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The New York Times › 36 minutes ago
Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan said Washington was not right to propose that Ankara get rid of the Russian S-400 missile defences it purchased, calling it an infringement of sovereign rights, according to Turkish media.
The Independent › 38 minutes ago
Wrapped in Middle Eastern country's flag, owner was holding it with chain
The New York Times › 38 minutes ago
Wearing surgical masks, motorcycle helmets and clothes stained with blood and grime, they populate the protest barricades of Baghdad, chanting for the government to fall.
The Wall Street Journal › 1 hour ago
The Turkish government moved forward with deporting an American accused of having been affiliated with a terrorist organization, after Ankara said it received assurances from the Trump administration that it will take him back.
Al Jazeera › Opinions › 1 hour ago
Lebanese and foreign workers should be afforded a life of dignity in Lebanon.
Al Jazeera › 2 hours ago
Demonstrators stopped to pay their respects to Alaa Abou Fakher, who was shot in the head by a soldier on Tuesday.
The New York Times › 2 hours ago
Syrian state media is reporting that government forces have started deploying in areas close to the Turkish border in the country’s northeast.
Al Jazeera › 2 hours ago
Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS meets in US after recent developments in northeast Syria, including death of ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The New York Times › 3 hours ago
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has pardoned thousands of prisoners including 32 activists and others being held on “security” charges.
The New York Times › 4 hours ago
A database project says it has documented over 130 attacks on medical facilities in Yemen since April 2014 in apparent war crimes by all parties to the conflict.
The New York Times › 4 hours ago
A human rights group is accusing Egypt’s government of silencing rights advocates by continuing to bar them from travelling, while the U.N. is holding its periodic review of the country’s rights record.
Al Jazeera › Lifestyle › 4 hours ago
People in rural areas often have to travel for medical care in capital, where residents also struggle to get treatment.
The New York Times › 5 hours ago
Kuwait's prime minister has submitted his cabinet's resignation to the ruling emir of the Gulf Arab state, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
The New York Times › 5 hours ago
Turkey said it had received assurances from Washington that the American, whose fate had been in limbo, would not be refused entry.
The New York Times › 6 hours ago
Lebanese student Fatima Jaber's family is struggling to pay off multiple loans with double-digit interest rates.
The New York Times › 6 hours ago
The Emir of Kuwait has no intention of dissolving parliament, the parliament speaker said, in a report carried by state news agency KUNA.
Al Jazeera › 6 hours ago
The rights body says medics have become 'victim of the state's excessive force' as three more killed on Thursday.
Al Jazeera › 6 hours ago
A cocktail to combat tear gas, Al Jazeera meets the older generation committed to helping Iraq's anti-government protesters.
The New York Times › 6 hours ago
Major roads around Lebanon have been reopened after a two-day closure triggered by a TV interview with President Michel Aoun in which he called on protesters to go home.
Al Jazeera › 6 hours ago
Topping agenda of talks was Turkey's military operation in northeast Syria and Ankara's purchase of Russian missiles.
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