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Syrians vote in Kurdish-held northern region

Elections begin three-phase process to set up new governing institutions that aim to secure regional autonomy.

Kurdish groups

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SOHR: Israeli warplanes hit near Damascus airport

The air strikes reportedly struck sites controlled by the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah, says UK-based activist group.

Israeli warplanes

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Houthi criticises Saudis, UAE in anniversary speech

Rally to mark third anniversary of takeover of Sanaa by Abdel-Malek al-Houthi's army conspicuous by absence of allies.

A Houthi rally in Sanaa

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Abadi: Operation launched to retake Hawija from ISIL

Abadi lauds forces 'fighting more than one liberation battle at the same time' as drive against ISIL holdouts continues.

Hawija

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Iran's Hassan Rouhani hits back at Trump in UNGA speech

Calling Trump's UN speech 'ignorant, absurd and hateful', Iran's leader slams potential US withdrawal from nuclear deal.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

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SDF: Battle for ISIL-held Raqqa city in 'final stages'

ISIL fighters are now confined in Raqqa city centre, the SDF alliance says as it announces the opening of a new front.

Raqqa city

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Trump says Gulf crisis can be 'solved pretty quickly

US president and Qatari emir discuss Gulf diplomatic crisis on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

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'Deadly air strikes' target hospitals in Syria's Idlib

War monitor says Syrian and Russian jets struck four facilities, including maternity hospital, in retaliatory assault.

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Erdogan warns of sanctions over Kurds' independence bid

Turkish leader says Ankara is mulling sanctions if Iraq's Kurdistan region proceeds with September 25 referendum.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Qatari emir condemns 'unjust blockade' at UNGA speech

Sheikh Tamim renews call for talks 'based on mutual respect for sovereignty' to end the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

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Qataris and foreigners line up Doha waterfront to greet emir after his first trip abroad since the start of Gulf crisis.

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