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Middle East

U.N. resumes Syria aid delivery after attack

Damaged buildings in Syria.The United Nations appealed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups on Thursday to allow aid convoys to enter eastern Aleppo as U.N. relief operations in Syria resumed after a 48-hour suspension due to a deadly attack.

Iraqi army says it recaptured key town south of Mosul

An Iraqi APC.Iraqi forces backed by air strikes from the U.S.-led coalition gained complete control of the northern district of Shirqat on Thursday, bringing the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year.

Iran parades new weapons at time of Gulf tension with U.S.

altIran marked the anniversary of its 1980 invasion by Iraq by showing off its latest ships and missiles and telling the United States not to meddle in the Gulf.

Economic costs of Middle East wars exceptionally high – IMF

High cost of Middle East wars - IMFArmed conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are not only devastating the economies gripped by fighting, but are sapping growth in neighbouring countries and those hosting millions of refugees, the International Monetary Fund said.

Syria ceasefire deal in the balance as Aleppo aid plan stalls

Syria ceasefireRussia said the Syrian army had begun to withdraw from a road into Aleppo on Thursday, a prerequisite for pressing ahead with international peace making efforts as the government and rebels accused each other of violating a truce.

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