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'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor

'Huge' explosion near Damascus Airport: monitor
Beirut - 

A massive explosion struck near Damascus International Airport early on Thursday setting off large fires, a monitoring group said, without specifying the cause. 

Iran nuclear deal under review as uncertainty grows

Vienna - 

Iran and major powers met Tuesday in Vienna to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear deal as uncertainty grows about the landmark accord’s future under US President Donald Trump.

Iraq forces in push to retake UNESCO-listed Hatra

Iraq forces in push to retake UNESCO-listed Hatra
Baghdad - 

Iraqi forces on Tuesday launched a fresh push southwest of Mosul to retake the Hatra area, which includes a UN-listed World Heritage site, a statement said.

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq
Beirut - 

Turkish warplanes killed more than 20 Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.

Top Turkey court rejects opposition challenge to vote

Top Turkey court rejects opposition challenge to vote
Ankara - 

A top Turkish court Tuesday rejected an opposition legal challenge to last-minute voting rule changes in the referendum over handing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greater powers.

Kuwait court backs government over petrol price hikes

Kuwait City - 

Kuwait's appeals court ruled Sunday that a government decision to raise petrol prices was in line with the constitution, overturning a decision by a lower court.

Egypt's Sisi to visit Saudi Arabia after tensions

Egypt's Sisi to visit Saudi Arabia after tensions

Riyadh - 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi received a royal welcome from King Salman as he landed Sunday in Saudi Arabia for a visit to boost ties after months of tension.

Protests in Istanbul over disputed referendum result

Protests in Istanbul over disputed referendum result

Istanbul - 

Hundreds of supporters of the 'No' campaign and Turkey's main opposition party protested in Istanbul on Sunday against the narrow victory in last week's vote on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

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