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  • »ISIS Defeated in Raqqa, US-Backed Syrian Forces Advance into City

    Tue 17 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters says it has taken full control of ISIS's one-time "capital" of Raqqa.
    Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) spokesman Talal Sello said the fighting was over after a five-month...
  • »Iraqi Forces Take Sinjar Province, Oil Fields in Kirkuk

    Tue 17 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    BAGHDAD —AlGhad— Iraqi authorities announced today, Tuesday, that government forces have successfully taken control over two oil fields Northwest of Kirkuk, in addition to having peacefully taken Sinjar province, north of Iraq, an area...
  • »Iraqi Forces Capture Key Sites from Kurds in Kirkuk

    Mon 16 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Iraqi government forces have captured key installations outside the disputed city of Kirkuk from Kurdish fighters.
    A military statement said units had taken control of the K1 military base, the Baba Gurgur oil and gas field, and a...
  • »Somalia: At Least 230 Dead in Mogadishu Blast

    Sun 15 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say.
    Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the...
  • »Damascus Demands Turkish ‘Immediate, Unconditional’ Pull-out from Northwest Syria

    Sat 14 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Syria demands an immediate pullout of Turkish troops, whose deployment to Idlib province amounts to “flagrant aggression,” the Syrian Foreign Ministry said as quoted by SANA.
    “The Syrian Arab Republic condemns in...
  • »At Least 30 Dead in Mogadishu Blasts, Somalia

    Sat 14 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu has killed at least 30 people, police say.
    Dozens more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel.
    Police say two...
  • »Kurdish Peshmerga 'Given Deadline' in Kirkuk

    Sat 14 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Kurdish Peshmerga fighters say Iraq's central government has ordered them to surrender key military positions in the disputed city of Kirkuk within hours.
    They were given a deadline of 02:00 on Sunday (23:00 GMT on Saturday) to...
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  • »Palestinian Factions Hamas and Fatah Sign Deal in Cairo

    Thu 12 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Hamas and Fatah have signed a reconciliation deal in Cairo, ending a decade-long rift between the two Palestinian factions.
    The deal is believed to cover security, administrative and border crossing arrangements in the Gaza Strip....
  • »Deadlock over UK's Brexit Bill, Says EU's Michel Barnier

    Thu 12 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier says there has not been enough progress to move to the next stage of Brexit talks as the UK wants.
    He said there was "new momentum" in the process but there was still "deadlock" over how...
  • »Taliban Hostage Family 'Freed by Pakistani Troops'

    Thu 12 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Pakistani soldiers have freed a North American family of five who were being held hostage by the Afghan Taliban, Pakistan's military says.
    They were rescued after a US tip-off during an operation near the Afghan border, the army...
  • »US to Pull Out of UNESCO, Again

    Thu 12 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — The United States plans to formally withdraw from UNESCO, the UN’s Paris-based cultural, scientific and educational organization, to save money and protest what it views as the organization’s anti-Israel bias.
    The move,...
  • »Deadly Wildfires Sweep through California

    Tue 10 October / Oct 2017. 12:00 AM
    CAPITALS — Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 11 people.
    A state of emergency was declared in northern areas after mass evacuations, with 1,500 properties destroyed.
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