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Egypt withdraws from U.S.-led anti-Iran ‘Arab NATO’: Report

RIYADH/WASHINGTON Egypt has pulled out of the U.S. effort to forge an “Arab NATO” with key Arab allies, according to four sources familiar with the decision, in a blow to the Trump administration’s strategy to contain Iranian power. Egypt conveyed its decision to the United States and other participants in …

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Historic water levels at Iraq reservoirs and dams: Officials

SAMARRA (IRAQ) Water levels in Iraq’s reservoirs and dams have reached historic heights, officials have told AFP, with thousands of families facing possible displacement by more flooding. Weeks of rain compounded by melting snowcaps in neighbouring Turkey and Iran have almost filled Iraq’s four main reservoirs and swelled the Tigris …

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Islamic State recruit says many foreign fighters jailed or killed for trying to leave

RMEILAN (SYRIA) A Tajik man who joined Islamic State said many foreigners who enlisted in its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria were jailed or killed for trying to leave. The 28-year-old, who once drove a taxi in Moscow, said he handed himself over to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), …

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Snipers, starvation and death: Islamic State ‘caliphate’ ended in bloodbath

AL-HOL CAMP (SYRIA) Even when U.S. coalition air strikes and artillery paused for people to evacuate during lulls in fighting, the killing did not stop in Islamic State’s final enclave. Snipers in areas controlled by Syria’s government near the village of Baghouz picked off women and children fetching water from …

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Hezbollah chief Nasrallah condemns US decision on Iran Guards

BEIRUT The head of Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah on Wednesday condemned as foolish a US decision to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards a “terrorist group”, praising the elite force as a key regional power. Hezbollah was created at the initiative of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards during the Lebanese civil war after Israel …

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Iraq offers to try foreign Islamic State suspects, for a price

BAGHDAD Iraq has offered to put on trial hundreds of accused foreign jihadists in Baghdad in exchange for millions of dollars, potentially solving a legal conundrum for Western governments but sparking rights concerns. Western countries have been rocked by fierce public debate over whether to repatriate citizens who joined the …

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Iraqi counter-terrorism force destroys holdout Islamic State media centre in north

BAGHDAD Iraq’s elite counter-terrorism force targeted Islamic State group holdouts Thursday in the northern region of Hamreen, including a media centre, more than a year after the country declared IS vanquished. Although they no longer hold territory, IS sleeper cells were believed to be hiding out in vast deserts and …

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Avenatti indicted on theft, fraud, other charges

LOS ANGELES Michael Avenatti, the flamboyant lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal battle with US President Donald Trump, has been indicted on charges of theft, fraud and tax evasion, authorities said Thursday. Prosecutors say Avenatti stole millions of dollars from his own clients and kept millions …

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