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Gunmen open fire at anti-govt demonstrators in Baghdad's Khilani Square; 15 including two policemen killed, 60 wounded
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Gunmen open fire at anti-govt demonstrators in Baghdad's Khilani Square; 15 including two policemen killed, 60 wounded

The attack came a day after a string of suspicious stabbing incidents targeting demonstrators left at least 13 wounded in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submits resignation amid mounting pressure from mass anti-govt protests
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Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submits resignation amid mounting pressure from mass anti-govt protests

Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 others wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submitted his resignation to parliament

Iraqi forces shoot dead 40 anti-govt protesters in 24 hours as violence spirals in Baghdad after the burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf
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Iraqi forces shoot dead 40 anti-govt protesters in 24 hours as violence spirals in Baghdad after the burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf

Security forces shot dead 40 anti-government protesters during 24 hours of bloodshed amid spiralling violence in the capital and Iraq’s south, security and medical officials said Thursday, one day after an Iranian consulate was torched

Iraqi forces shoot dead 14 protesters, authorities impose curfew in aftermath of burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf
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Iraqi forces shoot dead 14 protesters, authorities impose curfew in aftermath of burning of Iranian consulate in Najaf

The torching of the consulate in Najaf, the southern holy city, escalated violence in Iraq after weeks of mass demonstrations that aim to bring down a government seen as corrupt and backed by Tehran

Iraq protests: 18 killed, hundreds injured as masked security forces open fire on protesters in Shiite holy city of Karbala
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Iraq protests: 18 killed, hundreds injured as masked security forces open fire on protesters in Shiite holy city of Karbala

Iraqi security forces wearing masks and black plainclothes opened fire at protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala in Iraq on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds

Saudi Arabia security forces kill eight militants in raid on suspected hideout in Kingdom's restive Eastern Province
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Saudi Arabia security forces kill eight militants in raid on suspected hideout in Kingdom's restive Eastern Province

The Interior Ministry said security forces launched a raid against a suspected militant hideout on the island of Tarot, Saudi Arabia.

Kabul blasts: At least 20 including two journalists killed in twin explosions at wrestling club; Islamic State claims responsibility
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Kabul blasts: At least 20 including two journalists killed in twin explosions at wrestling club; Islamic State claims responsibility

A spokesman at the interior ministry said at least 20 people were killed and another 70 wounded in the blasts. An Afghan security source confirmed the casualty toll. Civilians and members of the security forces also were among the dead and wounded.

Two attacks in Afghanistan kill 92: Suicide blast in Kabul claims 48 lives; Taliban assault in Baghlan kills 44 policemen
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Two attacks in Afghanistan kill 92: Suicide blast in Kabul claims 48 lives; Taliban assault in Baghlan kills 44 policemen

Taliban attack on an Afghan military outpost killed up to 44 policemen and soldiers, while a separate suicide blast in Kabul killed at least 48 people as a relentless wave of violence continued across Afghanistan

Bus carrying children attacked in Yemen's Saada leave dozens dead, many injured; Saudi-led coalition blamed
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Bus carrying children attacked in Yemen's Saada leave dozens dead, many injured; Saudi-led coalition blamed

The Huthi rebels' Al Masirah TV reported that 39 people had been killed and 51 wounded, "mostly children". It accused the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Shiite rebels on the side of the government of hitting the bus in an air strike.

Baghdad blast: Explosion in arms depot in Sadr city near Shia mosque kills 16, leaves 12 injured
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Baghdad blast: Explosion in arms depot in Sadr city near Shia mosque kills 16, leaves 12 injured

At least 16 people were killed and dozens injured after an arms depot exploded in the Sadr City district of the Iraqi capital on Thursday

Mohammed bin Salman's US visit: Ambitious Saudi crown prince aims at strengthening ties with Washington
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Mohammed bin Salman's US visit: Ambitious Saudi crown prince aims at strengthening ties with Washington

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman doesn't do things by halves, and his meeting with President Donald Trump is just the beginning of a three-week US tour

Afghanistan: Suicide bomber strikes Shiite area in Kabul, at least seven people killed in attack
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Afghanistan: Suicide bomber strikes Shiite area in Kabul, at least seven people killed in attack

A suicide bomber on foot blew himself up in Kabul's Shiite area on Friday, killing at least seven people, officials said, in the latest attack in the Afghan capital

Car bomb kills 5 in southern Yemen; Islamic State claims responsibility
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Car bomb kills 5 in southern Yemen; Islamic State claims responsibility

Yemeni witnesses and officials say a powerful car bomb struck a government building in the southern port city of Aden, killing five people and wounding 12.

As Iran-Saudi Arabia 'Cold War' escalates, a look at what could happen next
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As Iran-Saudi Arabia 'Cold War' escalates, a look at what could happen next

From a Yemeni missile attack to the resignation of Lebanon's prime minister, the "Cold War" between the West Asia rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has been heating up

US, Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of supplying ballistic missiles to Shiite rebels in Yemen
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US, Saudi Arabia accuse Iran of supplying ballistic missiles to Shiite rebels in Yemen

Both Saudi Arabia and the US now accuse Iran of supplying ballistic missiles to Shiite rebels in Yemen, including one that targeted the kingdom's capital of Riyadh and its international airport.

Shiite pilgrims in Iraq's Karbala hail 'revenge' against IS
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Shiite pilgrims in Iraq's Karbala hail 'revenge' against IS

Almost 20 million Shiites converge on Karbala each year for Arbaeen, many on foot and others on chartered buses, from across Iraq and abroad, especially neighbouring Iran.

Foreigners who joined Islamic State face almost certain death in last stand in Raqqa
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Foreigners who joined Islamic State face almost certain death in last stand in Raqqa

The forces fighting the remnants of the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria have tacit instructions on dealing with the foreigners who joined the extremist group by the thousands: Kill them on the battlefield

Rex Tillerson pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq to counter Iran, promotes Trump administration's goal
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Rex Tillerson pushes Saudi Arabia, Iraq to counter Iran, promotes Trump administration's goal

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday promoted a Trump administration goal of uniting Saudi Arabia and Iraq in common cause to counter Iran's growing assertiveness in the Middle East

Kabul attack: 30 killed, 45 injured in suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Afghanistan
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Kabul attack: 30 killed, 45 injured in suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45

Iranian police seizes 100,000 fake Iraq visas, arrest six ahead of November's Shiite pilgrimage of Arbaeen
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Iranian police seizes 100,000 fake Iraq visas, arrest six ahead of November's Shiite pilgrimage of Arbaeen

Iranian police have seized 100,000 fake visas for Iraq and made six arrests ahead of the huge annual Shiite pilgrimage of Arbaeen in November, newspapers reported.