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Peace activists sign key pact in South Korea

A key agreement has been in South Korea by representatives of 172 nations, including Bahrain, in a bid to end war and establish world peace. The Unity of Religion Agreement, put forward as part of the three-day Summit for the Worl

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Gaza faces huge challenges to rebuild after war

Fifty days of war in one of the most densely-populated parts of the world have left swathes of Gaza in ruins. With the economy reeling under an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, the enclave now faces an almost impossible task of rebuilding.

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US 'fuelling cold war in Mideast’: expert

An emerging regional cold war is a direct result of changing US foreign policies towards the Middle East, according to a leading expert. International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) consulting senior fellow for the Middle E

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Syria death toll tops 190,000 in 3 years

More than 191,000 people were killed in the first three years of Syria's civil war, a UN report said on Friday, and the world body's human rights envoy rebuked leading powers for failing to halt what she branded a "wholly avoidable

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Trapped in Gaza, young people dream of a better life

After spending most of the month-long Gaza war trapped at home watching the news for hours, Palestinian Salam Al-Bayid returned to her university for the first time on Thursday to find the administration building with its facade in pieces.

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Iran hints at bigger role in Iraq war against militants

Iran is ready to help Iraq fight an armed revolt using the same methods it deployed against opposition forces in Syria, an Iranian general said, suggesting Tehran is offering to take a larger role in battling Sunni militias threatening Baghdad.

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UN warns of wider sectarian war across Iraq, Syria

The Middle East appears on the brink of wider sectarian war engulfing Iraq and Syria with radical Islamist insurgents wantonly kidnapping, torturing and killing civilians, UN human rights investigators said in a report on Tuesday.

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War-ravaged Syria facing worst wheat crop in 40 years

War and drought have crippled Syria's wheat crop, with some experts now forecasting output of the staple food could fall to around a third of pre-war levels, and possibly even below 1 million tonnes for the first time in 40 years.

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Syria's war creeps into Assad's coastal sanctuary

For three years, residents of Syria's Mediterranean provinces have watched from their coastal sanctuary as civil war raging further inland tore the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating historic cities.

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China draws red line on North Korea

China declared a "red line" on North Korea on Saturday, saying that China will not permit chaos or war on the Korean peninsula, and that peace can only come through denuclearization. China is North Korea's most impor

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