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Turkish military says it killed 23 PKK militants in air strikes in northern Iraq

Turkish military says it killed 23 PKK militants in air strikes in northern Iraq

Turkey's military carried out air strikes in northern Iraq Wednesday, killing 23 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), it said on Twitter. The air strikes targeted several regions in the neighboring northern Iraq, including the Qandil mountains, a PKK stronghold,...

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Iran summons Danish ambassador over plot allegations

Iran summons Danish ambassador over plot allegations

Iran's foreign ministry summoned the Danish ambassador on Wednesday over the arrest of an Iranian-Norwegian national for allegedly plotting an attack in Denmark. "The Danish ambassador arrived at the foreign ministry this morning," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said in a...

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Daesh claims responsibility for attack on Shi'ites in Iraq

Daesh claims responsibility for attack on Shi'ites in Iraq

Daesh (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on Shiiite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq Tuesday, its news agency Amaq reported. The roadside bomb killed three pilgrims as they walked to a holy site near the northeastern Iraqi city of Khanaqin.

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US sanctions will have 'severe consequences' for world order: Iran

US sanctions will have 'severe consequences' for world order: Iran

U.S. sanctions against Iran will have "severe consequences" for the world order, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday, days before new sanctions on Tehran's oil exports take effect. Washington reintroduced sanctions against Iran's currency trade, metals and auto...

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Blast kills three Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq: police

Blast kills three Shiite Muslim pilgrims in Iraq: police

Three Shiite Muslim pilgrims were killed by a roadside bomb as they walked to a holy site near the northeastern Iraqi city of Khanaqin Tuesday, police said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the three women. But Daesh (ISIS) militants are active in the area...

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Death toll in Iran alcohol poisoning jumps to 84

Death toll in Iran alcohol poisoning jumps to 84

Iran's health ministry said Monday a total of 84 people have died and nearly 1,000 been poisoned from consuming bootleg alcohol over the past six weeks, ISNA news agency reported. Despite tough penalties against alcohol consumption since the Islamic revolution of 1979, the use of...

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border protests: Gaza ministry

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border protests: Gaza ministry

A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in fresh protests on the Gaza border Monday, the health ministry in the enclave said. Mohammad abu Abada, 27, was shot in the chest in protests along the border near Beit Lahia in northern Gaza, a health ministry spokesman told AFP. An...

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3 Palestinian teens killed in Israeli air strike: Gaza ministry

3 Palestinian teens killed in Israeli air strike: Gaza ministry

Three Palestinians were killed Sunday in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip, the health ministry in the enclave said. Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said emergency crews were transporting the bodies of the dead, who appeared to be in their early teens, to hospital in Gaza....

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Iran's Khamenei calls for fight against enemy 'infiltration'

Iran's Khamenei calls for fight against enemy 'infiltration'

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Sunday for the stepping up of efforts to fight enemy "infiltration" in a speech to officials in charge of cyber defense, state television reported. "In the face of the enemy's complex practices, our civil defense should ......

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Iran's parliament approves 4 ministers backed by president

Iran's parliament approves 4 ministers backed by president

Iran's parliament approved four new ministers Saturday, all endorsed by President Hassan Rouhani who urged them to help "resist" and "fight" the U.S. as it reinstates sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Rouhani's comments came as lawmakers were discussing the vote for candidates...

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Gazan dies of wounds from Israeli fire

Gazan dies of wounds from Israeli fire

A Palestinian has succumbed to wounds he sustained by Israeli army fire during anti-occupation protests along border of the Gaza Strip on Friday, according to the Health Ministry. Yahya Bader al-Hassanat, 37, from the central Gaza Strip, died of his head injury on Sunday, ministry...

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Palestinian dies of wounds after Gaza clashes

Palestinian dies of wounds after Gaza clashes

A Palestinian has died two days after suffering gunshot wounds in clashes on the Israel-Gaza border, the health ministry in the enclave said Sunday. The death raises to seven the number of Palestinians killed as a result of Friday's clashes when thousands again approached the border...

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Oman offers help in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts: Oman minister

Oman offers help in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts: Oman minister

Oman is offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians to come together but is not acting as mediator, Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, the sultanate’s minister responsible for foreign affairs said Saturday. Oman relies on the United States and efforts by President Donald Trump in...

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Hamas denies halt of Egyptian mediation for Gaza truce

Hamas denies halt of Egyptian mediation for Gaza truce

Palestinian group Hamas on Saturday denied Israeli media reports about halting Egyptian mediation between Gaza-based factions and Israel.  “Egyptian efforts aimed to reach a truce in Gaza are still ongoing,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum told Anadolu Agency.  He said: "Hamas...

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After deadly Gaza protests, rockets hit southern Israel

After deadly Gaza protests, rockets hit southern Israel

Israeli aircraft struck several militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday shortly after militants fired rockets into southern Israel, the Israeli military said. Israel's chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot conducted situational assessment while the airstrikes and barrages of...

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Iraq to halt Kirkuk exports to Iran, may resume them to Turkey: sources

Iraq to halt Kirkuk exports to Iran, may resume them to Turkey: sources

Iraq will stop trucking crude oil from its northern Kirkuk oil field to Iran in November in order to comply with sanctions imposed on its neighbor by the United States, two sources familiar with Iraqi oil export operations said Friday. Currently, Iraq is exporting less than 30,000...

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Egypt conducts military maneuvers on Libya border

Egypt conducts military maneuvers on Libya border

The Egyptian military on Friday conducted live-fire exercises near the Libyan border, according to a statement released by the army.  “Army Chief-of-Staff Mohamed Farid is overseeing the primary phase of the Raad 29 maneuvers, which are being conducted by an army unit in...

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At least 18 people, mostly children, die in flash flood in Jordan

At least 18 people, mostly children, die in flash flood in Jordan

At least 18 people, mainly schoolchildren and teachers, were killed Thursday in a flash flood near Jordan's Dead Sea that happened while they were on an outing, rescuers and hospital workers said. Thirty-four people were rescued in a major operation involving police helicopters and...

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