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  1. UN sets up probe of IS war crimes in Iraq

    UN sets up team of investigators who will gather evidence on "war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide" for use in Iraqi…
  2. Air strikes kill 22 civilians in northwest Syria in 48 hours

    Russian, Syrian warplanes are assaulting areas in provinces of Idlib and Hama in response in response to offensive led by former Al-Qaeda…
  3. Iran president says nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated

    Rouhani's statement comes as United States is weighing whether Iranian nuclear deal serves its security…
  4. Turkey jails lawyers representing hunger striking teachers

    14 lawyers arrested on terror charges for representing two detained teachers on hunger strike for six months after losing their jobs to post-coup…
  5. US, Iranian top diplomats confront each other for first time

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met as signatories to 2015 accord on sidelines of UN General…
  6. Syrian Kurds to hold first local elections in federal push

    Kurds to hold elections in three semi-autonomous regions under their control in move that angers Ankara, dismissed as ‘a joke’ by Damascus just days before Iraq’s Kurds hold independence vote…
  7. Qatari expats lauded as statesmen by Arab critics

    Little-known Qatari princes promoted by media in Saudi Arabia and UAE as talented decision-makers, widely seen as a dig at prestige of Doha's current…
  8. Shipwreck off Libyan coast leaves over 100 migrants missing

    Rescuers find at least seven survivors after three days at sea following shipwreck of migrants attempting dangerous…
  9. Gemstone purchase essential for Najaf pilgrims

    Shiite pilgrims visiting Iraqi holy city of Najaf bring boom times for gem traders selling artisanal tradition seen by many as final…
  10. Thousands of rebel supporters mark 3 years since Sanaa takeover

    Tens of thousands of Yemeni Huthi supporters gather to celebrate three-year anniversary of Sanaa…
  11. Moscow accuses US of hitting Syrian regime forces

    Over past few days both US and Russian forces have traded accusations of striking each other's forces in area of Syria where both are…
  12. US-Egyptian Relationship Heading Down a Slippery Slope ـ

    Trump wants to show that while he regards Sisi as an ally in the fight against terrorism, he will not be oblivious to aspects of Egyptian behaviour, such as its relationship with North Korea, that interfere with his agenda, explains Gregory…
  13. Turkey, Iran and Iraq make joint threat against Kurd vote

    FMs hold trilateral meeting on UN sidelines, warn of ‘counter-measures’ against Iraqi Kurdish independence ref…
  14. Afghanistan Again? ـ

    The American effort is now to be exclusively military. There will be no limits on troop numbers or time spent there, nor any disclosure of plans to the enemy or the American public, notes Ann…
  15. Will Turkey’s opposition to Kurdish state translate into action?

    Turkey mulls options, rallies support to oppose Kurdish state, but it remains unclear whether this will translate into concrete…
  16. Iraq begins operation to reclaim IS bastion Hawija

    Iraqi PM announces first stage of liberating Hawija, one of two remaining bastions of IS group in…
  17. US ups the ante on Iraq Kurds

    Washington warns Kurds no chance of helping them negotiate better deal with Baghdad talks if independence vote…
  18. Macron: Iran nuclear deal no longer enough

    French President says Iran nuclear deal is no longer sufficient safeguard against growing power that Tehran wields in its…
  19. Russian, US-led strikes kill 39 in Syria's Deir Ezzor

    Separate Russian and US-led coalition strikes kill at least 39 including 7 children as Syrian forces battle to oust IS from…
  20. Yemen rebels threaten to fire missiles at UAE

    Houthi leader says UAE, key member of Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Iran-backed rebels in Yemen's conflict, "is now within range of our…