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Iraq imposes flight ban on Kurdish region after poll

Airlines ordered by Baghdad to stop flying into Kurdish airports as part of backlash against the region's referendum.

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Lebanon sentences Ahmed al-Assir to death

Sunni scholar was tried along with 38 others accused of killing Lebanese soldiers in the southern city of Sidon in 2013.

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Yemen cholera outbreak could hit one million by 2018

Yemen has endured 750,000 suspected cases of cholera, with at least 2,119 dying since the start of the year.

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ISIL posts 'Baghdadi audio' issuing 'resistance' call

Date of recording unknown, but apparent ISIL leader made reference to the North Korean threats against Japan and US.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Iraqi ban on flights to Kurdish cities begins Friday

Decision to shut down flights comes amid tensions over an overwhelming 'yes' vote in an independence referendum.

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Turkey raises oil threat after Iraqi Kurds' referendum

Most oil that flows through a pipeline from Iraq to Turkey comes from Kurdish sources and a cut-off would damaging.

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Palestinians slam US Israel envoy's 'ignorance'

Palestinian officials criticise David Friedman who said Israel is occupying only two percent of the West Bank.

David Friedman

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Haider al-Abadi vows to use law to control Kurds

Iraqi prime minister pledges to use constitution and law to impose his central government's rule over Iraqi Kurds.

Haider al-Abad

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Al Jazeera launches new content on Instagram

After Snapchat blocked Al Jazeera in GCC nations, new Instagram content aims to provide creative information for youth.

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Rights group condemns attacks on Syrian hospitals

Physicians for Human Rights reports air strikes on three hospitals by Russian or Syrian jets in rebel-held Idlib.

Idlib province

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