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Syrian-Kurds hold first local vote to cement federal push

22 September, 2017

Residents of Kurdish-majority areas of Syria voted on Friday in the region's first elections, part of a push to cement a regional government, which Damascus has dismissed as a "joke"

Three more men arrested over London train bomb attack

20 September, 2017

Three more suspects have been arrested in the UK over last week's bombing of a busy commuter train in west London, as Britain's threat level remains at "severe".

Rebel shelling kills four children in Yemen third city

19 September, 2017

Rebel shelling of a residential neighbourhood of Yemen's third-largest city Taiz killed four boys aged between seven and 15, a local official said on Tuesday.

Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from the UK

17 September, 2017

Qatar has agreed to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain, Doha's defence secretary said on Sunday, the emirate's second major military purchase since the beginning of the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Russia fires cruise missiles at IS stronghold in Syria

14 September, 2017

Russia's military fired seven cruise missiles on Thursday at Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour as pro-government forces closed in on the militants there

Dozens, including Iranians, killed in major Iraq terror attack

14 September, 2017

Suicide bombers attacked a restaurant and a police checkpoint near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on Thursday, killing at least 50 people.

Israel 'sole supporter' of independence referendum in Iraq's Kurdistan

14 September, 2017

Israel is the first country to come out in support of the upcoming Kurdish referendum, while Western powers fear a split could provoke a new round of conflict in Iraq.

Saudis urged to report 'subversive social media activity'

13 September, 2017

Saudis have been urged to report social media users who share messages deemed to "endanger national unity" or "harm the state's reputation" as the kingdom continues its crackdown on dissent.

Israeli jets strike 'chemical weapons factory' in Syria's Hama

07 September, 2017

Israeli jets carried out airstrikes early Thursday in Syria's Hama, targeting what is believed to be a chemical weapons factory, after the UN accused Assad's regime of dropping chemical bombs.

Syria rebels back opposition plan for a 'national army'

02 September, 2017

More than a dozen Syrian rebel factions have thrown their weight behind a proposed plan to create a single "national army" to unify the fractured opposition movement.

US says 17-bus IS convoy stranded in Syrian desert

01 September, 2017

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group says a 17-bus convoy of IS militants and their families is stranded in the Syrian desert.

Israel wants Lebanon UN-forces to be tougher on Hizballah

01 September, 2017

Israel is welcoming the extension of a UN peacekeeping operation under tougher directives in southern Lebanon adding it must act to maintain stability there.

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