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Tensions surge in HK protests amid scuffles

Fresh scuffles broke out on Saturday between Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters and opponents of the week-long demonstrations, reigniting concerns that the Chinese-controlled city's worst unrest in decades could take a violent turn.

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Iraq violence killed at least 1,420 in August: UN

At least 1,420 people were killed in Iraq in August as sectarian violence raged in the country's centre and north, the United Nations said on Monday. A further 1,370 Iraqis were wounded and 600,000 people forced to flee as Isl

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Iraq chaos fuels Kurds' independence dream

A grave, freshly dug and adorned with pebbles, is the modest tribute to one more sacrifice in the long history of struggle for an independent Kurdish state. Hogir Fathi was looking forward t

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Iran in Saudi secret talks bid to solve Iraq crisis

Iran is sending officials to Saudi Arabia for secret talks about replacing Iraq's embattled Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki, with a compromise candidate who might broker a political solution to the deepening crisis there. The mo

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Opec oil output slips by 70,000 bpd in June

Opec's oil output has fallen in June from May's three-month high, a Reuters survey found on Monday, as fighting in Iraq closed its largest oil refinery and technical problems slowed its southern exports. The slight decline

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Egypt blocks three Iraqi TV stations

Egypt has barred three private Iraqi TV stations from its main satellite system, the broadcasting regulator said on Tuesday, after Baghdad complained that their coverage was stoking sectarian tensions. The news came a day after Eg

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Bahrain PM calls to end violence, urges Gulf Union plans

His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday stressed the need to steer the region away from further tensions and crisis-mongering.   He warned against the current untenable si

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Gulf Keystone sees Kurdish plans on track

Oil producer Gulf Keystone Petroleum said plans to increase production from its Shaikan oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan were on track despite escalating violence in the region. The London-listed oil firm said on Friday three wells at

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New talks bid to end violence in Sitra

A dialogue for Sitra is being proposed as part of a new initiative to tackle ongoing street violence.   Legislators want to sit down with village elders to find ways to overcome the situation and ensure young peo

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New law on family violence on the way in Bahrain

A new law on family violence is expected to ignore recommendations from Bahrain's top legal authority, which suggested spousal rape should not be illegal. The GDN reported last Tuesday that the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) h

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