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US urges calm as Kirkuk crisis escalates

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:50:53 GMT

The call comes as Iraqi forces take over the city after a controversial Kurdish independence vote.

Syria war: US-backed forces 'control' Raqqa

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:39:49 GMT

The Syrian Democratic Forces says only a few dozen Islamic State militants remain in the city.

US Open: Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb win titles on same day

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 13:54:53 GMT

Married couple Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb make sporting history by winning US Open squash titles on the same day.

Cairo 'most dangerous' megacity for women - survey

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:13:31 GMT

A survey of 19 megacities around the world finds the Egyptian capital the least friendly to women.

Iran nuclear deal: Global powers stand by pact despite Trump threat

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 10:38:59 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Mr Trump has left the US "more isolated than ever".

Saudi Aramco said its flotation remains on track for 2018

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 10:25:37 GMT

Oil giant Saudi Aramco dismisses reports the world's biggest share listing could be shelved.

Iraqi forces seize territory outside Kirkuk from Kurds

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:25:08 GMT

Iraq's military says it has taken key sites near the disputed city of Kirkuk from Kurdish forces.

US coalition refuses safe passage to Raqqa's IS fighters

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:18:54 GMT

City elders had brokered a deal to allow safe passage to IS fighters in exchange for 5,000 civilians.

Gaza amputees explain their unique friendship

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:19:03 GMT

After suffering injuries in Israeli air strikes, Mansour and Adly formed a special friendship.

Saving strays from the streets of Baghdad

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:46:31 GMT

Meet Asan Atallah, the 22 year old student rescuing animals in Iraq.

Dying one by one

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:52:30 GMT

An Iraqi Shia Turkmen woman recalls the horrors of her ordeal at the hands of IS militants.

Training day

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 23:43:19 GMT

Lt Jamie Robertson had just weeks to prepare Kurdish recruits to fight so-called Islamic State militants

Rhetoric or substance?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:58:16 GMT

The newness of the Trump policy seems to be a matter of rhetoric rather than substance, writes Jonathan Marcus.

'Just the beginning'

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:01:52 GMT

A Fatah-Hamas deal to end a decade-long rift is welcomed by Gazans, but many are wary of the future.

Death of the Nile

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:12:21 GMT

Can the world's longest river be saved?