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The battle to take full control of Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant will be over in a few days and an attempted fight-back by the militants failed, an Iraqi general told Reuters yesterday.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has called for dialogue a “lowering of rhetoric” between Qatar and a four-nation group led by Saudi Arabia after Doha denounced their sweeping list of demands.
DUBAI – Reuters
Saudi King Salman ousts his nephew as crown prince and installs his son Mohammed bin Salman, capping a meteoric rise for the 31-year-old
BEIRUT – Reuters
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad delivered prayers for Eid al-Fitr holiday in Hama on June 25, the furthest he has travelled inside Syria in years, showing his growing confidence.
Egypt sent fuel on June 21 to the Gaza Strip’s only power plant to help alleviate an energy crisis that has left the Palestinian enclave’s two million residents with less than three hours of electricity per day.
DOHA/WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
Qatar on June 24 denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate's sovereignty
Supporters of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani have reportedly concluded preliminary efforts to establish a new political party in Turkey.
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse
Chants against the Saudi royal family and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) mingled with the traditional cries of “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” at Jerusalem Day rallies across Iran on June 23
WASHINGTON - Agence France-Presse
A US warplane shot down an Iran-made drone operated by pro-regime forces in southern Syria early on June 20, officials said, the second such incident in less than two weeks.
The United States declared itself “mystified” on June 20 that Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have failed to justify their embargo on Qatar, and urged both sides to resolve the dangerous dispute.
Australian Defense Forces say they have suspended air strikes into Syria following the US downing of a Syrian military jet and Russia’s subsequent threat against US-led coalition aircraft