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Yemen’s Houthis target Aramco, other Saudi sites in missile, drone attacks

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Yemen's Houthi movement said on Tuesday it fired several ballistic missiles and 25 armed drones into Saudi Arabia, targeting Aramco oil facilities in Jeddah...

Cementing ties with France, UAE places $19 billion order for warplanes, helicopters

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The United Arab Emirates ordered 80 Rafale fighter jets and 12 military helicopters on Friday, deepening economic and political ties with France through an...

Recovery in Yemen possible – UN agency

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War-torn Yemen is among the poorest countries in the world but recovery is possible if the conflict ends now the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in...

UAE holds talks with Taliban to run Kabul airport – foreign diplomats

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The United Arab Emirates has held talks with the Taliban to run Kabul airport, going up against Gulf rival Qatar in a diplomatic tussle...
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Taliban hold military parade with US-made weapons in Kabul in show of strength

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Taliban forces held a military parade in Kabul on Sunday using captured American-made armoured vehicles and Russian helicopters in a display that showed their...

Aid group says 4 000 – 5 000 Afghans crossing into Iran daily

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As many as 4 000 - 5 000 Afghans have been crossing into Iran daily since the Taliban seized Kabul in August and hundreds...

Saudi gets first major arms deal under Biden with air-to-air missiles

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The US State Department approved its first major arms sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under US President Joe Biden with the sale...

UN urgently needs cash in Afghanistan, but struggles for solution

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The United Nations cannot get enough cash into Afghanistan to deliver humanitarian aid to millions of people on the brink of starvation and is...

China will not be the first to recognise Taliban government, scholar says

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China will not take the lead in recognising Afghanistan's Taliban government and will only do so in a concerted move with Pakistan, Russia and...
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Damascus bomb kills 14, then army shells fall on rebel area killing 12

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A blast on an army bus in Damascus on Wednesday killed 14 people, state media reported, the deadliest bombing in the Syrian capital in...
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Taliban pledge to step up security as Shi’ite victims buried in Afghanistan

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Taliban authorities pledged to step up security at Shi'ite mosques as hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to bury the victims of the second...

Turkey plans military action against Syrian Kurdish YPG if diplomacy fails

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Turkey is preparing for possible further military action against a US-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria if talks on the issue with the United...
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Suicide bomber kills scores in Afghan mosque attack

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A suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province on Friday, killing scores of worshippers in the country's third attack this week...

Taliban say four Islamic State members captured near Kabul

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Taliban forces raided an area west of Kabul and captured four members of an Islamic State cell, the movement's main spokesman said on Wednesday. The...

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled boat attacks in Yemen

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The Saudi-led coalition destroyed three explosives-laden boats in the Yemeni province of Hodeidah that had been readied for imminent attacks, the Saudi state-news agency...

Stranded at Tajik sanatorium, pregnant Afghan pilot fears for unborn baby

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She didn't forget the prenatal vitamins - that was one of the few things this US-trained Afghan pilot could grab from her Kabul airport...

Taliban say forces destroy Islamic State cell hours after Kabul blast

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Taliban government forces destroyed an Islamic State cell in the north of Kabul late on Sunday, a spokesperson for the movement said, after a...

Taliban says US drones must stop entering Afghanistan

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The Taliban on Wednesday warned of consequences if the United States did not stop flying drones over Afghan airspace. "The US has violated all international...

The Taliban vowed no revenge. One Afghan family tells a different story

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When the Taliban won back control of the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar last month, they set out to settle a score with an old foe. As...

UN issues new Syria war death toll, says 350 000 is an ‘undercount’

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At least 350 209 people have been killed in the decade-old war in Syria, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday in...

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