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Kurdish disunity on the frontlines in Iraq and Syria

Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati

Kurdish disunity on the frontlines in Iraq and Syria

In-depth: Fierce rivalries and fractured alliances mark the mistrust between armed Kurdish groups across northern Iraq and Syria, report Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati.

Date of publication: 25 August, 2016

Daraya: a symbol of resilience

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Daraya: a symbol of resilience

A small town on the outskirts of Damascus managed to hold off the Syrian regime for five years. On Friday, after a punishing siege, Daraya was forced to surrender.

Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

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Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

Tunisian MPs have voted to give confidence to the government of Prime Minister Youssef Chahed, which includes Islamists and leftists, unionists ...

France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense' France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense'

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France suspends 'Burkini ban' in victory 'for common sense'

Video: France's State Council suspended a ban on Burkinis in a French town, ...

China's military to provide Syrian troops with 'medical training'

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China's military to provide Syrian troops with 'medical training'

China is set to provide medical training for Syrian troops, its defence ministry said, adding that Beijing seeks closer military ties with the Syrian regime.

South Sudan ex-VP Machar 'discharged from Khartoum hospital'

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South Sudan ex-VP Machar 'discharged from Khartoum hospital'

Riek Machar has been discharged from hospital in Khartoum after being treated for a swollen leg, his aides said on Friday.

UN Syria envoy joins 'excellent' Russia-US meeting

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UN Syria envoy joins 'excellent' Russia-US meeting

Senior Russian and US diplomats sat with the UN's Syria chief in a new push for peace talks between the country's warring parties, while Moscow and Anakra officials also met.

Danish women-led mosque holds first Friday prayers

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Danish women-led mosque holds first Friday prayers

The khutba was held in the Mariam Mosque in an apartment in a busy Copenhagen shopping street six months after it opened.

'Connecting continents': Erdogan opens third bridge over Istanbul's Bosphorus

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'Connecting continents': Erdogan opens third bridge over Istanbul's Bosphorus

The work allows Erdogan to show that his dream of creating a glitzy 'new Turkey' with ultra-modern infrastructure is on track despite the July ...

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Egyptian strawberries 'linked to' hepatatis outbreak affecting 28 people

A Virginia cafe chain is being sued after selling smoothies using Egyptian strawberries that have allegedly causing a hepatitis outbreak in the US.

Turkish officers killed in bomb attack on police station Turkish officers killed in bomb attack on police station

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Turkish officers killed in bomb attack on police station

Video: Suspected Kurdish militants detonated a bomb outside a police station in troubled southeast Turkey killing at least eight officers.

Scandals mount for Morocco's Muslim Brotherhood ahead of elections

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Scandals mount for Morocco's Muslim Brotherhood ahead of elections

Elections are looming in Morocco, but the ruling Muslim Brotherhood-linked party has suffered a series of scandals, which many believe are attempts by the deep state to defame the group.

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Turkey prime minister slams western 'lies' on Syria operation

Western allegations that Turkey is singling out Kurdish militants in its north Syria offensive are 'bare-faced lies', said Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yidirim.

Kuwait government worker 'was Islamic State group hacker'

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Kuwait government worker 'was Islamic State group hacker'

A Kuwaiti civil servant has been accused of using his office and work computer ...

Kurdish disunity on the frontlines of Syria's war

Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati

Kurdish disunity on the frontlines of Syria's war

In-depth: Reporters Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati travelled through the heart of northern Iraq and Syria, uncovering fierce rivalries and fractured alliances among the armed groups along the way.

Kuwait dissolves controversial Olympic body

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Kuwait dissolves controversial Olympic body

Kuwait has decided to close two sporting bodies, which have been dogged in scandal and clashed repeatedly with international football and Olympics committees.

Iran and Saudi Arabia unlikely to cut oil production

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Iran and Saudi Arabia unlikely to cut oil production

Oil prices have dipped after hydrocarbon producers Saudi Arabia and Iran both cast doubts on a possible cut to production at next month's OPEC meeting.

Israeli 'lawfare'? Hasbara group in Canada human rights complaint

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Israeli 'lawfare'? Hasbara group in Canada human rights complaint

A pro-Israel group has claimed it was discriminated against over exclusion from social justice event, but organisers say this could be an ...

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