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This week in Iraq: The Iraqi government has repeatedly failed to stop IS bomb attacks in Baghdad that have claimed the lives of dozens of people.

Leader of the Kurdish YPG said that his forces would be ready to fight the Turkish army in northern Syria as Ankara gears up for war.

US withholds $65 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

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US withholds $65 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

The US has withheld half of planned aid money to the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees, urging the world to make up the shortfall.

Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

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Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

IS militants murdered Yazidis in their thousands in 2014 and abducted thousands of women and teenage girls to make them sex slaves.

Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

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Iran attacks planned US-trained Kurdish border force in Syria

A US plan to form a new border security force in Syria will cause more instability and “add flames of fire” in the war-torn country, Iran has ...

David Sheen

Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

Comment: Netanyahu's racist, anti-African immigration policies are bringing cheer to white supremacists on both sides of the Atlantic, writes David Sheen.

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Trump praises Qatar as UAE attempts to escalate crisis

The US president on Monday praised Doha for its counter-terrorism efforts as rival UAE sought to escalate crisis with unsubstantiated claims ...

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Israeli court extends remand of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, 16, was charged on 1 January with 12 counts, including assault, for slapping and kicking Israeli soldiers near ...

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Erdogan threatens to derail US-backed border force in Syria

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in ...

Damascus says US-backed Syria 'border force' would be 'traitors'

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Damascus says US-backed Syria 'border force' would be 'traitors'

The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group announced on Sunday that it was working to create a 30,000-strong border security force in ...

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Hamas pulls out of Palestinian meeting over Jerusalem

Gaza-based Islamist movement Hamas said it would not participate in a meeting of Palestinian leaders to debate responses to the controversial US ...

Iran violated Yemen arms embargo: UN

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Iran violated Yemen arms embargo: UN

A UN report found that Iran violated an arms embargo after failing to block supplies to Yemen's Houthi rebels.

Why PETA is using­ fur coats to save lives

Mimi Bekhechi

Why PETA is using­ fur coats to save lives

Comment: We can't right the wrongs of the fur industry, but we can ensure some good comes of garments made from these tormented animals, writes ...

Syrian Kurds remain vital to Russian and US interests

Bashdar Ismaeel

Syrian Kurds remain vital to Russian and US interests

Analysis: As Syria's civil war stutters towards an eventual end, the jockeying for political influence and strategic footholds is as crucial as ...

Deadly 'long-lost disease' rages through Rohingya camps

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Deadly 'long-lost disease' rages through Rohingya camps

Diphtheria had been all but eradicated in Bangladesh until last year, when more than 650,000 Rohingya poured across the border fleeing a bloody ...

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Ghosts of 1979: Iran protests won't bring regime change

Comment: Unlike 1979, there is no unifying force among the anti-government protesters, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau.

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Protests continue to rock Tunisia for a third night

Protests continue to rock Tunisia for the third night despite growing fears of a security crackdown as the prime minister promises the state ...

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Turkey to complete Iran border wall by spring 2019

Turkish officials have said the border wall aims to prevent infiltration from Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.

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Saudi dentist bars women visiting without a male guardian

A Saudi dentist, who remains unidentified, urged female patients to "prevent embarrassment" by only visiting with their guardian - ...

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Tom Charles

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Comment: Moving up the regional league table will be tough with rulers known for foul play, writes Tom Charles.

James Snell

Book review: Fire and Fury, but little else

Book review: Wolff's book purports to be an account of the Trump administration written by someone who roamed the White House without ...

Cutting bread subsidies could make Jordan the next Syria

Nidal Morrison

Cutting bread subsidies could make Jordan the next Syria

Jordan could find itself becoming the next Syria if it doesn't take heed of previous bread riots and insists on cutting bread subsidies writes ...

Sudan student killed in protests against escalating bread prices

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Sudan student killed in protests against escalating bread prices

Officials and witnesses said a student was killed in Sudan during demonstrations against soaring bread prices, which has led to a government ...

Protests erupt in Sudan as bread prices soar

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Protests erupt in Sudan as bread prices soar

Sudanese police used tear gas to scatter hundreds of demonstrators protesting skyrocketing bread prices, as Sudan's economic woes persist into ...

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