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Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport

Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport
Mosul - 

Iraqi forces on Thursday entered Mosul airport, which lies on the southern edge of the city, for the first time since the Islamic State group overran the region in 2014.

20 arrested as Bahrain approves military trial of civilians

Dubai - 

Bahraini police have arrested 20 people in a crackdown on Shiite villages, as legislators approved a constitutional amendment that could see civilians tried in military courts in the Sunni-ruled kingdom.

Iraq forces poised for Mosul airport assault

Al-Buseif - 

Iraqi forces readied on Wednesday for an assault on Mosul airport after blitzing jihadist positions in a renewed offensive to retake the Islamic State group's emblematic stronghold.

Top Yemen commander killed as rebels hit back

Aden - 

Yemeni rebels hit back at government forces advancing up the Red Sea coast, killing a deputy army commander in a missile strike, a military source said on Wednesday. 

Trump critic McCain meets Saudi King

Riyadh - 

Influential American Senator John McCain, a critic of President Donald Trump, held talks with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday, official media said. 

Drug shortages and malnutrition in Mosul

Drug shortages and malnutrition in Mosul

Arbil - 

Malnutrition, child deaths and drug shortages -- healthcare in west Mosul is getting worse by the day as Iraqi forces press an offensive to wrest it from the Islamic State group.

Regional rivals Iran, Turkey trade barbs over Syria

Istanbul - 

Diplomatic tensions escalated between Turkey and Iran on Tuesday as the regional powers traded accusations over their roles in the Syria conflict and the Middle East.

Iran bans drones in Tehran after device shot down

Iran bans drones in Tehran after device shot down

Tehran - 

Iranian officials have banned the flying of all private drones over Tehran after two recent incidents led to one of the devices being shot down near the supreme leader's office.

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