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    Israeli TV Shows Footage Of ISIS Training Camp On Israel’s Border

    Last November, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country “won’t allow Islamic State figures or other enemy actors, under the cover of the war in Syria, to set up next to our borders.

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    Iraqi troops in armed standoff with Kurdish forces in Kirkuk

    Fighting broke out between Iraqi Turkmen fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd al-Sha’abi) and Kurdish forces in the country’s central province of Salahuddin as tensions remain high

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    Iranians are all IRGC today: Zarif

    “Today, Iranians – boys, girls, men, women – are ALL IRGC,” Zarif said on his official Twitter account on Saturday, a day after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the nuclear agreement.

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    World leaders react to Donald Trump's speech on Iran

    World leaders were quick to react to US President Donald Trump's decision to "decertify" an international deal on Iran's nuclear programme.The 2015 deal, reached between Iran and the United States.

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    Trump Defies the World on Iran

    Defying most of the world, President Trump announced on Friday that the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear deal is no longer in the U.S. interest, and took the first step toward unravelling it.

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    Saudi's Waste No Time in Backing Trump's Iran Rants

    Saudi Arabia and Israel have both expressed their praise for the U.S. President’s move in contrast to the rest of the International community which has flayed the Trump's unilateral decision to decertify the deal.

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    Rouhani Rips 'Delusional' Trump for Sabotaging Nuclear Deal

    'Trump’s remarks on Iran…contained nothing but expletives and a pile of delusional allegations against the Iranian nation,' Rouhani said in a televised speech moments after Trump delivered a speech

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    Iraq launches Kirkuk operation as Kurd fighters mobilise

    A senior Kurdish official said thousands of heavily armed fighters had been deployed to resist the offensive "at any cost" and called for international intervention with the federal government in Baghdad.

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    Trump expected to move against Iran nuclear deal

    US President Donald Trump is expected to refuse to certify Iran's compliance with the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, an agreement between world powers and Tehran aimed at limiting the latter's nuclear programme.

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    US will lose global trust if it kills Iran deal: Mogherini

    The EU foreign policy chief says Washington’s possible withdrawal from the Iran deal will send a message to the international community that the US is not trustworthy when it comes to deal making.

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    Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah reach agreement

    The leader of Hamas said Thursday his group has reached an agreement with the rival Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Egyptian-brokered talks about the terms of control of the Gaza Strip.

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    Iraq court orders arrest of Kurd independence vote organisers

    An Iraqi court has ordered the arrest of members of the Kurdistan regional Government who organised a referendum on the region's independence last month, according to reports.

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    Iran has 'all options on table' if US blacklists Revolutionary Guards

    Iran told the United States on Tuesday that it will keep “all options on table” if President Donald Trump designate its elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

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    Saudi Arabia has fired many extremist imams: Saudi FM Al Jubeir

    Several thousand imams have been dismissed from mosques for propagating extremism, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Russian journalists in Moscow on Sunday.

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    Iraq imposes new measures on Kurdistan over referendum

    Iraq has filed a lawsuit through the office of the public prosecutor to put those officials on trial who arranged the independence referendum on September 25 despite the opposition of the Iraqi government.

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    'Negative consequences' if Trump quits Iran deal: Kremlin

    Moscow warned on Monday there would be “negative consequences” if US President Donald Trump fails to uphold the landmark Iran nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor.

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    Turkey launches military operation in Syria's Idlib

    Syrian rebel fighters are launching a major military operation backed by Turkish forces into a northwestern area of Syria largely controlled by jihadists, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday.

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    The geopolitics of Kurdish independence

    One week after Iraqi Kurds held their independence referendum, the geopolitical blowback has been swift and near unanimous. The United States has called the referendum illegitimate.

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    'People no longer care': Damascus accepts Assad victory as fait accomplish

    Within the capital city the story is similar. Half the checkpoints have been lifted, say Damascus residents, reducing the stress of traffic jams and creating a sense of a gradual return to normality.

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    US approves sale of $15bn missile defence system to Saudi Arabia

    The government of US President Donald Trump has approved a $15 billion sale of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile systems to Saudi Arabia, a move that the State Department.

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    UN Blacklists Saudi-led Coalition for Killing Children in Yemen

    The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen was on Friday placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children, drawing fresh calls from rights groups to step up pressure on Riyadh over the conflict.

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    Saudi king, Putin clinch billion-dollar energy, arms deals

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, on a landmark visit to Russia, and President Vladimir Putin on Thursday signed a slew of arms and energy deals as the key US ally seeks to deepen cooperation with Moscow.

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    Iraq forces retake Islamic State bastion Hawija

    Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi armed forces have liberated the strategic town of Hawijah, ridding the Takfiri outfit of its last bastion in the northern part of the Arab state.

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    Turkish court finds 42 soldiers guilty of trying to kill Erdogan

     A Turkish court on Wednesday found 42 former soldiers guilty of trying to kill President Tayyip Erdogan during last year’s failed coup, and handed most of them life sentences in the highest profile case related.

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