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As Mosul falls, a new threat to peace looms

23 March, 2017

Comment: The war on IS has partially suppressed disagreements among the different Shia blocs in Iraq, but as victory draws closer, tensions are rising once again, writes Mona Alami.

US, Russia reject Turkish attempts to sideline Syrian Kurds

22 March, 2017

Analysis: A confrontation between Turkey and Kurdish fighters could affect the operation to retake Raqqa from the Islamic State group, writes Paul Iddon.

Turkey eases Europe tensions by freezing contentious German rallies

21 March, 2017

Ankara has said it will end controversial pro-government campaign rallies in Germany, after a week of tensions between Turkey and its European allies.

Drone down: Syrian-Israeli tensions escalate in flash-point Golan Heights

21 March, 2017

Since Friday Israel and Syria have engaged in a number of tit-for-tat cross-border attacks with accompanying rhetoric from both sides threatening further retribution

Taliban attack kills six Afghan intelligence members

21 March, 2017

A suicide car bomber targeted a checkpoint in southern Helmand province manned by intelligence officers, in the latest attack by Taliban insurgents on Afghan security.

Merkel says Germany could ban Turkish campaign events

20 March, 2017

Angela Merkel has stressed that Germany reserved the right to "take all necessary measures, including reviewing the permissions" for campaign events it had already granted.

UAE summons Swiss ambassador over Bahrain human rights remarks

20 March, 2017

The UAE summoned the Swiss ambassador to discuss and condemn a statement made by her country on Tuesday about the human rights situation in Bahrain.

Saudi Aramco resumes Egypt oil deliveries

20 March, 2017

Saudi Arabia's state oil company Aramco has delivered the first two oil shipments to Egypt after deliveries were suspended for several months over political differences, an oil ministry spokesperson said.

Germany says Erdogan 'gone too far' with Nazi jibe

19 March, 2017

Turkey and the European Union are locked in an explosive crisis that threatens to jeopardise Ankara's bid to join the bloc, as tensions rise ahead of an April referendum.

Turkey furious as PKK insignia held in Frankfurt rally

19 March, 2017

Turkey angrily denounced a pro-Kurdish rally in Frakfurt as "unacceptable" as demonstrators carried symbols of the outlawed PKK and urged a "no" vote in an upcoming referendum expanding Erdogan's powers

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