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Libya’s jihadist challenge to last beyond Sirte defeat

Libya’s jihadist challenge to last beyond Sirte defeat

The grand ambitions scrawled on a wall near the Libyan city of Sirte's Mediterranean sea front look fanciful now: "Islamic…
US withdraws staff from Saudi Arabia dedicated to Yemen planning

US withdraws staff from Saudi Arabia dedicated to Yemen planning

The US military has withdrawn from Saudi Arabia its personnel who were coordinating with the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen,…
Turkey’s Erdogan links coup suspects, PKK to bomb attacks

Turkey’s Erdogan links coup suspects, PKK to bomb attacks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday accused followers of a U.S.-based Islamic cleric he blames for last month's coup attempt…
Saudi-led coalition says it regrets MSF decision to evacuate staff from Yemen

Saudi-led coalition says it regrets MSF decision to evacuate staff from Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition expressed deep regret over a decision by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to evacuate staff from northern Yemen…
Palestinians take tentative step towards local elections

Palestinians take tentative step towards local elections

Palestinian political parties began registering candidates for municipal elections on Wednesday, the first step in years towards a democratic vote…
US assessing if Russian use of Iran base violates UN resolution

US assessing if Russian use of Iran base violates UN resolution

The United States is looking at whether Russia has violated a U.N. Security Council resolution on military dealings with Tehran…
Turkey set to release 38,000 prisoners, makes space in jails after coup

Turkey set to release 38,000 prisoners, makes space in jails after coup

Turkey will release some 38,000 prisoners under a penal reform announced on Wednesday as the arrests of tens of thousands…
Civil war costs Yemen US$14 billion in damage and economic losses: report

Civil war costs Yemen US$14 billion in damage and economic losses: report

The cost from damage to infrastructure and economic losses in Yemen's civil war is more than US$14 billion so far,…
Air strike on MSF hospital in Yemen kills at least 11: aid group

Air strike on MSF hospital in Yemen kills at least 11: aid group

A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a hospital operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres in northern Yemen on Monday, killing at…
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