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Turkey is the most dedicated country in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, adding that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) “neutralized” a total of 4,600 ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq.
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Tensions escalate in Gulf with the announcement of new naval exercises by Iran and news that Israel and the US are planning to carry out a joint military exercise
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The first report by Arab League observers in Syria recommends the controversial mission to continue and says monitors were subjected to “harassment” by the government and the opposition, an Arab League source said yesterday.
The Muslim Brotherhood won more than a third of the votes in the last stage of elections for Egypt’s Lower House of Parliament, according to partial results Jan. 6, which show the Islamists are set to dominate the legislature.
A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people and wounded 46 in central Damascus.
BAGHDAD - Agence France-Presse
Rockets were fired against Baghdad's Green Zone as Iraq's military marked...
TEHRAN - Agence France-Presse
Iran is to hold fresh military exercises in and around the strategic Strait of Hormuz within weeks, the naval commander of its powerful Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying on Friday.
While Iran held a major naval exercise in the Persian Gulf, a similar maneuver was carried out not far from Israel.
The Arab League admits ‘mistakes’ in its Syria monitoring mission and calls for help from the UN, declaring it won’t step down from its mission
Iraq has formally asked authorities in the semi-autonomous northern Iraq to hand over Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi and 12 of his entourage to face charges of running death squads, an Iraqi official said yesterday.
ISTANBUL / TRIPOLI
Tunisia calls on Libya, which struggles with disparate armed groups of former revolutionary fighters, to unify. Tunisia’s Ennahda leader Ghannouchi says there are no political or cultural obstacles in front of unification.