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Iraq says nearly 560 killed in anti-government unrest

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The Iraqi government said on Thursday that nearly 560 protesters and security forces were killed in months of anti-government unrest that erupted last year. Prime...

Bombing kills 18 in Afghanistan on eve of Eid ceasefire

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At least 18 people, including Afghan security forces personnel, were killed in a suspected car-bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday, hours before a three-day...

US slaps sanctions on Syria in push for Assad to end war

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The United States on Wednesday imposed new sanctions aimed at cutting off funds for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government and warned that anyone doing...

UN says nearly 3 500 Afghans killed or hurt in first half of 2020

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More than 1 280 Afghan civilians have been killed in the first six months of the year as fighting rages in Afghanistan despite a...

Jordan says detained union leaders sought to wreak havoc in country

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Jordan said on Sunday it had detained opposition union leaders to prevent a campaign of protests that would have paralysed essential government services as...

US envoy condemns Afghan airstrikes against Taliban as civilians among 45 killed

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Afghan government forces killed 45 people, including civilians, in airstrikes against Taliban fighters in a western province bordering Iran on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from...

Syria goes to the polls as new sanctions hit war-ravaged economy

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Syria held a parliamentary election on Sunday, gripped by a collapsing economy and new US sanctions after President Bashar al-Assad clawed back control of...

Yemeni Houthis say they hit Saudi oil facility in drone, missile attack

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Yemeni Houthi forces hit a large oil facility in the southern Saudi Arabian city of Jizan in drone and missile attacks overnight, a Houthi...

Advisor’s killing deepens Iraqi leader’s face-off with militias

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Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi talked tough after the killing of a high-profile analyst and government advisor, pledging to hunt down his assailants and...

Pompeo says US seized Iranian weapons on way to Houthi rebels in Yemen

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that US and partner forces seized a boat in June carrying Iranian weapons to Houthi...

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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...