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Kurdish independence vote risks civil war: Turkey

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned that a plan by Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to hold an independence referendum late next month will lead to "civil war" in the conflict-stricken Arab country.

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With China in mind, Donald Trump and PM Modi announce elevated consultation

Thursday, August 17, 2017

With the threat of an economically and militarily assertive China looming before the US and India, US President Donald Trump chose India's Independence Day to signal that Washington has New Delhi's back by announcing the two countries ''will elevate their strategic consultations.''

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Africa-Israel summit 'justifies colonialism, apartheid'

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A group of Palestinian activists, academics, and civil society organisations have launched a campaign to deter African nations from partaking in the upcoming Africa-Israel summit, slated to take place in Togo in October.

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Iran’s supreme leader mocks US over Charlottesville

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei joined the international criticism of race-related violence in the United States on Wednesday with a mocking tweet.

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Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to Haj pilgrims

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the reopening of the border with Qatar to facilitate the annual Haj pilgrimage, state media said on Thursday, in the first signs of a thaw after the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years.

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Trump faces global criticism for rebuking anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Officials in Britain, Germany, the UN and elsewhere have condemned US President Donald Trump's latest comments on the deadly clashes that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which he said both the white nationalist demonstrators and the counter-protesters were responsible for the violence.

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