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Iraqi forces take control of Kirkuk governor's office

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Iraqi forces take control of Kirkuk governor's office

Iraqi forces seized the Kirkuk governor's office - along with key infrastructure - on Monday, as pro-Baghdad troops and militias swooped on the disputed Kurdish-held city.

Date of publication: 16 October, 2017

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

Laura Cappon

The mental trauma of Iraq's displaced

In-depth: As the Islamic State group faces defeat in Iraq, the mental scars of their brutality remain carved into Iraqis who suffered under the self-styled 'caliphate', reports Laura Cappon.

On the front lines with Sudan's e-Rebels

Austin Bodetti

On the front lines with Sudan's e-Rebels

In-depth: A new style of warfare is emerging, as activists using technology to organise are targeted by state-sponsored hackers, passing ...

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Back to earth: This week in Middle East football

Syria's national team stars return to club action, but continue to shine - with ...

'Total termination' of Iran nuclear deal possible: Trump

The New Arab & agencies

'Total termination' of Iran nuclear deal possible: Trump

US President Donald Trump said Monday warned a 'total termination' of the Iran nuclear deal remains possible, after refusing to certify the 2015 accord and leaving its fate to Congress.

China 'offers to buy five percent of Saudi Aramco'

The New Arab & agencies

China 'offers to buy five percent of Saudi Aramco'

Chinese state-owned oil companies are reportedly looking to directly purchase a five percent share in Saudi Aramco that the kingdom is considering listing as an IPO in 2018.

Turkey to extend state of emergency for fifth time

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to extend state of emergency for fifth time

Turkey will extend its state of emergency for the fifth time since the July 2016 failed coup attempt, despite claims the laws are being used to target government opponents.

Israeli government approves 31 settler homes in Hebron

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli government approves 31 settler homes in Hebron

Several hundred Israeli settlers live in the heart of Hebron under heavy military guard among some 200,000 Palestinians.

Rebel shelling kills four civilians in Damascus: monitor

The New Arab

Rebel shelling kills four civilians in Damascus: monitor

Rebel shelling on the Syrian capital Damascus killed four civilians on Sunday, a Britain-based monitor and a medical source said.

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Jordanian wrestler becomes first Arab woman to join WWE

Jordanian TV presenter Shadia Bseiso has become the first Arab woman from the Middle East to sign with World Wrestling Entertainment.

Lebanon president tells Syrian refugees to return home

The New Arab

Lebanon president tells Syrian refugees to return home

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has told international envoys that his country has had enough of hosting Syrian refugees and that they should return back to the war-torn country.

Iran police sting seize 100,000 fake Iraqi pilgrimage visas

The New Arab

Iran police sting seize 100,000 fake Iraqi pilgrimage visas

Iranian police have seized thousands of fake visas for the annual Arbaeen commemoration in Iraq, which sees millions of Shia pilgrims descent on Najaf.

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Israel strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery after missile fire

Israeli jets attacked Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus on Monday after it fired towards its planes, Israel's military said.

Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatari Emir

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Malaysia rolls out red carpet for Qatari Emir

Sheikh Tamim is scheduled to meet Malaysia's prime minister and king, followed ...

Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

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Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

Desperate Mogadishu residents searched for news of missing relatives after a monster explosion on Saturday killed at least 276 people and wounded 300 others.

'Oil production cuts might not be needed,' Kuwait says

The New Arab

'Oil production cuts might not be needed,' Kuwait says

Oil producers might not need to cut production beyond March if all OPEC members fully comply with their output pledges, a Kuwaiti minister has claimed.

PLO: 'US risks isolating itself by alienating Palestinians'

The New Arab

PLO: 'US risks isolating itself by alienating Palestinians'

The PLO has warned that the US faces international isolation due to its decision to withdraw from the UN's cultural association UNESCO over its perceived anti-Israel bias.

Fleeing Rohingya refugees die after boat to Bangladesh capsizes

The New Arab & agencies

Fleeing Rohingya refugees die after boat to Bangladesh capsizes

Rohingya refugees fleeing violence-hit Myanmar have died after a boat to Bangladesh capsized. Survivors said around 65 people were on board and ...

Islamic State 'Southeast Asia chief' killed in Philippines: govt

The New Arab

Islamic State 'Southeast Asia chief' killed in Philippines: govt

Philippines' defence minister confirmed the killing of the head of the Islamic State group in Southeast Asia, during a battle to reclaim the ...

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Iraqi forces retake Kirkuk military airport from Kurds: army

Iraqi forces take control of a military airport from Kurdish fighters near the disputed city of Kirkuk after forces capture an oil field and the main military base there.

Dozens of militants killed in Egypt Sinai attacks

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Dozens of militants killed in Egypt Sinai attacks

Egypt's military said at least 24 militants and six soldiers were killed on Sunday in attacks on military outposts in North Sinai, claimed by IS.

EU ministers close ranks to support Iran deal

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EU ministers close ranks to support Iran deal

EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg on Monday give fresh backing to the Iran nuclear deal, which saw Tehran abandon its nuclear ambitions in return for the lifting of punishing sanctions.

The New Arab

Iraqi forces 'take control' of Kirkuk territories from Kurds

Iraqi forces have launched an assault on Kurdish positions around Kirkuk, with Erbil vowing to resist any offensive by pro-Baghdad military units.

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Journalists in Kashmir are being unfairly targeted for doing their jobs, as the Indian state fears the bad publicity their work can bring.

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Yemen's classrooms remained largely empty in rebel-held cities, including the capital on Sunday, as teachers who have not been paid continued to strike.

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