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The Facebook page of a man arrested over a car-ramming attack in Charlottesville, Virginia appear to show his support for Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad.

Comment: The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is blocking fuel deliveries for UN aid planes, and Houthi profiteering from the black market is flourishing, writes Afrah Nasser.

Even under Trump, warmer relations with Russia are impossible

James Snell

Even under Trump, warmer relations with Russia are impossible

Comment: During his campaign, Trump often expressed his wish to rekindle relations with Russia after Obama. But while Putin remains in power, that will prove impossible, writes James Snell.

Saudi airstrike in Yemen's Houthi heartland kills family

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Saudi airstrike in Yemen's Houthi heartland kills family

Security officials in Saada province said a Saudi airstrike on a house killed a number of civilians, while a second attack on a vehicle was also ...

Saudi-coalition 'restricting fuel' to deliver desperately needed Yemen aid

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Saudi-coalition 'restricting fuel' to deliver desperately needed Yemen aid

Due to the lack of jet fuel available in Sanaa, the UN must make alternative arrangements for return flights, something which they say the ...

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UN paid millions to Assad allies on sanctions list

The UN paid almost $18 million to companies linked to allies of Syria's President Assad, an annual report from the international body has revealed.

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Iran begins production of homemade anti-aircraft missile

A new Iranian missile that can be used against planes and drones will roll off the production lines, as Tehran unveils a production ...

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Iraq's Kadim al-Sahir defies Gulf boycott with Qatar concert

World famous Iraqi singer Kadim al-Sahir is defying an Arab boycott of Qatar's summer festival by performing a concert in the capital Doha next ...

Charlie Hoyle

Qatar blockade escalates Gulf crackdown on free expression

In-depth: Freedom of expression has dramatically deteriorated in Gulf States since a Saudi-led blockade on Qatar last month, exacerbating a ...

Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

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Russia to have semi-permanent military presence in Syria

Moscow has gave the green light for the semi-permanent presence of Russian military aircraft in Syria.

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Trump's Middle East policy: absurd and incoherent

Comment: President Trump has abandoned his promised 'non-interventionism' to destroy whatever remnants of a delicate balance remained in the ...

Libya strongman in UAE for talks on military 'cooperation'

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Libya strongman in UAE for talks on military 'cooperation'

Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar has met with UAE leaders for talks on military cooperation, state media said Sunday, days after announcing the ...

The UAE is 'employing' Blackwater to run its army

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The UAE is 'employing' Blackwater to run its army

Reports are emerging of ex-Blackwater CEO's increasing involvement in the UAE's military affairs, with few, if any, UAE citizens actually ...

US could work with Russia on Syria 'no-fly zones'

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US could work with Russia on Syria 'no-fly zones'

The US is prepared to collaborate with Russia to establish no-fly zones in Syria, said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Israel hits Syrian regime post after Golan mortar

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Israel hits Syrian regime post after Golan mortar

Israeli warplanes hit a Syrian regime post on Friday hours after a mortar shell hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel's army said.

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Qatar minister: Saudi-led alliance waging 'bloodless war' against Doha

The defence minister of Qatar has said that Saudi Arabia and its allies are waging a "bloodless war" against Doha by imposing a harsh economic and political embargo.

Paul Iddon

Turkey prepares to ramp up fight against Syrian Kurds

Analysis: Ankara wants to oust the YPG from Tel Rifaat, according to Turkish newspaper reports.

The New Arab

US spy planes sent to Syrian coast

The US has deployed spy planes and intelligence gathering equipment to the Syrian coast, as Washington warns the regime might be ...

Paul McLoughlin

Israel strikes Syrian forces as Netanyahu visits occupied Golan

Israeli forces have hit the Syrian regime again, close to the occupied Golan Heights, as fighting continues between pro-Damascus militias and ...

Airstrike in IS-held eastern Syria 'kills dozens' of civilians

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Airstrike in IS-held eastern Syria 'kills dozens' of civilians

An airstrike in eastern Syria has killed at least 30 civilians and injured dozens more, the Syrian Observatory for Human rights has said.

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Egyptian military strikes Libyan 'weapons convoy' crossing border

Egypt’s military says its air force destroyed 12 vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives crossing the border from Libya.

US increasingly frustrated with anti-Qatar blockade, demands 'reasonable' explanations US increasingly frustrated with anti-Qatar blockade, demands 'reasonable' explanations

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US increasingly frustrated with anti-Qatar blockade, demands 'reasonable' explanations

The United States said it hopes a reported list of demands prepared by an anti-Qatar alliance would be "reasonable and actionable", amid an ...

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Paul Iddon

Has the US established de-facto no-fly zones in Syria?

Analysis: Washington has shot down aircraft threatening its allies in Syria, and will likely shoot down more, writes Paul Iddon.

Australia's military suspends air operations over Syria

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Australia's military suspends air operations over Syria

Australia has suspended airstrikes in Syria after Russia threatened to target US-led coalition planes in response to the US downing of ...

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