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Toll rises to 8 dead in deadliest PKK attack since Turkey coup

Toll rises to 8 dead in deadliest PKK attack since Turkey coup
Ankara - 

Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in the country's restive southeast, the army said Saturday, raising the toll from the deadliest such attack on the military since the failed coup.

Saudis offer UN information about attacks on Yemen civilians

Saudis offer UN information about attacks on Yemen civilians
United Nations - 

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has offered to share with the United Nations the results of 10 investigations into air strikes on civilian targets, according to a confidential letter AFP obtained on Saturday.

UN envoy proposes extension of Yemen peace talks

UN envoy proposes extension of Yemen peace talks
Kuwait City - 

The UN's envoy Saturday asked Yemen's warring parties to pursue peace negotiations in Kuwait for another week after the government said it was quitting the UN-brokered talks.

Syria says dozens of families leave rebel Aleppo

Syria says dozens of families leave rebel Aleppo
Damascus - 

Syria and its ally Russia said Saturday that dozens of civilians and rebels had left besieged eastern Aleppo through humanitarian corridors but residents there and rebels dismissed the claims as "lies".

Turkey releases 62 military academy students: report

Turkey releases 62 military academy students: report
Ankara - 

Turkish authorities on Saturday released from jail 62 students from Istanbul's military academy, more than two weeks after the July 15 attempted coup, local media reported.

Marketplace bomb in Yemen kills 7

Marketplace bomb in Yemen kills 7

Aden - 

A bomb explosion on Wednesday in an open market in Yemen's oasis city of Marib killed seven people and wounded 18, security and medical sources said.

Kuwait jails Shiite MP for insulting Saudi, Bahrain

Kuwait jails Shiite MP for insulting Saudi, Bahrain

Kuwait City - 

A Kuwaiti court on Wednesday sentenced a Shiite lawmaker to 14 years and six months in absentia for remarks deemed highly offensive to fellow Gulf states Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

Massive IS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city

Massive IS bomb attack kills 44 in Syrian Kurdish city

Qamishli - 

A massive bomb blast claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group killed at least 44 people and wounded dozens on Wednesday in the Kurdish-majority Syrian city of Qamishli.

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