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US to extend Iran sanctions relief: AP sources

Related Articles WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is expected this week to extend relief from economic sanctions to Iran as part of the nuclear deal, citing progress in amending US legislation that governs Washington’s participation in the landmark accord, according to ...

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Syrian troops reach outskirts of key rebel-held air base

Related Articles BEIRUT/PARIS: Syrian pro-government forces reached the outskirts of a sprawling rebel-held air base on Wednesday, the target of a wide-ranging offensive in the northwestern Idlib province.Recapturing the Abu Zuhour air base, which the rebels took in 2015, has ...

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Mosul’s old heart in ruins 6 months after liberation

Related Articles MOSUL: Along the waterfront of the Euphrates River in Iraq’s war-torn Mosul, gaping holes in hotel walls reveal little but enormous heaps of rubble.Six months since Iraqi forces seized the country’s second city from Daesh, human remains still ...

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Turkey to mediate between KRG and Baghdad

ANKARA: The Turkish government is gearing up to play a mediating role between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Irbil to resolve their post-referendum dispute.The mediation proposal was announced by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu ...

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Security forces open fire on Yemen detainees, wounding 12

Related Articles CAIRO: Family members and a detainee say Yemeni security forces this week opened fire on detainees in the southern port city of Aden, wounding 12.According to the detainee and two family members visiting their jailed kin, the incident ...

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Israeli forces in manhunt for attackers who killed settler

Related Articles JERUSALEM: Israeli forces set up roadblocks and deployed around a major Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday in a manhunt for attackers who shot dead an Israeli settler.Raziel Shevah, a 35-year-old rabbi, was killed late ...

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