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China says wants closer military ties with Iran

China says wants closer military ties with IranChina wants to have closer military ties with Iran, the Chinese defence minister told the visiting head of the Iranian navy on Thursday, state media reported, reaffirming Beijing's diplomatic links with Tehran despite controversy over its nuclear plans

Turkey opposition slams Kobani corridor as 'policy U-turn'

Turkey opposition slams Kobani corridor as The main opposition party in Turkey has criticized the government for allowing the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces a safe passage into the besieged Syrian town of Kobani

Danish court frees 10 accused of funding PKK

Danish court frees 10 accused of funding PKKA Danish court Wednesday freed 10 men charged with financing the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, for alleged terrorist operations

S. Arabia reports new Coronavirus fatality, infection

S. Arabia reports new Coronavirus fatality, infectionSaudi Arabia on Wednesday reported one new fatality because of Coronavirus as well as a new virus infection

Syrian Kurdish parties sign Dohuk deal to fight ISIL

Syrian Kurdish parties sign Dohuk deal to fight ISILKurdish political parties in northern Syria signed Wednesday the "Dohuk agreement" to defend Rojava, a Kurdish-majority area in northeast Syria, against the ISIL

Pentagon confirms one resupply bundle in ISIL hands

Pentagon confirms one resupply bundle in ISIL handsThe Pentagon said on Wednesday two bundles of military supplies for Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani went astray during an air drop earlier this week, with one destroyed later by an air strike and the other taken by ISIL militants

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girls' release

Nigeria talks with Boko Haram but no sign of girlsNearly a week after Nigeria announced a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram, which it said would include the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the group, there is still no sign of the girls being freed

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in East Jerusalem

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in East JerusalemViolent clashes erupted on Wednesday in an East Jerusalem neighborhood between scores of Palestinian youths, on one hand, and Israeli policemen and army troops, on the other, eyewitnesses said

By hook or by crook, settlers rack up East Jerusalem gains

By hook or by crook, settlers rack up East Jerusalem gainsJewish settlers are notching up property gains in the heart of East Jerusalem through a series of shady deals involving frontmen or straw companies

Official: UN exerting efforts to solve Gaza salary crisis

Official: UN exerting efforts to solve Gaza salary crisisA UN official told that the UN has been exerting significant efforts to work out a solution to the salary crisis in the Gaza Strip