Australia and UAE to explore deeper defense ties, Aus$1 bn in sales
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Australia and UAE to explore deeper defense ties, Aus$1 bn in sales

Abu Dhabi: Australia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will explore closer defense ties after a meeting on Sunday between a senior Australian government minister and Abu Dhabi…

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Iraqi forces make territorial gains against Daesh around Mosul
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Iraqi forces make territorial gains against Daesh around Mosul

Commander of Nineveh Liberation Operation Lieutenant General Abdul Amir Yarallah said on Sunday that security personnel had regained control over Kantirah and Abyadh villages south of Albu Seif village on the outskirts of Mosul,…

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UN envoy to Syria questions US role in resolving Syria crisis
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UN envoy to Syria questions US role in resolving Syria crisis

De Mistura made the remarks in the 53rd Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of top diplomats and defense officials, on Sunday, the last day of the summit…

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Israel, Jordan, Egypt, US held failed clandestine peace summit: Report
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Israel, Jordan, Egypt, US held failed clandestine peace summit: Report

In an exclusive report, the Israeli Haaretz newspaper, citing unnamed senior officials in former US President Barack Obama’s administration, announced the news on Sunday, adding that the three…

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Iraq launches operation against Daesh west of Mosul
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Iraq launches operation against Daesh west of Mosul

They swiftly retook two villages and set their sights on Mosul airport, which lies just south of the city, marking a new phase in the offensive, Iraq’s largest…

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Mosul assault: Iraq troops make headway against IS
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Mosul assault: Iraq troops make headway against IS

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Iraqi forces bombarded IS positions ahead of the advance Iraqi government forces have seized several villages as they move towards an assault on…

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350,000 children trapped in west Mosul: Save the Children
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350,000 children trapped in west Mosul: Save the Children

LONDON: Around 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, Save the Children warned on Sunday as Iraqi forces launched a fresh offensive on jihadists defending the strategic city.…

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Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts — monitors, medic
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Syrian government forces press attack on Damascus outskirts — monitors, medic

BEIRUT: Syrian government forces fired rockets at a rebel-held area on Damascus’s outskirts on Sunday, pressing an attack that began the day before and has killed up to…

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UN Syria envoy cautious on upcoming Geneva talks
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UN Syria envoy cautious on upcoming Geneva talks

MUNICH: The United Nations envoy to Syria said on Sunday talks to be held from Feb. 23 in Geneva would aim to see if there was a window…

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Sudan’s president accompanies UAE’s rulers to defense show
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Sudan’s president accompanies UAE’s rulers to defense show

ABU DHABI: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has accompanied two of the United Arab Emirates’ most-powerful rulers to a defense show. Al-Bashir was flanked by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince…

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