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Saleh should be 'hanged at Gate of Yemen': Houthis

22 October, 2017

Yemen's Houthi rebels unleashed a fresh round of verbal attacks on their ally, former president Ali Abudllah Saleh on Friday, suggesting he be hanged at the historic Gate of Yemen.

US diplomat Tillerson joins landmark Saudi-Iraq meeting

22 October, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attended the first meeting of the joint Saudi-Iraqi coordination council in Riyadh on Sunday as part of his second visit to the Middle East.

Holding firm, Kurds take a stand for Erbil

21 October, 2017

After capturing the city of Kirkul, Iraqi government fighters are driving deeper into Kurdish territory and look poised to make a grab for the KRG's capital, Erbil.

Meeting pioneering war-crimes prosecutor Payam Akhavan

19 October, 2017

Q&A: The international legal expert talks to Hadani Ditmars about how paying hypocritical lip-service to human rights leads to a rise in extremism, both foreign and domestic.

Tensions flare in Houthi-Saleh alliance after barbed accusations

19 October, 2017

New tensions arose between Yemen's Houthi rebels and former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Thursday after a fresh wave of mutual accusations which threaten their three-year alliance.

Iraqi Kurdistan in disarray after the loss of Kirkuk

19 October, 2017

Analysis: The Kurdish political divides which led to Baghdad re-taking Kirkuk in less than a day could leave Kurdistan much more vulnerable, writes Paul Iddon.

Refugees 'live in squalor' in Greece as arrivals surge

19 October, 2017

Nearly two years since more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe thousands are still living in squalor after risking their lives crossing the Aegean Sea.

As Iranian proxy seizes Kirkuk, where is America?

18 October, 2017

In-depth: An eyewitness account of the Kurdish collapse at Kirkuk, as the Iraqi government and Iran-backed militias reclaim the city for Baghdad. Words by Yomi Kleinmann, pictures by Adam McCaw.

Russia agrees to keep 'Iran, Hizballah from Israeli border'

18 October, 2017

Russia has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border where Iranian and Hizballah forces will not be allowed to enter, Israeli officials have said.

Shia militias and Peshmerga downplayed Kirkuk tensions before conflict

17 October, 2017

Analysis: The Popular Mobilisation Forces and Kurdish leaders said they did not want to see violence, writes Adam Lucente.

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