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Year On, Aleppo is Licking its Wounds

The streets of Kalasseh, a neighbourhood of Aleppo formerly held by rebels, are jammed with traffic again and its pavements are packed with people and overflowing market stalls.

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N. Korea Weapons 'Sprint' Revives Spectre of Nuclear Exchange

North Korea's sprint towards full-fledged nuclear statehood accelerated sharply in 2017, raising fears about a devastating atomic exchange to levels not seen since the Cold War.

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Defeated Militarily in 2017, IS Remains a Global Threat

The year 2017 saw significant destruction to the Islamic State (IS), which lost almost all of its self-proclaimed "Caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, but experts warn the group is adapting and continues to be a threat.

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Iraq Since the US-Led Invasion of 2003

US-led forces invaded Saddam Hussein's Iraq in 2003 after claims it was harbouring weapons of mass destruction.

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30 Years since First Palestinian Intifada Erupted

Thirty years ago, on December 9, 1987, the first intifada or popular Palestinian uprising broke out, inflaming the occupied territories for six years.

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Trump's Jerusalem Move Brings Little Change, Big Risk

U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital may bring little immediate concrete change but risks sparking another round of violence in a conflict that has lasted decades.

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Jerusalem: City of Prayer and Conflict

U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday in a move that upturns decades of precedent and runs counter to international consensus.

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Yemen since Saleh's Departure

A timeline of the conflict in Yemen since a 2011 uprising that toppled president Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose former Huthi rebel allies said Monday had been killed.

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Prodigal Son: Saleh Saudi Overture Tips Yemen Balance

The prodigal son has returned: strongman Ali Abdullah Saleh's political swivel towards Riyadh could change the face and future of the war in Yemen, isolating his onetime allies the Huthis.

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Yemen Rebel Alliance Teeters as Strongman Turns to Saudis

The rebel alliance controlling Yemen's capital appeared to be crumbling Saturday as a strongman opposed to the internationally recognised government reached out to the Saudi-led coalition fighting the insurgents.

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