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UAE drawdown raises hopes of Yemen ceasefire

A United Arab Emirates’ military drawdown in Yemen is building momentum for a nationwide truce this year, bolstering efforts by the Saudi-led coalition to...

Moroccan jailed by Portugal for recruiting for Syrian war

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A 65-year-old Moroccan citizen was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday after being convicted by a Portuguese court of recruiting young people...

Iraq PM orders Iran-allied militias to be reined in

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Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranian-backed Shi’ite Muslim militias, a politically risky move apparently...

Syrians returning home to reach 1 million once safe zone created

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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he believed the number of Syrians returning from Turkey to their homeland will reach one million once a...

Saudi forces say they have captured leader of Yemen branch of Islamic State

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Saudi special forces have captured the leader of the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State militant group, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen...

U.N.’s Bachelet says 55,000 linked to IS in Syria, Iraq should be tried or...

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U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 captured Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and...

U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions; Tehran dismisses sanctions threat

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in...

Trump warned Tehran a U.S. attack was imminent, called for talks

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Iranian officials told Reuters on Friday that Tehran had received a message from U.S. President Donald Trump warning that a U.S. attack on Iran...

Iran shoots down U.S. military drone in Gulf region

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Iran has shot down a U.S. drone which the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday was flying over southern Iran, raising fears that a...

Turkey to push for trial of Egypt government over Mursi death

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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to try to ensure the Egyptian government is tried in international courts for the death of former...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...