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Attacks surge in northwest Pakistan as Afghan peace effort brings shifting sands

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Militants have stepped up attacks on security forces in northwest Pakistan raising fears of a revival of their insurgency and a return of lawlessness...

US House Democrats attack Pompeo aides on Saudi weapons, cite war crimes concerns

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Top aides to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo went before a congressional committee on Wednesday to defend President Donald Trump’s dismissal of the...

Rocket and airstrike background to Israel, Gulf States pact

Militants in Gaza launched rockets at Israel and Israeli aircraft hit targets in the Palestinian enclave in an explosive backdrop to the signing of...

Turkey urged to rein in Syrian rebels

Turkey must rein in Syrian rebels it supports in northern Syria who may have carried out kidnappings, torture and looting of civilian property, UN...

Afghan peace talks start in Doha

Afghanistan and Taliban peace talks negotiators held a first direct session on Tuesday in Doha as the warring sides try to work out an...

Houthis fire drones at Saudi airport

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group aimed drones at Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport e on Tuesday and put it out of service for several hours. A...

Attack on Aleppo prevented

Syrian air defences thwarted an Israeli attack on Aleppo, Syrian state television said. The broadcaster later said the army downed several Israeli missiles before they...

Illegal weapons fuelling Yemen war crimes

Weapons provided by Western powers and Iran to warring sides in Yemen are fuelling the six-year-old conflict, marked by deadly Saudi-led coalition air strikes...

Kabul bomb kills 10, misses vice president

A roadside bomb in Kabul targeted first Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday but he escaped unharmed, his spokesman said. The attack killed...

Amid talks with Israel, UAE pursuit of stealth jets rumbles in background

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Amid historic normalisation talks between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, American officials spent a morning at an Abu Dhabi air base housing US...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...