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Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote

Iraq's top court suspends Kurdish region's independence vote Mon, 18 Sep, 2017

Iraq's top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region's referendum on independence that's due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote.
Russia rejects allegation it bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria

Russia rejects allegation it bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria Sun, 17 Sep, 2017

Russia's Defence Ministry on Sunday rejected allegations it had bombed U.S.-backed militias in Syria, saying its planes only targeted Islamic State militants and that it had warned the United States well in advance of its operational plans.
Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons

Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons Thu, 07 Sep, 2017

Syria's army accused Israeli warplanes of hitting one of its positions Thursday, killing two people in an attack that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons.
Lebanon army declares pause in offensive against IS on Syria border

Lebanon army declares pause in offensive against IS on Syria border Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

Lebanon's army on Sunday announced a pause in its offensive against Islamic State group militants along the border with Syria in exchange for information on troops taken hostage in 2014.
Deadly clashes in Yemen rebel ranks spark fears of 'strife'

Deadly clashes in Yemen rebel ranks spark fears of 'strife' Sun, 27 Aug, 2017

A Yemeni colonel loyal to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and two rebels have been killed in Sanaa, in an unprecedented escalation of violence between the allies that Saleh's party warns threatens to push the capital into all-out war.

Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair

Deadly rocket fire hits near Damascus trade fair Sun, 20 Aug, 2017

Six people were reported dead on Sunday when a rocket hit near an international trade fair in Syria's capital Damascus being held for the first time in five years.

Saudi plane for Qatari pilgrims waits on Doha for landing rights-airline

Saudi plane for Qatari pilgrims waits on Doha for landing rights-airline Sun, 20 Aug, 2017

Saudi Arabia's state carrier said on Sunday it had been unable to send planes to transport Qatari pilgrims to the kingdom because it had been unable to get permission to land at Doha airport, amid a diplomatic dispute between the two countries.
UN concerned over tens of thousands trapped in Raqa battle

UN concerned over tens of thousands trapped in Raqa battle Wed, 09 Aug, 2017

The United Nations on Wednesday urged those fighting in Syria's Raqa to remember "obligations to protect civilians," voicing concern over the tens of thousands of people still trapped without access to aid.
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul Mon, 31 Jul, 2017

Militant group Islamic State on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul that began with a suicide bomber blowing himself up at the main gate, allowing gunmen to enter the building and battle security forces.
Thousands poised to leave Lebanon-Syria border zone under deal

Thousands poised to leave Lebanon-Syria border zone under deal Mon, 31 Jul, 2017

Convoys of buses arrived on Monday to transfer thousands of Syrian militants and refugees from Lebanon's border region into rebel territory in Syria in exchange for Hezbollah prisoners.
IS claims deadly attack in Syria against US-backed force

IS claims deadly attack in Syria against US-backed force Fri, 28 Jul, 2017

Islamic State militants have carried out a deadly attack on U.S.-backed forces in Syria, killing and wounding many fighters and civilians, Syrian monitors and an IS-linked media outlet said Friday.
Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border Wed, 26 Jul, 2017

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border.
Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul

Iraqi PM declares victory over Islamic State in Mosul Mon, 10 Jul, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over "brutality and terrorism" in Mosul on Monday, announcing his forces had ended the Islamic State group's rule over the country's second city.
Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory'

Iraqi Prime Minister congratulates armed forces for Mosul 'victory' Sun, 09 Jul, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrived in Mosul on Sunday and congratulated the armed forces for their "victory" over Islamic State after nearly nine months of urban warfare, bringing an end to jihadist rule in the city.

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