Daesh killed 116 Syrian people, many summarily, in a central town in Syria retaken from the terror group by government troops over the weekend, the Syrian government and activists said Monday.
Daesh ‘massacre’ in Syrian town before army’s recapture
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani, the driving force behind last month's secession vote, finds himself isolated at home and abroad weeks after he scored a major victory with a resounding "yes" at the polls.
Iraq's Barzani isolated by his drive for Kurdish independence
The Iraqi government dismissed a call from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for the Popular Mobilization Units or Hashd al-Shaabi that helped Baghdad defeat Daesh to end operations in Iraq.
Iraq dismisses US call for PMU to ‘go home’
Russia on Sunday accused the US-led coalition in Syria of having flattened Raqqa with a Dresden-like bombing campaign and masking the destruction with a rush of humanitarian aid.
Russia: US has wiped Raqqa off the face of earth
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in Saudi Arabia Saturday, his second visit to the region in recent months as he seeks a breakthrough in a diplomatic crisis gripping the Persian Gulf.
Tillerson returns to Saudi Arabia as Qatar row simmers
The Syrian Army and allied forces released a town from Daesh on Saturday in central Homs Province, where the terrorists have lost vast territory in recent months, state media said.
Syrian Army takes town from Daesh in Homs - state media
Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk following a three-hour battle with Kurdish Peshmerga forces, security sources said.
Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover
The European Union has urged the Israeli regime to stop plans for the construction of new settler units in the occupied West Bank, warning that such moves undermine peace efforts.
EU urges Israel to halt new West Bank settlement plans
The EU on Wednesday demanded Israel reconsider plans for nearly 1,300 settler units in the occupied West Bank, saying they were “illegal under international law” and undermined the prospects for peace.
EU demands Israel ‘reconsider illegal’ settler units plan in West Bank
Kurds abandon last two oilfields near Kirkuk, Sinjar city
The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight.
Iraqi forces make fresh gains against Kurds

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