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A Year of Protest in Iraq

Anti-government protests that erupted in Iraq a year ago lasted several months before being crushed, at a cost of 560 lives and 30,000 injured.

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Armenia and Azerbaijan: A Decades-long Bloody Rivalry

Armenia and Azerbaijan, two ex-Soviet republics in the Caucasus, are locked in a decades-long territorial dispute with deadly fighting erupting Sunday.

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Egypt's Nasser Still a Polarising Figure, 50 Years on

Fifty years since Gamal Abdel Nasser's death, controversy over the legacy of the charismatic Egyptian president who championed Arab unity lives on in Egypt as deep divisions beset the Middle East.

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Last Stand in Yemen as Battle for Oil-rich Province Rages

Hadi Ahmed wearily sets up a tent in Yemen's Marib province, after fleeing fighting yet again in the government's last northern stronghold which is under intense pressure from Huthi rebels.

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Emirates, Bahrain: Normalising Ties with Israel

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are due on Tuesday to sign at the White House historic deals normalising ties with Israel, the third and fourth Arab countries to do so.

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Israel, Gulf States Accord Charts New Era for Middle East

A new era for the Middle East will be charted Tuesday when the UAE and Bahrain sign agreements to recognise Israel, in a move that shatters the Arab world's consensus on the Palestinian cause.

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Isolated Palestinians in Search of New Allies

The Palestinian cause has long cemented ties between Middle East nations with divergent interests, but amid shifting regional alliances they are increasingly isolated and in need of new friends, analysts say.

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Afghanistan Talks: Bitter Foes with Incompatible Goals

Peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators offer no easy route to bridging deep ideological divides and resolving the bitter legacy of two decades of war.

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Trump Racks Up Foreign Policy Wins -- amid Gaping Holes

With elections fast approaching, President Donald Trump has quickly racked up a string of foreign policy achievements to showcase, even as progress remains elusive on his major goals.

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Iraq-US Relations since 2003

Key dates in relations between Iraq and the United States, which invaded in 2003, before withdrawing in 2011, only to return three years later to battle the Islamic State group.

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