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France steps up military presence along Syria-Iraq border

 France has expanded its military presence in Syria, joining the United States in its support for Kurdish militants that are accused of being used by ... Full story

Venezuela's Maduro receives support from Erdogan, Maradona ahead of vote

 The chorus of support for Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro is gathering more voices, with Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan and Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona ... Full story

Iraq election: Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr alliance set to win

 The Sairoon Alliance of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr is set to win Iraq's parliamentary elections in a remarkable comeback after being sidelined for years by ... Full story

US Navy to buy 7,000 rockets from UK arms maker

 The US Navy has awarded British weapons manufacturer BAE Systems a $175 million contract to produce more than 7,000 laser-guided rockets. Dubbed advanced precision kill weapon ... Full story

Wind, sandstorms kill at least 70 in India

 At least 70 people have been killed and over 100 injured after a fresh wave of violent sandstorms and thunderstorms battered India, officials said Monday. Winds ... Full story

Iraq holds its first parliamentary election since ISIS defeat

 Iraqis vote Saturday in the first parliamentary election since the country declared victory over ISIS. The balloting is expected to be a referendum on Prime ... Full story

US Navy jets begin sorties against ISIS in Syria from Mediterranean

 A US naval strike force led by aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman began sorties on May 3 against Islamic State in Syria, continuing missions ... Full story

Rights groups to bring legal action against France over arms sales to Saudi, UAE

Two human rights groups campaigning for a halt to French arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE say they are taking their case to ... Full story

Polling begins in Lebanon’s first parliamentary election in 9 years

 Polling began in Lebanon's parliamentary election on Sunday morning. It’s the first time the Lebanese are voting for a parliament in nine years. It is also ... Full story

Rohingya to be safe in areas 'designated' for them: Myanmar army chief

 Myanmar’s military chief claims that Rohingya Muslim refugees who return to the country will be safe as long as they stay in camp areas and ... Full story

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