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IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12

IS-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament, shrine kill 12 Wed, 07 Jun, 2017

Gunmen and suicide bombers stormed Iran's parliament and the shrine of its revolutionary leader on Wednesday, killing 12 people in the first attacks in the country claimed by the Islamic State group.
Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations Tue, 06 Jun, 2017

Kuwait tried to mediate a resumption of diplomatic and commercial ties between Qatar and several of its Arab neighbors Tuesday, while U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to back those isolating the energy-rich nation over allegations it supports terror groups and Iran.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, UAE sever ties with Qatar over 'terrorism'

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, UAE sever ties with Qatar over 'terrorism' Mon, 05 Jun, 2017

Gulf states on Monday cut diplomatic ties with neighbouring Qatar and kicked it out of a military coalition, less than a month after US President Donald Trump visited the region to cement ties with powerhouse Saudi Arabia.
Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism Sun, 21 May, 2017

US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Muslim leaders to take a stand against violence committed in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a "battle between good and evil".
Under fire at home, Trump in Saudi on first foreign trip

Under fire at home, Trump in Saudi on first foreign trip Sat, 20 May, 2017

Dogged by controversy at home, Donald Trump opened his first foreign trip as president in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, looking to shift attention from a political firestorm over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
Iran's Rouhani wins re-election

Iran's Rouhani wins re-election Sat, 20 May, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani won a resounding re-election victory on Saturday as voters backed his efforts to rebuild foreign ties and kickstart the struggling economy.
Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan

Syria says US airstrike killed several soldiers near Jordan Fri, 19 May, 2017

A Syrian military official said Friday that an aerial "aggression" by the U.S.-led coalition on a government military position near the border with Jordan the day before killed several soldiers and caused material damage.
US says Syria using 'crematorium' to hide mass killing

US says Syria using 'crematorium' to hide mass killing Mon, 15 May, 2017

 The United States on Monday accused the Syrian regime of installing a prison crematorium to destroy the remains of thousands of murdered detainees, piling pressure on Russia to rein in its ally.
More than 1,200 'quit Damascus rebel zones' under deal

More than 1,200 'quit Damascus rebel zones' under deal Fri, 12 May, 2017

More than 1,200 people including rebels left two opposition-held districts of Damascus on Friday under an agreement that will bring Syria's government closer to exerting full control over the capital.
Trump vows to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, offers no new policies

Trump vows to broker Israeli-Palestinian peace, offers no new policies Wed, 03 May, 2017

President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday to work to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as he hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House but offered no clues about how he could break the deadlock and revive long-stalled negotiations.
Iran officials say 21 miners killed in coal mine explosion

Iran officials say 21 miners killed in coal mine explosion Wed, 03 May, 2017

 Iranian news agencies are quoting provincial officials as saying that 21 miners died in a coal mine explosion earlier in the day in the country's north.
IS attack kills dozens at Syria camp

IS attack kills dozens at Syria camp Tue, 02 May, 2017

A jihadist assault led by suicide bombers killed dozens Tuesday at a camp for the displaced near Syria's border with Iraq, as pressure grows on the Islamic State group in both countries.
Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds Sun, 30 Apr, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.
Turkish army, Kurdish militia exchange fire across Syria border

Turkish army, Kurdish militia exchange fire across Syria border Wed, 26 Apr, 2017

Turkey's military outposts on the border with Syria came under fire from Kurdish militia across the frontier, the army said on Wednesday, a day after Turkish warplanes bombed groups in northeastern Syria and Iraq affiliated to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack

US blacklists 271 Syrian chemists, other experts over sarin attack Mon, 24 Apr, 2017

The US government put 271 Syrian chemists and other officials on its financial blacklist Monday, punishing them for their role in the deadly chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town in early April.

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