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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.
Hundreds of suspected Islamic State militants surrender in Iraq

Hundreds of suspected Islamic State militants surrender in Iraq Tue, 10 Oct, 2017

Hundreds of suspected Islamic State militants surrendered last week to Kurdish authorities after the jihadist group was driven out of its last stronghold in northern Iraq, a Kurdish security official said on Tuesday.
Turkey shells Syria's northern Idlib province

Turkey shells Syria's northern Idlib province Sun, 08 Oct, 2017

Turkish forces on Sunday shelled areas along its border with Syria's northwestern province, an area dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants, as Turkey's president says an operation in the area to enforce a "de-escalation" zone was underway "without problems."
Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Talabani dies

Iraq ex-president and Kurdish leader Talabani dies Tue, 03 Oct, 2017

Ex-Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, a veteran leader of the struggle for Kurdish self-determination and a unifying elder statesman, died on Tuesday in Germany aged 83, Kurdish officials said.
Palestinian PM pledges Gaza control in first visit since 2015

Palestinian PM pledges Gaza control in first visit since 2015 Mon, 02 Oct, 2017

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah arrived in Gaza Monday for his first visit in two years, saying the Palestinian Authority would assume control of the strip after a decade of factional strife.
Baghdad piles pressure on Iraqi Kurds to reverse overwhelming independence vote

Baghdad piles pressure on Iraqi Kurds to reverse overwhelming independence vote Wed, 27 Sep, 2017

Baghdad heaped pressure on Iraq's Kurds on Wednesday, demanding they cancel their overwhelming vote for independence while parliament urged the Iraqi central government to send troops to take control of vital oil fields held by Kurdish forces.
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.

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