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Qatar accuses Saudi Arabia of promoting 'regime change'

Foreign minister says Riyadh 'bringing back the dark ages' during its four-month long blockade of its Gulf neighbour.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

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ISIL capitalises on Peshmerga retreat in northern Iraq

ISIL's gains come as the Iraqi military continues its major operation to retake the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.

Iraqi army

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Peshmerga: Baghdad to pay heavy price for declaring war

Kurdish forces call Iraqi forces' campaign in Kirkuk 'a declaration of war', as PM Abadi tells them to cooperate.

Iraqi forces

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Kirkuk offensive: Thousands flee as Iraqi army advances

Roads leading out of Kurdish-held city fill up as Iraqi federal forces seize key locations around Kirkuk.

Taza Khormatu

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Israeli jets attack anti-aircraft battery in Syria

Syrian anti-aircraft battery destroyed after allegedly firing at planes on 'reconnaissance mission' over Lebanon.

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What price have Iraqi Kurds paid for secession vote?

From suspended flights to an escalating military confrontation, MWC News examines the fallout so far.

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Egypt: Six troops, 24 attackers killed in Sinai attacks

Fighters use heavy machine guns and mortars in series of near-simultaneous attacks at and around Sheikh Zweid.

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Baghdad: Iraqi forces in full control of Kirkuk

Iraqi forces capture governorate building in central Kirkuk with no opposition from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

Kurdish flag in Kirkuk

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Israel approves settler housing in the heart of Hebron

Decision violates international law and will make life 'even more unbearable' for Palestinians, activists say.

Hebron's Old City

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Iraqi forces launch 'major' Kirkuk operation

Kurdish forces say 'many killed' south of Kirkuk city as Iraqi federal forces retake airbase and international airport.

Kirkuk operation

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