Category: Middle East

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staffJuly 12, 2017

Tech companies join protests of FCC’s net neutrality rollback plans

Tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Netflix and Twitter, have joined together Wednesday for a “Day of Action” against a possible ...

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staffJuly 11, 2017

US commander says Iraq must stop Islamic State 2.0

The senior US commander in Iraq has warned that the war against the so-called Islamic State (IS) is not over, ...

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staffJuly 10, 2017

Iraqi prime minister declares victory over ISIS in Mosul

After months of fighting, the Iraqi army officially recaptured Mosul, pushing the last pockets of Islamic State resistance from the ...

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staffJuly 8, 2017

Mosul victory over IS within hours

So-called Islamic State (IS) defences in the Iraqi city of Mosul are collapsing fast and troops expect to take full ...

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staffJuly 7, 2017

Unesco declares Hebron’s Old City Palestinian World Heritage site

Unesco has designated Hebron’s Old City and the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the occupied West Bank a Palestinian World ...

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staffJuly 7, 2017

Saudi-led bloc vows new Qatar measures

The four Arab states leading a boycott against Qatar have condemned its rejection of their demands and warned of unspecified ...

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staffJuly 4, 2017

U.S.-backed fighters breach Raqqa’s Old City wall

U.S.-backed fighters have broken through a wall surrounding the Old City of Raqqa, a stronghold for Islamic State fighters in ...

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staffJuly 4, 2017

Philippines Supreme Court upholds Duterte’s martial law

The Philippines Supreme Court has overwhelmingly upheld the enforcement of martial law in the southern region of Mindanao, which President Rodrigo Duterte said was ...

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staffJuly 4, 2017

Suicide attacks amid final Mosul battle

Fierce clashes and rising numbers of suicide attacks have been reported in Mosul as Iraqi troops try to recapture the ...

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staffJuly 3, 2017

Qatar is given a further 48 hours to agree to demands

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab states have extended the deadline for Qatar to accept a list of demands or ...