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US-backed forces announce full capture of Raqqa from IS

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US-backed forces announce full capture of Raqqa from IS

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said on Tuesday they had fully captured the Islamic State group's former Syrian stronghold Raqqa, after more than four months of fighting.

Date of publication: 17 October, 2017

Londoners urged to join demonstration marking Balfour centenary

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Londoners urged to join demonstration marking Balfour centenary

Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Stop The War have urged the British public to join a London demonstration marking 100 years since the Balfour Declaration and highlighting rights violations against Palestinians.

12 wounded in Turkish police bus bomb attack

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12 wounded in Turkish police bus bomb attack

At least 12 people were injured after a bomb attack targeting a police bus rocked the southern Turkish city of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast ...

Palestinian ambassador rails against TfL for censoring anti-Balfour ads

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Palestinian ambassador rails against TfL for censoring anti-Balfour ads

Advertisements which displayed Palestinian objections to the Balfour ...

Threat to Qatari banks' liquidity fading: Fitch

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Threat to Qatari banks' liquidity fading: Fitch

The threat to Qatari banks' funding and liquidity, triggered by withdrawals of foreign deposits amid a Saudi-led boycott of Doha, appears to be fading, Fitch Ratings said on Tuesday.

Israel advances plans for 1,292 West Bank settler homes

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Israel advances plans for 1,292 West Bank settler homes

Israel approves hundreds of settlement homes as part of nearly 4,000 settler home plans to be advanced in the West Bank in a move deemed illegal by the international community.

Syrian regime, allies advance against IS in Deir az-Zour

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Syrian regime, allies advance against IS in Deir az-Zour

The Syrian regime's army and allied forces pushed into the remaining IS-held districts of Deir az-Zour city in eastern Syria on Tuesday, local reports said.

UN envoy in Morocco to restart Western Sahara talks

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UN envoy in Morocco to restart Western Sahara talks

Horst Koehler was visiting Morocco on Monday as part of a regional tour aimed at restarting stalled peace talks between Rabat and the ...

Netanyahu: Israel will not recognise Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal

Robert Cusack

Netanyahu: Israel will not recognise Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal

The Israeli Prime Minister told his cabinet he would cooperate with the new PA government in Gaza, but would not follow the US' example by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq forces seize Yazidi town of Sinjar from Kurds

Iraqi forces have seized the Yazidi town of Sinjar from Kurdish peshmerga forces in a lightning campaign to take control of Kurdish areas following the northern region's independence referendum.

US strikes kill 'dozens' of IS militants in Yemen

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US strikes kill 'dozens' of IS militants in Yemen

US military strikes kill dozens of IS militants at the group's training camps in central Yemen, a US Central Command statement said on Monday.

Yemenis seek solar solution to infrastructure blackout

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemenis seek solar solution to infrastructure blackout

In-depth: Yemenis are being forced to make their own electricity, independent from the government, writes Khalid al-Karimi.

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Israel's Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pressed Russia's defence minister in a meeting on Tuesday over Iran attempting to "establish itself military" in Syria.

Turkey 'ready to help Iraq oust Kurdish fighters'

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Turkey 'ready to help Iraq oust Kurdish fighters'

Turkey on Monday said it was ready to help the Iraqi government oust Kurdish ...

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 intercepts to Sudan's military, with deadly results, reports Austin Bodetti.

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 some attracting attention from bigger teams abroad, despite losing to Australia in the World Cup qualifiers.

'Total termination' of Iran nuclear deal possible: Trump

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'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 ...

China 'offers to buy five percent of Saudi Aramco'

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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 ...

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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

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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

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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.

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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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