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A Saudi woman has been named to a senior government post for the first time, authorities said on Sept. 27 shortly after a ban on women drivers was lifted as the conservative kingdom takes steps to modernize its image.
Turkey, Russia and Iran have concluded months-long discussions after agreeing to set up de-escalation zones in four different regions of Syria
BAGHDAD – Reuters
At least 50 people died in a suicide attacks in a southern Iraqi city on Sept. 14, with more than 80 wounded, a health official and police sources said.
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse
The United States is “seeking excuses” to tear up the nuclear deal with Iran by demanding military site inspections, one of the Islamic republic’s top security officials said on Sept. 15.
ANKARA - Reuters
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will hold talks in Ankara on Sept. 14 with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an ally of Doha in its dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors.
The United States and Western allies have pressed Iraqi Kurdish leaders to ditch a “very risky” independence vote, presenting an alternative plan in an attempt to avoid conflict between the oil rich region and central government in Baghdad.
Diplomats, army and intelligence officials from Turkey, Russia and Iran came together in Kazakhstan’s capital a day before of the sixth round of Astana Process talks
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Sept. 14 discussed bilateral relations as well as regional and international developments.
TUNIS – The Associated Press
Some denounce it as a violation of Islamic law, others embrace it as revolutionary: An initiative by Tunisia’s president to make inheritance and marriage rules fairer to women is reverberating around the Muslim world.
Zeynep Bilgehan – DAMASCUS
Locals in Syria’s once vivid capital city of Damascus, which has been torn by a six-year-long civil war, are trying to stick to their daily lives and forget about the violence ongoing across the country.
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdurrahman al-Thani arrived in Ankara for talks with the Turkish leadership, after a recent attempt to resolve the ongoing dispute between his country and major Arab powers failed.