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Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq | Seumas Milne

The sectarian terror group wont be defeated by the western states that incubated it in the first place The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday MI6 had cooperated with the CIA […]

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CIA director: Russia loves to meddle and ‘stick it to America’

Mike Pompeo describes the US-Russia relationship as complicated but hopes there will be areas where they can cooperate The CIA director, Mike Pompeo, said on Thursday that Russia had no plans to leave Syria and would continue to try to meddle in US affairs to stick it to America. He […]

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‘We lost our houses, our cars, our men’: call to protect Mosul civilians

Human rights organisations call for Iraqi government to protect innocent people and investigate civilian deaths Mosuls civilians remain at grave risk and have endured a catastrophic ordeal, human rights organisations have said as they urge the Iraqi government to take steps to protect innocent people and investigate large-scale civilian deaths […]

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Saudi security foils terror plot targeting Mecca Grand Mosque and pilgrims

Suspect blows himself up as interior ministry blames evil and corrupt self-serving schemes managed from abroad Saudi Arabian security forces have foiled a terror plot targeting the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, exchanging gunfire with one of the suspects who blew himself up inside a home […]

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Why deadly Kabul bombing is crisis for all of Afghanistan | Emma Graham-Harrison

Rise in attacks on Kabul after years of citys relative security a huge threat to the government, economy and civil society For years the Afghan capital was an island of relative security in a country battered by a rising tide of violence. Afghanistan Analysts Network. Afghanistan is a place that […]

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