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1 November, 2017 4:03 AM Iraq to hold parliamentary elections in May 2018

Baghdad: The Iraqi government has decided to hold the parliamentary elections on May 15, 2018, with a condition that parties which have armed wings will not participate in the polls. A statement by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi`s office said on Tuesday "the cabinet voted in favor of a decision of holding the parliamentary elections on May 15, 2018, and the federal 81

27 October, 2017 10:35 AM Erbil marathon cancelled amid declining security

Airport closures and skirmishes between Iraqi and Kurdish forces led organisers to call off the event. Erbil, Iraq - An international marathon scheduled to take place in northern Iraq has been cancelled amid concerns over security, as tensions between Baghdad and Erbil continue to rise. Billed as a show of, "love, peace and non-violence in Iraq", the Erbil 81

17 October, 2017 11:25 PM Islamic State Group Loses Emblematic Syria Stronghold Raqa

Raqa, Syria: US-backed forces took full control of Raqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". The victory caps a battle of more than four months, hammering another nail in the coffin of the jihadist group's experiment in statehood, which has collapsed 267 1

17 October, 2017 4:28 PM Twelve wounded in bomb attack on police vehicle in southern Turkey: TV sources

Twelve people were wounded in a bomb attack on a police vehicle in Turkey's southern Mersin province on Tuesday, Turkish broadcaster NTV said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Police vehicles, including transport buses, are frequent targets for Kurdish militants. According to television reports, the blast occurred at 5:20 p.m at the Okan Merzeci 58

17 October, 2017 1:31 PM The Daily 202: Hawks worry about the lack of American resolve to confront North Korea

PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric toward North Korea is making it harder to marshal domestic support for potential United States intervention. This is a widespread concern among fellows at the Hoover Institution, a right-leaning think tank on the campus of Stanford University. Trump has tweeted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 99

15 October, 2017 6:22 AM Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city: SDF

A group of Islamic State fighters evacuated the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, taking civilians with them as human shields, a militia spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, continued to battle Islamic State jihadists who remain in the city, SDF spokesman Mostafa Bali said. Foreign 53

14 October, 2017 12:20 PM Tension flares in flashpoint town as Kurdish-Iraqi crisis escalates

BAGHDAD: Tension flared on Saturday in the ethnically mixed Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu after a clash between Kurdish and Shi’ite Turkmen political parties divided over the independence of the Kurdistan region, security sources said on Saturday. A dozen Kurdish families were displaced from the predominantly Turkmen district of Askari to Kurdish neighbourhoods 93

13 October, 2017 5:04 PM IS car bomb kills 18 in Syria

Victims included displaced persons and members of the Asayesh Kurdish security forces. A jihadist car bombing targeting displaced Syrians in the north-eastern province of Hasakeh on Thursday killed at least 18 people, including Kurdish security forces, a monitor said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack was carried out by the Islamic 67

13 October, 2017 9:43 AM Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to disputed Kirkuk

Kurdish media says Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region has sent 6,000 reinforcements to the disputed, oil-rich city of Kirkuk. Rudaw News, quoting Kurdish Vice President Kosrat Rasul, says the reinforcements were sent to Kirkuk late Thursday in response to what it says are threats from Baghdad to attack the oil-rich city, which is controlled by Kurdish 57

8 October, 2017 10:58 PM US Halts Turkey Visas After Staffer's Arrest

Istanbul, Turkey: The United States on Sunday indefinitely suspended handling all regular visa applications in Turkey, dramatically escalating a row after one of the mission's Turkish staffers was arrested. The Ankara embassy said in a statement that until further notice none of its missions in Turkey would issue non-immigrant visas. "Recent events" 171