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Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week

Iran, Russia, Turkey leaders to hold Syria summit next week Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin will next week host Turkish and Iranian counterparts Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani for summit talks on Syria, officials from Turkey and Russia said Thursday.
UN braces for likely Russian veto of Syria gas attacks probe

UN braces for likely Russian veto of Syria gas attacks probe Thu, 16 Nov, 2017

The UN Security Council will vote Thursday on whether to extend an investigation to determine who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria, with Russia expected to cast a veto.
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 332

Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing at least 332 Mon, 13 Nov, 2017

At least 332 people were killed in Iran and Iraq when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the region on Sunday, state media in the two countries said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area.
Scores more Saudis detained in $100 billion corruption sweep

Scores more Saudis detained in $100 billion corruption sweep Thu, 09 Nov, 2017

Dozens more people have been taken into custody by Saudi authorities, the kingdom said Thursday, bringing to 201 the number detained in a sweep that investigators say has uncovered at least $100 billion in corruption.
Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US

Syria to join Paris climate pact, isolating US Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

Syria told the UN climate talks in Bonn on Tuesday that it would join the Paris Agreement, leaving the United States as the only nation in the world opting to stay outside the landmark treaty.
Lebanon's Hariri visits UAE as home crisis escalates

Lebanon's Hariri visits UAE as home crisis escalates Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

Lebanon's outgoing prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, made a brief visit to the United Arab Emirates from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday despite a deepening crisis back home and a rise in regional tensions triggered by his surprise resignation.
Assad says Syria war does not end in Deir al-Zor

Assad says Syria war does not end in Deir al-Zor Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

Syria's army and its allies will keep fighting in Syria after the battle ends in Deir al-Zor province, where Islamic State has its last significant stronghold, President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday.
Saudi mass arrests jolt markets but many see overdue swoop on corruption

Saudi mass arrests jolt markets but many see overdue swoop on corruption Tue, 07 Nov, 2017

All major Gulf stock markets slid on Tuesday on jitters about Saudi Arabia's sweeping anti-graft purge, a campaign seen by critics as a populist power grab but by ordinary Saudis as an overdue attack on the sleaze of a moneyed ultra-elite.
Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile over capital

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile over capital Sat, 04 Nov, 2017

Saudi Arabia has intercepted a ballistic missile from Yemen, reports say, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport.
Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, attacking Iran and Hezbollah

Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, attacking Iran and Hezbollah Sat, 04 Nov, 2017

Lebanon's prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world.
Iraq sees 'progress' in talks on Kurdish peshmerga pullback

Iraq sees 'progress' in talks on Kurdish peshmerga pullback Sat, 28 Oct, 2017

Iraqi and Kurdish commanders made "progress" in talks Saturday on Kurdish fighters withdrawing from disputed areas, Iraq's chief of staff said hours before a truce in clashes over a key border post was due to expire.
Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory

Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory Tue, 24 Oct, 2017

As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from the Islamic State group.
Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign

Opposition calls on Iraqi Kurd leader to resign Sun, 22 Oct, 2017

Iraqi Kurdistan's main opposition party called Sunday for the autonomous region's president to resign after Baghdad seized swathes of disputed territory from Kurdish forces in response to an independence vote.
Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack

Iraq tensions rise after Kurds warn of attack Thu, 12 Oct, 2017

Tensions escalated between Iraq's Kurds and Baghdad on Thursday as warnings of a "major attack" by government forces prompted Kurdish peshmerga fighters to temporarily block roads from other parts of the country.
Rivals Hamas, Fatah reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza

Rivals Hamas, Fatah reach preliminary deal on governing Gaza Thu, 12 Oct, 2017

Rival groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip, a decade after Hamas overran the territory, officials close to Egyptian-brokered negotiations said on Thursday.

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