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To Iranian Eyes, Kurdish Unrest Spells Saudi Incitement

By Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, Sept 4 – A decision by a Kurdish opposition group to take up arms against Iranian authorities has senior officials in Tehran worrying that Saudi Arabia is seeking to undermine its stability in a deepening of their regional rivalry. Riyadh denies the charge. But tension between the two countries is surging,

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Turkish Forces Deepen Push into Syria, Draw U.S. Rebuke over Targets

By Lisa Barrington and Umit Bektas BEIRUT/KARKAMIS, Turkey, Aug 29  – Turkish-backed forces pushed deeper into northern Syria on Monday and drew a rebuke from NATO ally the United States, which said it was concerned the battle for territory had shifted away from targeting Daesh. At the start of Turkey’s now almost week-long cross-border offensive,

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Turkish Opposition Leader Targetted by Kurdish Militants

By Ece Toksabay ANKARA, Aug 25  – Turkey’s outlawed Kurdish PKK militant group attacked a convoy of the main opposition party leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, while he was travelling in the northeast of the country on Thursday but he escaped unharmed, the interior minister said. Minister Efkan Ala also told Turkey’s NTV news channel that three

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Kurdish Militia Launches Assault to Evict Syrian Army from Key City of Hasaka

By Rodi Said HASAKA, Syria, Aug 22 – The Kurdish YPG militia launched a major assault on Monday to seize the last government-controlled parts of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasaka after calling on pro-government militias to surrender, Kurdish forces and residents said. They said Kurdish forces began the offensive after midnight to take the

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Turkey Arrests Novelist for Ties to Kurdish Militants: Media

ISTANBUL, Aug 20 – A Turkish court arrested prize-winning novelist Asli Erdogan on Friday over alleged links to Kurdish militants, the Haberturk newspaper reported, three days after she and two dozen more staff from the pro-Kurdish Ozgur Gundem newspaper were detained. Ozgur Gundem was closed by court order on Tuesday on grounds of spreading propaganda

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Bomb Attacks Kill Seven, Wound 224 in Southeast Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Aug 18 – Two bomb attacks blamed on Kurdish militants killed seven members of the security forces and wounded 224 people in southeast Turkey on Thursday, officials and security sources said, in a renewed escalation of violence across the region. A car bomb ripped through a police station in the city of Elazig

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Car Bomb Kills Three, Wounds More Than 50 in Eastern Turkey: Sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Aug 18 (Reuters) – At least three police officers were killed and about 100 people wounded by a car bomb at a police station in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig on Thursday, security sources said, hours after a similar bombing killed three people elsewhere in the region. Footage on the CNN Turk

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Iran Says Dismantles Cell Linked to Daesh in Border Province

DUBAI, Aug 16 – Iranian security forces killed three militants linked to Daesh in a city close to the Iraqi border on Tuesday, confiscating a weapons cache and belts armed with explosives, a senior official said. The trio were shot dead in the house they were staying in Kermanshah city, the governor of Kermanshah province, Asadollah

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