Category: Middle East

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staffJune 14, 2017

Russian event urges new look at Syria’s ‘liberated’ Aleppo

Some 25,000 Christians have returned to eastern Aleppo, Russia’s ambassador in Geneva told a conference organized by his country to ...

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staffJune 12, 2017

U.S.-backed forces seize western part of Raqqa, Syria

A U.S.-backed militia seized the western district of Raqqa from the Islamic State, two days after taking an eastern part ...

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staffJune 10, 2017

Erdogan vows to stand by ‘Qatari brothers’ amid crisis

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has requested the full removal of a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar after approving the deployment of ...

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staffJune 10, 2017

Syrian soldiers push through ISIL, ‘reach Iraqi border’

Syrian troops and allied forces fighting ISIL have reportedly reached the Iraqi border for the first time since 2015, advancing ...

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staffJune 10, 2017

Israel, Saudi, UAE team up in anti-Qatar lobbying move

US legislation threatening to sanction Qatar for its support of “Palestinian terror” was sponsored by 10 lawmakers who received more ...

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staffJune 10, 2017

Qatar blockade: Gulf states silent on Tillerson plea to ease measures

Nations behind a blockade on Qatar have welcomed strong comments from President Donald Trump backing their move, but were silent ...

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staffJune 7, 2017

Iran attacks: ‘IS’ hits parliament and Khomeini mausoleum

Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, have killed at least 12 people ...

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staffJune 6, 2017

Philippines halts deployment of workers to Qatar

The Philippines has halted the deployment of workers to Qatar because of the possible “ripple effects” of several Arab powers breaking ...

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staffJune 6, 2017

UN: ISIL kills 163 people in Mosul in one day

Fighters from the ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIS) group have killed more than 160 ...

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staffJune 6, 2017

Jordan downgrades ties with Qatar

Jordan has announced it is scaling back its diplomatic ties with Qatar and that it will close the local office ...