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Iraq starts final push to liberate Mosul from ISIL extremists

After retaking eastern Mosul, US-backed Iraqi forces have begun the much more difficult battle for the western part of the city, in an all-out offensive to dislodge ISIL from its last major stronghold

After retaking eastern Mosul, US-backed Iraqi forces have begun the much more difficult battle for the western part of the city, in an all-out offensive to dislodge ISIL from its last major stronghold

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Central African nations warn Trump reform could lead to conflict

A coalition of 12 African countries has sounded the alarm that a possible US reform to rules on “conflict minerals” could create violence in Africa

A coalition of 12 African countries has sounded the alarm that a possible US reform to rules on “conflict minerals” could create violence in Africa

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Iraqi agriculture in ruins as ISIL leaves trail of destruction

As the battle to rout ISIL from Iraq reaches its bloody crescendo, the world can catch a glimpse at the militant group leaves in its wake.

As the battle to rout ISIL from Iraq reaches its bloody crescendo, the world can catch a glimpse at the militant group leaves in its wake.

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Battle for al-Bab hots up as four forces converge on ISIL-held Syrian town

With all the protagonists in the Syrian conflict facing each other in al-Bab, anti-ISIL forces are struggling to maintain unity as they attempt to retake the town from the Islamic militants.

With all the protagonists in the Syrian conflict facing each other in al-Bab, anti-ISIL forces are struggling to maintain unity as they attempt to retake the town from the Islamic militants.

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The families in Aleppo trying to rebuild their lives

A month and a half after Aleppo was recaptured by the government whole streets are littered with the debris of war.

A month and a half after Aleppo was recaptured by the government whole streets are littered with the debris of war.

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Tensions flare on Israel-Gaza border

A group affiliated with the so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for firing rockets towards Israel from Egypt.

A group affiliated with the so-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for firing rockets towards Israel from Egypt.

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Is renewed fighting in Ukraine linked to Trump taking office?

Heavy fighting flared up recently in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian soldiers. But is it linked to Donald Trump's taking office?

Heavy fighting flared up recently in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian soldiers. But is it linked to Donald Trump's taking office?

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Syrian rebels close in on ISIL town in Aleppo Province

Amateur video purports to show Syrian rebels clashing with Islamic State forces in the town of al-Bab in Aleppo Province, as the Turkish military says rebels supported by Turkish armed forces seize co

Amateur video purports to show Syrian rebels clashing with Islamic State forces in the town of al-Bab in Aleppo Province, as the Turkish military says rebels supported by Turkish armed forces seize co

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UN launches Yemen aid appeal in bid to avert famine

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

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Separatist commander killed in east Ukraine

A key commander of the Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine, Mikhail Tolstykh has been killed.

A key commander of the Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine, Mikhail Tolstykh has been killed.

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Life after ISIL in eastern Mosul

People are showing off the effects of life under the so-called Islamic State and explaining what happened in eastern Mosul.

People are showing off the effects of life under the so-called Islamic State and explaining what happened in eastern Mosul.

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War-weary Mosul residents scramble for aid

Residents of eastern Mosul, the part of the Iraqi city recaptured from ISIL by government forces, continue to suffer a lack of basic necessities.

Residents of eastern Mosul, the part of the Iraqi city recaptured from ISIL by government forces, continue to suffer a lack of basic necessities.

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Fighting in east Ukraine surges

The latest casualties add to the estimated 10,000 already killed in the three-year battle over territory near the Ukraine-Russia border.

The latest casualties add to the estimated 10,000 already killed in the three-year battle over territory near the Ukraine-Russia border.

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Yemen has 'only 3 months supply' of some key food stocks

Yemen has only around three months supply of wheat stocks and could see similar shortages of other food grains such as rice.

Yemen has only around three months supply of wheat stocks and could see similar shortages of other food grains such as rice.

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Iraq: war of attrition on front line of battle for Mosul

The battle for Mosul is said to be entering a critical phase as Iraqi special forces try to drive ISIL fighters out of key positions on the west bank of the Tigris…

The battle for Mosul is said to be entering a critical phase as Iraqi special forces try to drive ISIL fighters out of key positions on the west bank of the Tigris…

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Mixed signals from Syria peace talks in Astana

Signs of progress as well as stumbling blocks are emerging from the talks in Kazakhstan, aimed at ending Syria's civil war.

Signs of progress as well as stumbling blocks are emerging from the talks in Kazakhstan, aimed at ending Syria's civil war.