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Saudi oil facilities attacked

Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two oil pumping stations on Tuesday, days after oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates were sabotaged and...

Why the war in Syria’s Idlib escalated again

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A Russian-backed Syrian government offensive in the rebel-held northwest has killed dozens of people and forced more than 150,000 to flee, the biggest escalation...

Airbus considers legal action against Germany over Saudi ban

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Airbus is considering suing the German government as its freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia means the company is unable to complete a...

U.S. military stops tracking key metric on Afghan war as situation deteriorates

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The U.S. military has stopped tracking the amount of territory controlled or influenced by the Afghan government and militants, a U.S. watchdog said on...

Iran designates as terrorists all U.S. troops in Middle East

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a bill into law on Tuesday declaring all U.S. forces in the Middle East terrorists and calling the U.S....

Islamic State airs video purporting to be leader al-Baghdadi

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Islamic State’s media network on Monday published a threatening video message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in what would be...

Sudan forces to remain in Yemen

Sudan ruling transitional military council’s deputy head said Sudanese forces with the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen will remain, Sudan news agency (SUNA)...

In unprecedented move, U.S. names Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group

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President Donald Trump said on Monday he would name Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organisation, in an unprecedented step that drew...

Islamic State ‘caliphate’ defeated, yet threat persists

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U.S.-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State’s last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed “caliphate”, but the jihadists...

Battle for Baghouz rages

Falling bombs raised smoke over Islamic State’s last enclave in east Syria, obscuring the huddle of vehicles and makeshift shelters to which the group’s...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...