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Saudi Arabia announces end to military campaign in Yemen
Saudi Arabia says it has achieved its goals against Houthi rebels in Yemen
Izzat al-Douri, Saddam Hussein's right-hand man, 'killed in shoot-out'
He was on the US military's most-wanted list: Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a former henchman of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, has reportedly been killed
Iraq: The battle for Ramadi
Iraqi forces reclaim government headquarters in battle for Tikrit
Iraqi troops helped by Shi'ite paramilitary fighters have reclaimed key areas of the Sunni city of Tikrit after battling Islamic State militants there for nearly a month.
Iraq: US-Iran tensions amid offensive to retake Tikrit from ISIL
The battle to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from ISIL militants was never going to be easy….but with the US and Iran on the same side, tensions are
Shi'ite militia and Iraqi troops continue push for Tikrit
Shi’ite militias, Iranian military advisers and some Sunni tribal fighters have continued helping the Iraqi army to retake Tikrit from ISIL fighters
Iraqi forces '72 hours' away from centre of ISIL-held Tikrit
Iraqi military officials say they expect to reach the centre of Tikrit in 72 hours. Backed by their mainly Shi’ite militia allies, forces have been
Boko Haram on the run as Nigerian army retakes Baga
Under the combined pressure of forces from Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria Islamic extremists Boko Haram are not having things all their own way. The
Iraqi operation to take Tikrit from ISIL 'on hold'
Iraqi security forces with Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia are camped outside the city, apparently awaiting reinforcements, as insurgents from the self-proclaimed Islamic State dig in.
Iraqi forces make gains against ISIL
Iraqi forces are making "rapid success" in their effort to retake Tikrit, according to the country's interior minister.
Iraq intensifies assault on ISIL stronghold, Tikrit
A 30,000-strong force of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen intensifies its assault on ISIL stronghold and Saddam Hussein's former hometown, Tikrit.
Iraqi forces pursue battle to retake Tikrit from ISIL militants
Iraqi soldiers and Shi’ite militiamen are pursuing efforts to retake Tikrit, the hometown of fallen dictator Saddam Hussein, now a stronghold of
Ukrainian troops say heavy weapons withdrawal would be 'a mistake'
Ukraine: Both sides agree to start heavy weapons pullback
Poroshenko proposes international peacekeepers for eastern Ukraine
Ukraine forces primed for fresh assaults as separatists mass around Debaltseve and Mariupol
Russian separatists have intensified assaults on Ukraine government forces on all fronts and appear to be massing troops and hardware for fresh
Chad forces mass on Nigeria border as France boosts fight against Boko Haram
France has sent military advisers to Niger’s southern border with Nigeria in an effort to boost the campaign by regional powers against the Islamist
Ukrainian artillery fire thwarts rebel plan to surround government troops in Debaltseve
International concern grows after fighting in Ukraine escalates
Diplomatic pressure is being brought to bear on both sides in Ukraine’s conflict after the weekend saw some of the worst fighting in recent months
Russia called upon to put pressure on rebels at Ukraine crisis talks in Berlin
Ukrainian soldiers claim to have wrested control of Donetsk airport from pro-Russian rebels
Airstrikes continue while Muslim parents worry at ISIL propaganda on home front
Local Iraqi medical sources say the latest airstrikes in Mosul against ISIL have killed a top commander, Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni. He governed the
Knocking on the roof caught on camera in Gaza
Caught on video for the first time is the practice of ‘knocking on the roof’. Courtesy of a video posted online by a source that has not be fully
NATO secretary general says chemical attacks in Syria "can't go unanswered"
NATO’s secretary general says chemical attacks in Syria “can’t go unanswered” – but distanced the alliance from getting involved. Anders Fogh
Razor wire risks of possible Western military action in Syria
Western warplanes have joined the macabre diplomatic dance around Syria. The Incirlik air base in Nato member Turkey, for instance, is seeing
The Blame Game: a history of using 'False Flags' to start conflicts
While Western countries debate their next move in response to the suspected chemical weapons use in Syria, the Bashar al-Assad regime continues to