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Iraq’s PM rejects call to dissolve Shia militia

Iraq’s PM rejects call to dissolve Shia militia

Haidar al-Abadi, Iraqi prime minister, has rejected a call by Muqtada al-Sadr, the powerful Iraqi Shia leader, to dissolve a controversial militia involved in battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the…

Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan clash: reports

Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan clash: reports

At least 40 Taliban fighters have been killed in a gun battle with Afghan security forces that lasted for 12 hours in the southern Helmand province, according to local media…

Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

Qatar to approve permanent residency for some expats

Qatar plans to allow some expatriates to obtain permanent residency, state news agency reported, in the first move of its kind among Gulf Arab states. A draft law approved at…

Syrians leave Lebanon border area after Hezbollah truce

Syrians leave Lebanon border area after Hezbollah truce

Buses carrying Syrians began leaving refugee camps in the Lebanese border area of Jroud Arsal on Wednesday under a truce deal between Hezbollah and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham fighters. Thousands of Syrians,…

‘Horrific carnage’: Dozens dead in Herat mosque attack

‘Horrific carnage’: Dozens dead in Herat mosque attack

A suicide attack at a packed Shia mosque in the western Afghan province of Herat has killed at least 30 worshippers and injured 63 more, officials said. More than 60 people are believed…

Hundreds flee Saudi security operation in Qatif

Hundreds flee Saudi security operation in Qatif

Hundreds of people have fled a town in Qatif governorate in eastern Saudi Arabia, where government forces are fighting Shia Muslim gunmen, activists and Saudi media reported on Tuesday. Fighting has intensified in…

Parliament to elect prime minister after Sharif debacle

Parliament to elect prime minister after Sharif debacle

Pakistani politicians are set to elect an interim prime minister following the dismissal of Nawaz Sharif. The outgoing prime minister lost his post after Supreme Court judges disqualified him over…

Hundreds to face judges in Turkey’s biggest coup trial

Hundreds to face judges in Turkey’s biggest coup trial

Turkey is set to hold its largest trial over the July 2016 coup attempt, with nearly 500 people set to appear in court. The suspects, who are to stand trial on…

After 15 years of war in Afghanistan, US is not winning

After 15 years of war in Afghanistan, US is not winning

By Ali Younes : A new quarterly report published by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) shows the US has failed to account for hundreds of billions of dollars it spent on…

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