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James Mattis: Some PYD/PKK shifting to Afrin

James Mattis says some fighters of the Kurdish-led SDF are shifting towards Afrin region to fight Turkish troops.

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Is Kavous Emami's suicide in Iran a cover-up'?

Rights groups call for independent probe on the circumstances behind the death of Kavous Seyed Emami while in detention.

Kavous Emami

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: 'Alive but wounded' in Syria

Iraqi intelligence chief says Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi suffered severe wounds to his legs in air raid but is alive in Syria.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Egypt kills 16 fighters in Sinai military operation

More than 60 targets destroyed in major military operation in the restive Sinai Peninsula, Egyptian army says.

Egyptian military vehicles

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Netanyahu: Air raids dealt serious blow to Iran, Syria

Netanyahu says Israel to 'continue to strike back' amid tensions over downing of warplane by Syrian government forces.

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Saudi scholar: Women need not wear abaya robes

Women should not be obliged to cover up in public with long garments, senior religious figure says.

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How does the US perceive Egypt's presidential race?

As Egypt gears for presidential elections, analysts say US 'weak' stance on Egypt policies will encourage 'terrorism'.

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UN chief calls for 'immediate' de-escalation in Syria

Antonio Guterres says international law must be respected by all in Syria and the region following Israeli air raids.

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Assad quietly aids YPG against Turkey

YPG depend on Assad regime to supply Afrin against Turkey, Assad relies on YPG for grain and oil to supply his forces.

Trucks are being transported

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Walk to Palestine: Activist to walk 5,000 kilometers

Benjamin Ladraa will walk 5,000km from Sweden to Palestine to raise awareness of the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Israeli officer fires a tear gas canister

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