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Iraq accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war' in Kirkuk

Baghdad says PKK fighters are among Peshmerga forces in disputed Kirkuk province, an allegation Kurdish officials deny.

Kurdish Peshmerga

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Turkish official rebuffs call for Idlib troop pullout

Syrian call made to save Damascus's face in public, senior MP says, adding Russia and Turkey are cooperating in Idlib.

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Evacuation deal as ISIL defeat in Syria's Raqqa nears

Syrian forces backed by the US are on the verge of taking back full control of Raqqa, ISIL's self-proclaimed capital.

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Iraqi, Kurd forces in Kirkuk standoff as tensions rise

Tensions have been on the rise since Kurds held a referendum on secession last month, which Iraq called illegal.

outskirts of Kirkuk

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ISIL faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syria's YPG says

Battle in ISIL's de facto capital in Syria on verge of being finished, Kurdish group says, amid reports of evacuations.

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Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

Former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay wins after heated election overshadowed by Middle East tensions.

Audrey Azoulay

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Rouhani hits back at Trump after nuclear deal speech

Iranian leader calls 2015 nuclear deal not renegotiable, says Donald Trump's decision to decertify it would isolate US.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhan

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Turkish troops enter northern Syria in new operation

Final destination unclear as convoy of armoured carriers carrying about 80 soldiers crosses the border to enter Idlib.

Turkish forces

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Suicide attacks kill Deir Az Zor refugees and Kurds

Dozens of people, including refugees and Kurdish Asayish members, reportedly killed near Deir Az Zor-Hasaka border.

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Lebanon activists cite win for heritage preservation

Draft law would approve protections aimed at ensuring Lebanon does not become 'a country without memory'.

Akar castle

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