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The Kurdish referendum can trigger serious unrest in the Middle East The Kurdish referendum can trigger serious unrest in the Middle East

As Kurdish Regional Government is likely to hold a non-binding referendum on September 25, Turkey perceives it in violation of Ankara treaty, arguing that it will renew the claim of Turkish state over northern Iraq. Kurdistan Regional Government Masoud Barzani has taken a risky step with his independence bid not only for regional powers but also the Kurds. Barzani attends ...

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Syrian activist and her daughter fatally stabbed in Turkey, Middle East News & Top Stories

ISTANBUL (NYTIMES) – A Syrian activist and her daughter, a journalist, have been found murdered in their apartment in Istanbul, family and friends reported on social media on Friday (Sept 22). Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter, Halla Barakat, 22, were discovered on Thursday night in Uskudar, on the Asian side of the city. The news was first announced on ...

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Qatar for nuclear-free zone in the Middle East

Qatar for nuclear-free zone in the Middle East  22 Sep 2017 – 2:08 Ambassador H E Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani at the conference. Geneva:  Peoples of the Middle East feel more than others the threat of nuclear weapons and the need to make progress on nuclear disarmament and believe that it is a basic step in this direction ...

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US, Iranian top diplomats confront each other for first time – Middle East Online

Middle East Online US, Iranian top diplomats confront each other for first timeMiddle East OnlineBut Trump has denounced the agreement as an “embarrassment” to the United States and has accused Iran of breaking it in “spirit” by arming militant groups and destabilizing the Middle East. In particular, he objects to the “sunset clause” that would … and more »

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Dubai’s Abraaj hires key figure in Middle East peace process – Banking & Finance,Culture & Society,Middle East

A former key figure in the Middle East peace process has been appointed by Dubai-based Abraaj Group as a managing partner. Kito de Boer will oversee Abraaj’s Impact Investing business and will spearhead the group’s global efforts to deploy private capital as a means of tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In 2014, he was appointed by US ...

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Trump Warned Saudis Off Military Move on Qatar

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates considered military action in the early stages of their ongoing dispute with Qatar before Donald Trump called leaders of both countries and warned them to back off, according to two people familiar with the U.S. president’s discussions. The Saudis and Emiratis were looking at ways to remove the Qatari regime, which they accused ...

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Trump Has Dropped Record Number Of Bombs On Middle East

President Donald Trump spoke at the UN on Tuesday about fighting terror but his bombs speak a lot louder than his words.  The United States has dropped a record number of bombs on the Middle East, roughly 10 percent more under Trump than his predecessor, thanks in part to Trump granting the military greater autonomy to conduct airstrikes. The U.S. strategy against ISIS is now defined ...

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