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Kurdish leader urges Turkey peace talks as 4 soldiers killed

Turkey's Kurds on Monday marked the annual spring festival of Newroz with a call for the resumption of peace talks between the government and Kurdish militants, but four Turkish soldiers were killed in another rebel attack in the restive sou

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Turkey starts repairs on Iraqi Kurdish oil pipeline as violence flares

Turkey has begun work to repair a pipeline taking crude oil from northern Iraq to the Mediterranean through its restive southeast and aims to restore flows soon, the Turkish energy ministry said.   The pipeline,

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Migrants among suspects in Germany's New Year violence

Nearly two dozen asylum seekers are among those suspected of involvement in mass assaults and muggings on New Year's Eve in Cologne, officials said on Friday, intensifying a debate about Germany's welcome for hundreds of thousands of mig

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Behind scary headlines, 2015 offers scope for optimism

This year may be remembered for barrel bombs, beheadings and the Bataclan massacre, but according to a Harvard psychologist, a remarkable long term downward trend in violence is continuing. Wars are far less common and deadly than

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260 women in Bahrain admit abuse in key study

More than 260 women in Bahrain have come forward in just three weeks to say they have experienced some form of domestic violence. They responded to a survey by the Bahrain Youth Forum Society’s Naseem Initiative, which is conducting nati

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Obama, Saudi king discuss Yemen, Jerusalem violence

US President Barack Obama spoke to Saudi King Salman bin Abd Al Aziz Al Saud by phone on Thursday about regional issues including the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the recent violence at religious sites in Jerusalem, the White House said.

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Second top Iraqi oil official shot dead in Kirkuk

Gunmen shot dead a senior official working for Iraq's North Oil Company (NOC), police and company officials said, just over a month after his predecessor at the state-run firm was gunned down.   Chief enginee

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Egypt's Mursi to appeal against violence conviction

Former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi will appeal against a conviction for violence, kidnapping and torture imposed by a court over the killing of protesters, his lawyers were quoted as saying by state media on Thursday. In Apri

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Terror costs $6.6bn to Bahrain’s national economy

Violence in Bahrain cost the national economy $6.6 billion last year, according to a new report. The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) estimated this was the equivalent of almost $5,000 per person, said a report in the G

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Most Libyan ports ‘operating despite violence’

Most ports in Libya are still able to operate despite the country's rival governments, economic chaos and increasing violence between armed groups, a shipping industry official said on Monday. Libya is in turmoil as a result o

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