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As Kurdish Borders Close, War of Words Heats Up

ERBIL, Iraq — The president of Iraq’s Kurdish region warned on Friday that the Kurds might be forced to retaliate if the central government persists with what his spokesman called a “very aggressive” stance toward the pro-independence referendum. Overseas flights ...

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Baghdad orders Kurdistan region to hand over borders, ports

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s central government in Baghdad ordered the country’s Kurdish region to hand over all border crossings and airports to federal government control late Sunday night, hours before the region is set to carry out a controversial referendum on support ...

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Pakistan Tells Doctors Without Borders to Pull Out of Tribal Areas

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistan on Wednesday told the medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders to stop its work and leave the country’s impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the organization said, ending its 14-year stay in the volatile region. Doctors ...

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South Africa borders on 'red alert' for Grace Mugabe

South African police have issued a “red alert” at the country’s borders for Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe, the police minister has said. She is accused of hitting a 20-year-old woman over the head with an extension cord in a ...

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Britain seeks Brexit without borders for Northern Ireland

LONDON/DUBLIN (Reuters) – Britain has said there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, in a paper that attempts to resolve one of the most complex aspects of ...

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Doctors Without Borders Suspends Migrant Rescue Patrols Off Libyan Coast

ROME — The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders said Saturday that it was temporarily suspending the operations of its ship used to rescue migrants because of what it said were threats from Libya’s Coast Guard. The crews of the ...

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