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Middle East

What has brought Iranian protesters onto the streets?

Protesters in IranIran is stepping up a crackdown against anti-government protests that pose the most audacious challenge to its clerical leadership since 2009. Following are factors that have brought Iranians to the streets and the challenges the authorities face.


Putin orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria

Vladimir Putin.President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian forces in Syria to start withdrawing, saying that after a two year military campaign, Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State.

Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State

Iraq declares victory over ISPrime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.

Russia: mission accomplished in Syria

Russia - mission in Syria accomplishedRussia’s military has accomplished its mission of defeating Islamic State in Syria and there were no remaining settlements there under the group’s control.

Qatar flexes financial muscle with 12 billion euros of French deals

A Rafale.Qatar will buy Rafale fighter jets and VBCI armored vehicles as part of 12 billion euros worth of commercial contracts it agreed with France on Thursday, bolstering its military capability and its international ties as it faces a boycott by other Arab states.


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