales to countries involved in the Yemen conflict, including major customer Saudi Arabia.

Somali, US commandos storm al-Shabab camp, rescue child soldiers

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Somali, US commandos storm al-Shabab camp, rescue child soldiers

In an overnight raid, Somali and US commandos stormed an extremist camp for al-Shabab militants, killing four of the fighters and rescuing dozens of children conscripted.

A year on, justice unlikely after Palestinian teacher killing

Ylenia Gostoli

A year on, justice unlikely after Palestinian teacher killing

Israeli police have ended an internal investigation into the death of Yaakub Abu al-Qian, who was shot by a police officer in a Negev ...

'Frankenstein in Baghdad' sparks Hollywood elite into life

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'Frankenstein in Baghdad' sparks Hollywood elite into life

Ahmed Saadawi's dark-themed novel has drawn the attention of big names in the film industry, reports Quentin Muller.

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'Attempted car-ramming' in West Bank injures Israeli soldier

One solider has sustained minor injuries after a Palestinian car drove into a group of Israeli soldiers at the Qasr al-Yahud pilgrimage site in the Jordan Valley

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Israel unveils details of underground Gaza border wall

Israel reveals its high-tech border barrier that it hopes will prevent Palestinian groups from building cross-border tunnels.

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Currency rise raises hopes in war-torn Yemen

A sharp rise in the value of Yemen's riyal offers hope for improved living conditions for millions in the war-torn country.

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part II)

Comment: Essebsi is thwarting the fight against corruption, stalling transitional justice and postponing municipal elections. ...

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Khadija Mohsen-Finan

A return to authoritarianism in Tunisia: (Part I)

Comment: On the anniversary of a revolution that brought hope to many, Tunisians are back on the streets. Khadija Mohsen-Finan ...

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MuslimGirl blogger turns down award because of brand ambassador

The founder behind MuslimGirl turned down Revlon's award because its brand ambassador is Gal Gadot, an Israeli actress who has written ...

How falafel is frying hope back into Syria's Raqqa

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How falafel is frying hope back into Syria's Raqqa

Customers pull up plastic chairs to the storefront to dig into their sandwiches, like they did before Syria knew absolute war.

UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

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UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

Border security, counter-terrorism, aid and the Bayeux Tapestry are on the agenda for Thursday's meeting between the ...

US signals open-ended military presence in Syria

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US signals open-ended military presence in Syria

Despite Trump arguing against his predecessors' military interventions while running as a candidate, his presidency has brought about an ...

Turkey to act if US insists on Kurdish support

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Turkey to act if US insists on Kurdish support

Ankara has slammed US-led plans on creating a 30,000-strong border force led by the YPG, saying it will take action in Syria's Afrin ...

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Syria peace talks to resume in Vienna in January

The UN will host a new round of peace talks on Syria next week in Vienna, just days before Russia opens a conference on ending the war.

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The Iraq Report: IS bombs tear through Baghdad

This week in Iraq: The Iraqi government has repeatedly failed to stop IS bomb attacks in Baghdad that have claimed the lives ...

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemen 'rebel missile'

Riyadh is accusing rival Iran of arming the rebels after intercepting a missile attack fired by Yemen's Houthis into the south ...

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Scores of Eastern Ghouta children killed in early January

UNICEF has slammed the deteriorating condition in the Syrian city of Eastern Ghouta, where escalating violence has ...

Steve Bannon testifies before House on Russia claims

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Steve Bannon testifies before House on Russia claims

Trump's former strategist Steve Bannon has been grilled by a congressional committee on alleged links between the president's election ...

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Briton jailed in Egypt for smuggling painkillers is 'suicidal'

Jailed Briton Laura Plummer says she 'wants to die' just weeks after beginning her three-year prison sentence in Cairo.

UAE blocks petition site calling for Skype ban end

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UAE blocks petition site calling for Skype ban end

Millions of expatriates in the UAE have been left frustrated by a Skype ban. An online petition calling for an end to ...

Controversial 'detained' Qatari sheikh leaves UAE for Kuwait

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Controversial 'detained' Qatari sheikh leaves UAE for Kuwait

Controversial Qatari Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali al-Thani has left the UAE - where he said he was being held captive - for Kuwait, ...

5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

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5,000 children killed or injured in Yemen war: UN

UN's children's agency has said more than 5,000 children have been killed or injured in Yemen's war since the Saudi-led coalition ...

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