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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.

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.

Israel strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery after missile fire

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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.

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.

PLO: 'US risks isolating itself by alienating Palestinians'

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PLO: 'US risks isolating itself by alienating Palestinians'

The PLO has warned that the US faces international isolation due to its ...

Iraqi army seizes Kirkuk oil fields from Kurdish forces

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Iraqi army seizes Kirkuk oil fields from Kurdish forces

Iraq's military seized two major oil fields from Kurdish forces outside the disputed city of Kirkuk, the army said in a statement on Monday.

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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 fighters from Kirkuk after Baghdad said their presence in the city was a "declaration of war".

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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.

Arrested US consulate Turkish staffer meets lawyers

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Arrested US consulate Turkish staffer meets lawyers

Metin Topuz, a Turkish citizen, is accused of links to the group led by Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara suspects of ...

Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO

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Former French culture minister picked to head UNESCO

Audrey Azoulay, who is Jewish of Moroccan origin, will face the difficult task of trying to persuade the United States and Israel to remain as ...

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Moscow slams Trump's Iran strategy, hopes nuclear deal intact

Moscow said it reacted 'with sadness' to Trump's decision to withdraw his support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but said it expected the accord to be honoured nonetheless.

UK, Germany, France 'stand committed' to Iran deal

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UK, Germany, France 'stand committed' to Iran deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they 'stand committed to its full implementation by all sides.'

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Israel, Saudi Arabia show support for Trump's Iran strategy

Israel and Saudi Arabia both showed their support to US President Donald Trump on Friday after he refused to certify the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.

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Israel slams landmark Palestine deal, says Hamas must disarm

Israel's prime minister has strongly condemned an agreement on ending a decade-long split between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah.

Iraq army denies 'operation' to retake disputed Kirkuk province

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Iraq army denies 'operation' to retake disputed Kirkuk province

Iraqi troops launched operations Friday to retake Kurdish positions in the ...

Erdogan: US is 'sheltering a terrorist'

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Erdogan: US is 'sheltering a terrorist'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launches a fresh tirade against the US amid a dip in relations between Ankara and Washington.

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Turkish military convoy enters Syria's Idlib province

Reports of Syrian rebel alliance Tahrir al-Sham escorting a Turkish convoy into Idlib suggests there may be no direct clashes between Turkish troops and the rebel group.

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Egypt extends state of emergency by three months

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi extends state of emergency that grants his regime extraordinary powers to monitor, detain suspects and curb freedom of expression.

UAE 'planned to invade Qatar with Blackwater-linked mercenaries'

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UAE 'planned to invade Qatar with Blackwater-linked mercenaries'

Qatar's former deputy prime minister has accused the United Arab Emirates of plotting to invade Doha with an army of mercenaries.