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Kurds pledge to fight Turkey to retain Syria's Manbij

Turkish president's plan to clear Kurdish forces from Syrian city and set up a safe zone elicits Kurdish defiance.

Adnan Abu Amjad

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Explosion hits Viransehir in Turkey's southeast

Car bomb kills at least three-year-old child and wounds 15 people in Viransehir, according to local governor.

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Fighting intensifies in Syria's Deraa

Heavy Russian attacks reported after rebels try to obstruct Syrian government bid to retake strategic border crossing.

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Saudi Arabia says four ISIL cells broken up

At least 18 arrested for providing shelter and funds to ISIL fighters and for recruitment in different parts of kingdom.

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Geneva talks unlikely to focus on transition in Syria

Assad's future may be off the agenda at meeting of Syrian factions, with focus likely to be elections and governance.

Assad's rule

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UN, Arab League reiterate support for Palestinian state

Joint statement by UN and Arab League heads comes after Trump drops US commitment to two-state solution to conflict.

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Air raid on Yemen funeral 'kills at least nine women'

Houthi rebels blame Arab coalition for attack on Shiraa village 40km north of capital Sanaa.

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Deadly car bombing rocks Iraq's Baghdad

Attack in area full of used car dealers is the latest in renewed wave of mostly suicide blasts to strike Iraqi capital.

Baghdad

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Thousands return to Iraq's Mosul as fighting continues

More than 46,000 people go back to homes in east of city despite fierce fighting between ISIL and government forces.

Mosul

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Start of Syria talks in Astana delayed by one day

A new round of talks on the Syrian conflict led by Russia, Turkey and Iran were set to begin on February 15.

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