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Kurds, Iraq in crisis talks – US urges calm

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq, Oct 15, (Agencies): The presidents of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan held talks Sunday to defuse an escalating crisis, after a deadline for Kurdish …

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Civilians flee Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria, Oct 15, (Agencies): US-backed forces announced Sunday the “final phase” of the battle to retake Syria’s Raqqa, after the city was evacuated …

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Philippines, Australia hold drill – ‘Battle for Marawi to end soon’

SUBIC BAY, Philippines, Oct 15, (Agencies): Filipino and Australian naval forces darted across the sea and landed on a Philippine wharf in a disaster-response drill …

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Kuwait success in economic, financial reforms: IMF

Changes cap phase one WASHINGTON, Oct 14, (KUNA): Kuwait has been successful in implementing the first phase of its economic and financial reforms, which are …

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Kuwait, Cyprus work tax, air service pacts

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 14: Kuwait and Cyprus have established a very close relationship which they have been cultivating for over half a century now, Minister …

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Trump strikes blow at Iran deal in policy shift – Iran angry

WASHINGTON, Oct 14, (Agencies): President Donald Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear deal on Friday, defying both US allies and adversaries by …

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‘Child killed, wife raped’ – Freed family reaches Canada

TORONTO, Oct 14, (AP): Former hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani network in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter and raped his American wife during the …

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ISIS Fighters surrender – Raqqa fall nears

AIN ISSA, SYRIA/BEIRUT, Oct 14, (RTRS): Islamic State is on the verge of defeat in Raqqa, once its de facto Syrian capital, and the city …

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KURDS OFFER IRAQ TALKS OVER AIRPORT, BANKS BAN

PM denies attack plan … tensions rise – Peshmerga note force deployment ERBIL, Iraq, Oct 12, (Agencies): Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday denied an attack …

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Pope to visit Myanmar to push for peace

Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to mainly-Buddhist Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the …

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