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Members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards gunned down in attack on parade

Members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards gunned down in attack on parade

Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.

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Gunmen kill dozens in attack on military parade in Iran
Mass shooting

Gunmen kill dozens in attack on military parade in Iran

Gunmen fired on a military parade in south-western Iran on Saturday in one of the worst attacks on the elite Revolutionary Guards.

  • by Michael Georgy
Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif freed from jail
Pakistan

Ousted Pakistan PM Sharif freed from jail

The dramatic release comes almost two months after Sharif's party lost the election in a vote that his party claimed was rigged.

  • by Asif Shahzad & Saad Sayeed
'Accidental': Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria
Syria

'Accidental': Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syria forces responding to an Israeli airstrike.

  • by Nataliya Vasilyeva
Syria's Idlib spared attack, Turkey to send in more troops after deal with Russia
Syria

Syria's Idlib spared attack, Turkey to send in more troops after deal with Russia

The deal will create a new demilitarised zone from which "radical" rebels must withdraw by the middle of next month.

  • by Tulay Karadeniz & Suleiman Al-Khalidi
Russian aircraft with 14 on board disappears off Syria's coast
War

Russian aircraft with 14 on board disappears off Syria's coast

The military said the plane disappeared as four Israeli fighter jets were attacking targets in the area.

  • by Christian Lowe
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Syrian TV reports suspected Israeli strikes on state company
Syria

Syrian TV reports suspected Israeli strikes on state company

Loud explosions shook Syria's coastal province of Latakia late on Monday, sending orange flames into the sky.

Ancient sphinx discovered in Egypt, archaeologists reveal
Egypt

Ancient sphinx discovered in Egypt, archaeologists reveal

The statue of a human head and a lion's body was found in the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan during work to protect the site from groundwater.

US-backed forces storm IS village in east Syria as Israel hits Damascus
Syria

US-backed forces storm IS village in east Syria as Israel hits Damascus

Despite losing most of the territory it held between Iraq and Syria since its peak in 2014, the jihadist IS remains a disruptive force in both countries.

  • by Bassem Mroue
Standing up to the bully: can Australia lead the way?
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Gaza Strip

Standing up to the bully: can Australia lead the way?

Trump abhors multilateral bodies and agreements, believing that bilateral arrangements can and will give the United States the "win" every time.

  • by Maher Mughrabi
The pending bloodletting in Syria may only be the end of the beginning
Syria

The pending bloodletting in Syria may only be the end of the beginning

Two impending battles in Syria may mark the end of major military operations in the civil war, but may not end the violence

  • by Nick O'Malley