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    Iraqi forces reestablish security in Kirkuk

    Iraqi government forces have established security over the northern city of Kirkuk after retaking contested territory from Kurdish militants.Police have called on the residents, who had fled in their thousands.

    West Asia
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    Iraq retake airport, military base,oil field from Kurds

    Iraqi forces on Monday took control of a military airport from Kurdish fighters near the disputed city of Kirkuk, following tensions over a controversial independence referendum, the military has said.

    West Asia
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    With Syria Lost And Iran Deal On Block, Trump Turns Hard On Hezbollah

    Earlier this month, the leader of the Lebanese political party Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, accused the Israeli government of intentionally pushing the Middle East towards war. He further

    West Asia
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    Israeli TV Shows Footage Of ISIS Training Camp On Israel’s Border

    Last November, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country “won’t allow Islamic State figures or other enemy actors, under the cover of the war in Syria, to set up next to our borders.

    West Asia
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    UN: Afghan Civilian Casualties From US Airstrikes Up Over 50 Percent

    The latest quarterly report on Afghanistan civilian casualties from the United Nations once again is bad news, unsurprising since all other reports on the Afghan War for months have been worse and worse.

    Central Asia
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    Iraqi troops in armed standoff with Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

    Fighting broke out between Iraqi Turkmen fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha’abi) and Kurdish forces in the country’s central province of Salahuddin as tensions remain high

    West Asia
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    Iraq launches Kirkuk operation as Kurd fighters mobilise

    A senior Kurdish official said thousands of heavily armed fighters had been deployed to resist the offensive "at any cost" and called for international intervention with the federal government in Baghdad.

    West Asia
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    Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

    Pope Francis will talk peace on his to visit Myanmar, a Catholic church representative said on Thursday, a potentially highly charged trip during a refugee crisis that has seen 520,000 Rohingya Muslims.

    Southeast Asia
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    Turkey launches military operation in Syria's Idlib

    Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

    West Asia
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    US aiding IS in Afghanistan, says Karzai

    The US forces are helping the militant Isla­mic State group in Afghan­istan, Hamid Karzai, the country’s former president, alleged in a controversial interview aired on Sunday.

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    Afghan Taliban in bid for ceasefire with IS

    The top leadership of Taliban in Afghanistan has reportedly According to Khaama Press, a source privy to the development said Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada had also instructed his fighters to not attack IS militants.

    Central Asia
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    'People no longer care': Damascus accepts Assad victory as fait accomplish

    Within the capital city the story is similar. Half the checkpoints have been lifted, say Damascus residents, reducing the stress of traffic jams and creating a sense of a gradual return to normality.

    West Asia
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    UN Blacklists Saudi-led Coalition for Killing Children in Yemen

    The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was on Friday placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict.

    West Asia
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    India says ready for more 'surgical strikes'

    Indian Air Force (IAF) is ready for full spectrum operation but any decision on surgical strike involving the air force has to be taken by the government.

    South Asia
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    Iraq forces retake Islamic State bastion Hawija

    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi armed forces have liberated the strategic town of Hawijah, ridding the Takfiri outfit of its last bastion in the northern part of the Arab state.

    West Asia
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    Erdogan, Putin agree joint push to end Syria war

    President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan Thursday agreed to step efforts to bring peace to Syria, with the Russian leader declaring the right conditions now existed.

    West Asia
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    Iraq Supreme Court Orders Suspension of Kurdistan Referendum

    Iraq's supreme court on Monday ordered the suspension of a September 25 referendum on the independence of Iraqi Kurdistan, to examine whether such a poll would be constitutional.

    West Asia
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    Syria: Why are Israelis offering condolences to US leaders

    An informed Israeli source told Melman that the delegation had all the appearances of a funeral. “Those who offered condolences were the Americans,” he explained.

    West Asia
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    EU parliament votes for embargo on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

    The European parliament voted by a large majority for an EU-wide ban on arms sales to the kingdom, citing the “disastrous humanitarian situation” as a result of “Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen”. 

    West Asia
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    Two Syrian rebel groups say US and Arab allies urging retreat to Jordan

    Two Western-backed Syrian rebel groups fighting the Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias in southeastern Syria have been asked by their Western and Arab backers to pull out of the area and retreat.

    West Asia
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    Saudi government funded a ‘dry run’ for 9/11: Report

    As reported by the New York Post, the embassy might have used two of its employees for the so-called dry run before a dozen hijackers flew two planes into the Twin Towers, killing nearly 3,000 people in 2001.

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    How the US covered up Saudi Arabia’s role in 9/11

    Kingdom’s involvement was deliberately covered up at the highest levels of US government. Investigations were throttled. Co-conspirators were let off the hook.

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    US evacuates 20 Daesh commanders from Deir ez-Zor:Report

    A military and diplomatic source has told Sputnik that a US Air Force plane had evacuated Daesh (ISIS, banned in Russia) field commanders from Deir ez-Zor. The US-led coalition has denied the allegations.

    West Asia
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    Israeli attacks meant to boost terrorists’ morale: Syria

    The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has called on the United Nations Security Council to denounce Israel’s repeated aggression against the country and take prompt action to stop.

    West Asia

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