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Ten Syrians fleeing their war-torn country into Lebanon have died from the biting cold, officials in Beirut reported.

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.

Anti-IS coalition civilian deaths tripled in 2017: monitor

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Anti-IS coalition civilian deaths tripled in 2017: monitor

Civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria tripled in 2017, according to Airwars, adding Trump's declaration of a "war of annihilation" against IS could have contributed to the surge in fatalities.

Germany stops weapons sales to countries fighting in Yemen

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Germany stops weapons sales to countries fighting in Yemen

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

Egypt's President Sisi announces bid for re-election

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Egypt's President Sisi announces bid for re-election

Egypt's President Sisi, who came to power in a military coup, has announced his candidacy for re-election when the first round of polls open in ...

Quentin Müller

'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.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Saving Yemen's riyal is great, but save Yemenis too

The riyal devaluation has been on the rise over the last three years, while civilian's ordeal has been swelling uncontrollably. Now, Yemen needs ...

Diana Alghoul

Netanyahu's crimes come to light as #ShalomBollywood selfie backfires

Many were angry at Bollywood's normalisation of the Israeli government, which has been accused of carrying out apartheid policies, breaking ...

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UN chief wants Syria gas attacks probe revived

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is urging the Security Council to revive efforts to punish those responsible for chemical weapons use in ...

Syrian Kurds protest after Turkish threats Syrian Kurds protest after Turkish threats

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Syrian Kurds protest after Turkish threats

Several thousand people demonstrated against Erdogan on Thursday in Jawadiyeh, in the northeastern province of Hassakeh.

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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.

Currency rise raises hopes in <em>war</em>-torn Yemen

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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.

Theresa May urged to withdraw MbS visit invitation

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Theresa May urged to withdraw MbS visit invitation

Rights groups argue that cancelling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to the UK will pressure the Riyadh regime to ease its ...

Israeli rabbis plan to 'hide' African migrants facing deportation

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Israeli rabbis plan to 'hide' African migrants facing deportation

A group of rabbis in Israel have begun a campaign to physically hide African migrants Anne Frank-style in their homes to stop authorities from ...

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.

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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Pence's Middle East visit will take place amid sky-high tensions and anti-US sentiment in the region, meaning Sisi and Abdullah must tread carefully to maintain their alliances.

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Shocking 200,000 people displaced in Syria in past month

Despite Idlib being one of the de-escalation zones, pro-regime shelling has intensified and caused one of the worst displacement surges in Syria ...

Malia Bouattia

Closed borders and xenophobic policies don't create jobs

Comment: For Macron and May, the approach is similar: Distract the masses from domestic failings, by stirring up anger towards migrants and ...

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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 district ...

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Over 22 million Yemenis 'now in need of aid'

A total of 22.2 million people are dependent on some form of assistance, an increase of 1.5 million people over the past six months.

Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on Nile

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Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on Nile

Ethiopia’s prime minister arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of ...

Syria peace talks to resume in Vienna in January

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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.

The Iraq Report: IS bombs tear through Baghdad

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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 of dozens of people.

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