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Iraq army claims fresh gains against ISIL
Iraqi ministry of defence says military recaptures 30 villages close to Baghdad from ISIL fighters.
Last updated: 03 Oct 2014 10:51 GMT
Deadly suicide bombings in Iraq
At least seven dead in wave of bombings in Anbar and Salaheddin as violence continues.
Last updated: 05 Oct 2013 00:45 GMT
Syrian army 'laying mines on Lebanese border'
Mines claim attributed to unnamed Lebanese official as eight more Syrians are reportedly killed.
Last updated: 28 Oct 2011 04:28 GMT
Syrian protesters 'killed' after Eid prayers
Seven people reportedly shot dead by security forces at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Last updated: 30 Aug 2011 09:27 GMT
Syrian forces 'kill six' in crackdown
Activists say many others wounded in fresh offensive amid reports of 'widespread defections' by Syrian forces.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2011 21:33 GMT
Syria forces surround town after 'defections'
Troops backed by tanks deployed around Rastan after "tens of soldiers" from the area reportedly defected.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2011 12:11 GMT
Several die in Iraq suicide bombing
Attack in city of Heet, west of Baghdad, targets police checkpoint.
Last updated: 31 May 2008 22:13 GMT
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UK charity crackdown riles Syria aid workers
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Abandonment of 'Bring Back Our Girls'
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
A soft approach to returning British fighters
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
Austrian youth flocking to ISIL
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
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In the battle of papal politics, Pope Francis will triumph
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An intellectual giant: Ali Mazrui (1933-2014)
Unmasking Turkey's ISIL strategy
Palestine moves towards post-Oslo phase
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