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Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out deploying ‘a hell of a lot more’ soldiers in the future.

Clashes in northwest Syria kill 35 fighters: monitor

Clashes in northwest Syria kill 35 fighters: monitor

Clashes on the edge of a militant bastion in northwestern Syria have killed 35 fighters in 24 hours, a monitor said Monday, after regime bombardment on the region devastated health services.

More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

An escalation in attacks on northwest Syria has displaced more than 150,000 people in the past week, the UN said on Tuesday, as the regime and Russia stepped up bombardment.

Four dead, 20 wounded in Tripoli air raids: unity govt

Four dead, 20 wounded in Tripoli air raids: unity govt

Air raids by the self-styled Libyan National Army against the capital on Saturday night killed four people and wounded 20 others, Libya's internationally recognised unity government said.

Moscow 'thinking' of simplifying nationality process for all Ukraine: Putin

Moscow 'thinking' of simplifying nationality process for all Ukraine: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday Moscow was ‘thinking’ of making it easier for all Ukrainians to obtain Russian citizenship after the Kremlin moved to grant passports in the country's separatist east, causing uproar in Kiev.

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents: UN

Afghan civilians are for the first time being killed in greater numbers by US and pro-government forces than by the Taliban and other insurgent groups, a UN report released Wednesday revealed.

At least 264 dead in battle for Libya capital: WHO

At least 264 dead in battle for Libya capital: WHO

At least 264 people have been killed and 1,266 wounded, including civilians, in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar to seize Libya's capital Tripoli, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

Day flights to resume at Libya capital's airport

Day flights to resume at Libya capital's airport

Day-time flights will resume at Tripoli's only functioning airport after it was closed to all but night-time traffic earlier this month for ‘security reasons’, Libyan airport authorities said Monday.

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Afghan women go online to set #myredline for peace

Kobra Samim, who rides for Afghanistan's national cycling team, wrote on Facebook that women's participation in sport is her ‘red line’ as the US tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban.

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

Afghan communications ministry attacked, seven killed

At least seven people were killed in an attack on the Afghan communications ministry in central Kabul on Saturday

UN envoy to Libya warns of 'conflagration'

UN envoy to Libya warns of 'conflagration'

The UN's Libya envoy warned Thursday of ‘a widening conflagration’ in the North African country, saying international divisions had encouraged strongman Khalifa Haftar to launch his assault on Tripoli.

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq moves to ban online game PUBG for 'inciting violence'

Iraq's parliament on Wednesday voted unanimously to ban the popular but brutal online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for ‘inciting violence’ in the war-torn country.