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Islamic State strengthens control in Syria
The seizure of the Tabqa airbase highlights the Islamic State's consolidation of power in eastern Syria, analysts say.
Last updated: 27 Aug 2014 09:29 GMT
Does Afghanistan need a unity government?
The US-brokered unity government in Afghanistan does not bode well for the future stability of the country.
Last updated: 24 Aug 2014 12:47 GMT
Islamic State renews push for Iraq oil field
At least three Iraqi forces killed as Islamic State fighters target Baiji oil refinery north of capital Baghdad.
Last updated: 24 Aug 2014 12:30 GMT
Ukrainians seethe over slow-paced reforms
Frustration grows in Kiev as pledges to end corruption and abuse of power stagnate after Maidan Square protest.
Last updated: 22 Aug 2014 08:54 GMT
Lebanon's media freedoms at risk
Media rights groups, bloggers and journalists say ambiguous laws may be an affront to free speech in Lebanon.
Last updated: 22 Aug 2014 08:19 GMT
The outlaw state of Israel, part II
Unconditional US support for the state of Israel has precluded a peace settlement and destabilised the Middle East.
Last updated: 21 Aug 2014 13:33 GMT
Who are the Houthis in Yemen?
Thousands of Houthi supporters have called for the fall of Yemen's government. But what do the Houthis really want?
Saeed Al Batati
Last updated: 21 Aug 2014 12:03 GMT
The outlaw state of Israel, part I
Since 1948 Israel has drawn a long list of military aggression, human rights violations and war crimes.
Last updated: 20 Aug 2014 13:30 GMT
Iran minister dismissal deals blow to Rouhani
Science minister accused of backing pro-Western voices at universities dismissed in vote of no confidence.
Last updated: 20 Aug 2014 12:49 GMT
Iraq army advances towards rebel-held Tikrit
Government forces launch operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State fighters day after Mosul dam is recaptured.
Last updated: 19 Aug 2014 16:40 GMT
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Gaza: Nowhere to hide
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Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
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Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Migrants in Italy: Arrival and survival
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
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In Pictures: Gaza celebrates long-term truce
Palestinians welcomed a long-term ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas, which put a stop to seven weeks of bombings.
In Pictures: Kashmir's spinning trouble
Traditional art suffers as widows in Kashmir conflict are paid by the government at less than the cost of wool.
Rehabilitating South Africa's ex-prisoners
For many former prisoners, life outside of prison is fraught with difficulties, including joblessness and social stigma.
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