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Soldiers loyal to Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi ride at the back of a pick-up truck during a parade in Yemen's northern province of Marib on Monday. Picture: REUTERS

Islamic State claims deadly suicide bombing in Yemen

Dozens have died in the attack on an army recruitment centre in Aden, some of them crushed by collapsed buildings

Turkey aims at Kurds in Syria thrust

STANDING GUARD: Turkish soldiers guard near the Turkish-Syrian border. Islamic State militants captured part of a hill overlooking the besieged Kurdish town of Kobane on Syria's border with Turkey. Picture: EPA

Turkish officials say their goal in Syria is ensuring Kurdish forces do not expand territory they already control and to drive IS militants from their strongholds

Iran executes nuclear scientist for spying for US

Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri flashes the victory sign as he arrives at the Imam Khomini Airport in Tehran, in 2010. REUTERS/RAHEB HOMAVANDI

Shahram Amiri said in 2010 he was held in the US for more than a year after being "kidnapped" at gunpoint in Saudi Arabia

Iranian nuclear ‘spy’ out on bail

Picture: ISTOCK

Iranian media outlets report that dual national, Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani, senior accountant involved in banking-related aspects of nuclear talks has been arrested for espionage

Who is fighting whom in Syria, and why?

A Free Syrian Army tank fires southwest of Aleppo, Syria, on August 2. Picture: REUTERS/ABDULRHMAN ISLAIL

Peaceful protests evolved into a complex war involving jihadists and global powers: here is a rundown of battle lines in a conflict that has claimed nearly 300,000 lives


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