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Kurds on high alert as Iraqi forces mass near Kirkuk

Tensions soar as Iraqi troops gather near Kirkuk, reportedly to launch operations to seize Kurdish-held oil fields.

Kurdish fighters

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Kurd fighters in Iraq briefly block roads to Mosul

Move comes after Kurdish authorities said they feared Iraqi forces were preparing to launch an assault on the region.

Kurdish Peshmerga

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Wall Street Journal journalist sentenced in Turkey

Court rules Ayla Albayrak showed support for outlawed PKK group in an 2015 article, accusing her of "terror" propaganda.

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Spat with US to be resolved soon: Turkey’s deputy PM

Tensions have risen in recent days after the detentions of two locally employed US consulate staff.

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Erdogan: US is being governed by ambassador in Ankara

Erdogan blames US envoy for visa dispute, calling on Washington not to sacrifice alliance for 'impertinent ambassador'.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation agreement in Cairo

Palestinian political parties announce deal to end a decade-long rift.

Saleh Arouri and  Azzam al-Ahmad

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Hamas: Deal reached with Palestinian rival Fatah

Leader reports agreement has been reached with Fatah to end 10-year political schism.

Ismail Haneiya (R) Khalid Fawzi

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US offers rewards for Talal Hamiyah and Fuad Shukr

Trump administration to pay $7m for information leading to arrest of Talal Hamiyah and $5m for Fuad Shukr.

khomaini

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Suicide attack targets police HQ in Damascus

At least one dead and six wounded in the second attack on a police station in Damascus this month.

Damascus' al-Midan

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UK monitoring Saudi weapons use 'extremely attentively'

Comments by UK envoy to UN come as the world body blacklists Saudi-led military coalition for killing children in Yemen.

UK ambassador to the UN Matthew Rycroft

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