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Iraqi Forces Begin Offensive To Retake Mosul From ISIS Iraqi forces have begun the offensive to retake the large city of Mosul from ISIS. The battle, which has help from U.S. advisers and airstrikes, could take weeks or months. | Oct 17, 2016 8:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Battle For Mosul: 5 Key Things To Know The Iraqi army, bolstered by U.S. air power, is attempting to dislodge the Islamic State from the city where it declared its caliphate. The forecasts point to a long, tough battle. | Oct 17, 2016 2:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Weekend Brings 'Worst Day Yet' For Aleppo Hospitals, And No Syria Deal In Sight Secretary of State John Kerry spent much of the weekend meeting with his counterparts from Russia and European countries, looking for a route to a peace, or at least humanitarian aid access, in Syria. | Oct 16, 2016 7:59 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Suicide Bomber Targets Shiites In Baghdad, Killing At Least 32 People The bomber hit a crowded tent of people participating in the Shiite ritual of Ashura. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. | Oct 15, 2016 6:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Egypt, The High Cost Of Romance Is Crippling Hopes Of Marriage Egypt's financial crisis has led to double-digit inflation with lasting repercussions. Rising prices make marriage unaffordable for tens of thousands of Egyptians and not only those who are poor. | Oct 15, 2016 3:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saudis Say Wrong Information Caused Bombing That Killed 140 In Yemen The Saudi-led coalition warplane bombed a crowded funeral hall in Yemen's capital Sanaa. An investigation has concluded that the coalition believed it was a gathering of rebel leaders. | Oct 15, 2016 2:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ethnic rivalries The battle of Mosul will have to navigate ethnic rivalries, as well as sectarian and religious sensitivities, writes Hugh Sykes.
BBC News | Oct 15, 2016 12:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iran Plans To Hang Child Bride Charged With Killing Her Husband International laws and treaties forbid the execution of an offender who was a juvenile at the time of the crime. Zeinab Sekaanvand was 17 when she was charged with stabbing her husband to death. | Oct 14, 2016 7:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Who is fighting whom? Yemen has been devastated by a war between forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and those allied to the Houthi rebel movement.
BBC News | Oct 14, 2016 2:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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'We are victims' Lebanon's delicate sectarian composition is under pressure as members of the Sunni community complain of being targeted by the security forces, writes the BBC's Lina Sinjab.
BBC News | Oct 14, 2016 12:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend