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The Iraqi army has turned its attention to driving back the Kurdish military forces after the Kurdistan region voted overwhelmingly on Sept. 25 in a referendum for independence (AFP/File)
October 17, 2017 - 13:46 GMT
The Kurdish town of Sinjar was given up by Peshmerga forces to a pro-Iraqi paramilitary group and the Iraqi army, Baghdad's army said Tuesday.
President Aoun pointed out that there are safe areas in Syria that can accommodate Syrian refugees who are now in Lebanon (AFP/File)
October 17, 2017 - 10:30 GMT
Declaring that Lebanon can no longer cope with the presence of Syrian refugees, President Michel Aoun Monday appealed to the international community for help in securing their safe return to their homeland.
The Pentagon did not describe how the strikes were conducted (AFP/File)
October 17, 2017 - 10:02 GMT
U.S. forces killed dozens of ISIS militants in a strike on two of its training camps in Yemen’s al Bayda governorate, the Pentagon said Monday.
Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad (AFP/File)
October 16, 2017 - 14:54 GMT
Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad has arrived in Riyadh on a fraternal visit to Saudi Arabia.
Amman Design Week's main space (Al Bawaba/John Lillywhite)
October 16, 2017 - 09:28 GMT
As Amman Design Weeks comes to a close, Al Bawaba takes a look at Jordan's place in the creative world and where artists hope to take it.
(AFP Photo/File/Farjana Khan Godhuly)
October 14, 2017 - 14:00 GMT
Two young Rohingya girls were killed by an elephant attack late Friday at refugee camp in coastal Cox's Bazaar city.
The UN atomic watchdog hit back at US criticism of the Iran nuclear deal, insisting its inspections there are the world's toughest and that Tehran is sticking to the accord. (AFP File/Majid Asgaripour)
October 14, 2017 - 07:59 GMT
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano says 'So far, the IAEA has had access to all locations it needed to visit.'
Palestinians fill bottles and jerrycans with drinking water from public taps at the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip, on February 22, 2017. (Said Khatib/AFP/File)
October 14, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Palestinians rejoice over long-awaited unity deal that will breath some life into the suffocated territory.
Iraqi army reinforcements drive down a road, linking Hawija to Kirkuk, near the village of Khabbaz on October 7, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Marwan IBRAHIM)
October 13, 2017 - 11:12 GMT
Hashd al-Shaabi fighters build-up south of Kirkuk, Hemin Hawrami wrote on his offical Twitter account.
The U.A.E will end the mission of North Korea's non-resident envoy and stop issuing new visas to North Koreans (AFP/File)
October 13, 2017 - 07:56 GMT
The U.A.E will end the mission of North Korea's non-resident envoy and stop issuing new visas to North Koreans.
Trust issues remain between Israel and Arab states (AFP)
October 11, 2017 - 08:14 GMT
Despite outward signs that relations between Egypt and Israel are warming in recent months, it appears that the two countries have some way to go before full trust can be established (AFP/File)
Malala Yousafzai, AFP/File
October 09, 2017 - 14:52 GMT
On this day five years ago, Malala was shot by the Taliban. Al Bawaba takes a look at her life and advocacy since the attempt on her life was made.
The late Umm Kulthum, seen here in 1967, enjoys legendary status across the Middle East (AFP)
October 05, 2017 - 06:00 GMT
Female singers returned to state-run television in Saudi Arabia after a ban that lasted over 30 years, in the country's latest step towards projecting a more progressive image.
An SDF fighter looks out from a ruined building in Raqqa, AFP
October 04, 2017 - 08:11 GMT
As Iraqi and Syrian Kurds continue to make gains toward independence, their complicated relationship is more clear than ever.
Regime-loyal militia soldiers overlooking a town near Deir Ezzour, AFP
October 02, 2017 - 14:12 GMT
As the battle for Syrian oil heats up, an ISIS counter-offensive against the regime has bought the Kurds more time to capture as much land as it can.
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October 02, 2017 - 09:50 GMT
Less people in the Middle East are relying on Facebook and Twitter as Snapchat and Instagram are beginning to take over.