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Saudi Arabia sends fighter jets to Turkey for big IS battle

Saudi Arabia is sending aircraft to Nato-member Turkey's Incirlik air base for the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was reported as saying on Saturday. Saudi Arabia has

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Saudi Arabia sends fighter jets to Turkey for big IS battle

Saudi Arabia is sending aircraft to Nato-member Turkey's Incirlik air base for the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was reported as saying on Saturday. Saudi Arabia has

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Opec oil price anchor could be easy to unmoor

To hear Opec ministers in Vienna last week, one would think the organisation's battle for market share is a complete success and oil prices are now firmly anchored where they are.   "The strategy is work

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Faint signs of shifts in Yemen battle

The frontlines of Yemen's messy civil war have barely moved after weeks of Saudi air strikes and fighting between rival factions, but behind the scenes there are faint signs of shifts that could alter the balance on the ground.

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IS battle a 'Third World War’: Iraqi diplomat

Iraq’s top diplomat has described the global fight against the Islamic State as a 'Third World War'. Iraqi Foreign Minister Dr Ibrahim Al Jaafari said efforts to eradicate the extremist movement, which has taken ove

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Satellite anti-piracy coalition combats TV piracy

The Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition, which was recently launched, has taken important steps in the battle against the region’s vast number of pirate TV channels. Key industry players combined forces to raise awaren

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Libyan militia reach deal to end airport battle

A Libyan militia battling a rival armed group over control of the country's biggest airport is ready for a peaceful solution after five days of heavy fighting, a spokesman said, hours after shells hit the terminal building. Th

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Iran wrestles with tough choices in Iraq

Iran is wrestling with a complex array of historic alliances and enmities as it tries to develop a coherent response to the swift advance of hostile Sunni militants in neighbouring Iraq, said experts. Despairing of its protege Nur

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Maliki alienated Iraq's Sunnis, says US secret report

US intelligence agencies have repeatedly warned top government officials that Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki and his policies were gravely antagonizing his country's Sunni population, two US security officials said on F

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Gunmen attack Karachi airport academy

Two gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Karachi's airport academy and fled after Pakistani forces retaliated, a spokesman for the Airports Security Force said on Tuesday. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the

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