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  1. Qatar, U.S. Stage Joint Military Exercise

    08.22 / 16:09 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - Middle East
    Qatari and U.S. paratroopers held a joint training exercise in crisis-hit Doha on Tuesday which American officials said reinforced "the enduring military-to-military" partnership between the two…
  2. Erdogan Vows to Thwart Any 'Kurdish State' in Syria

    08.22 / 16:09 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - Middle East
    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed Turkey would thwart any attempt by a Kurdish militia it deems "terrorists" to carve out a Kurdish state in northern…
  3. U.N. Says Iraq Must Do More for IS Sex Abuse Victims

    08.22 / 13:19 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - Middle East
    Iraq must do more to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived sexual violence by Islamic State group jihadists receive care, protection and justice, the U.N. said…
  4. Mattis in Baghdad as Iraq Presses Assault on IS Bastion

    08.22 / 11:33 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - Middle East
    Pentagon chief Jim Mattis held talks in Baghdad Tuesday to show U.S. support for Iraqi forces as they pressed an assault on Tal Afar, the Islamic State group's last major bastion in the country's…
  5. Saudi Renews Iraq Ties in Bid to Distance Iran

    08.22 / 11:33 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - Middle East
    Influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's visit to Saudi Arabia at the end of July signaled the Gulf Sunni powerhouse's ambition to distance its Iranian foe from policy-making in…
  6. Dozens Reported Dead in U.S.-Led Strikes as Battle Nears Raqa Heart

    08.22 / 11:33 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - Middle East
    Dozens of civilians have died in two days of intense U.S.-led strikes on Raqa, a monitor said Tuesday, as fighting to retake the Syrian city from jihadists nears its densely populated…
  7. Syria Peace Talks in Astana Postponed to September

    08.22 / 08:48 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - Middle East
    Kazakhstan said Tuesday that the next talks to try to thrash out a Syria peace plan in its capital Astana may be held in mid-September, after Russia had planned to hold them in late…
  8. U.S.-Led Strikes Killed 27 Civilians Sunday in Syria's Raqa

    08.21 / 16:53 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - Middle East
    U.S.-led coalition strikes on Sunday killed 27 civilians in part of Syria's Raqa city held by the Islamic State group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor…
  9. Iraqi Forces Close in on IS-Held Tal Afar

    08.21 / 10:40 naharnet.com Naharnet.com - Middle East
    Iraqi forces closed in Monday on Tal Afar on the second day of an offensive against the last major bastion of the Islamic State group in the country's north, after seizing several villages around the…