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Did you hear the explosion yesterday in Erbil? Officials confirmed the blast on Saturday was not an attack but simply an accident. Three Peshmerga soldiers were lightly wounded in a blast at the Zeravani Peshmerga building on 60m. One of the generator at the Zeravani Peshmerga office caught on fire which then spread to an […]

It’s not Middle East drama, this time it’s Pacific. The US has said it will use its “considerable military forces” on North Korea “if we must”, following Tuesday’s long-range missile test. US ambassador Nikki Haley said a new resolution will also be tabled against Pyongyang at the United Nations. Meanwhile in Iraq, unlike the Gulf […]

 No more mincing words: the US has warned there are “potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack” by the Syrian regime and told the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, he would face a “heavy price” if one is carried out. The announcement comes amid rising tensions in Syria between the US-led coalition and Russia, which is […]

No happy ending unfortunately after an enormous fire gripped a west London building on Wednesday. Twelve people have died in the tower block fire and the number of deaths is expected to rise, police have said. Firefighters rescued 65 people but witnesses said people were trapped in the tower block, and that some jumped from […]

Drama is unfolding in the Middle East as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of destabilizing the region. The countries say Qatar is supporting terrorist groups including the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State.   The Saudi state news agency said Riyadh had closed its […]

Theresa May is to raise concerns with Donald Trump after evidence from the Manchester Arena bombing was apparently leaked to US media. UK officials were “furious” when photos appearing to show debris from the attack appeared in American media. The prime minister is expected to raise the issue with the US president when they meet at a […]

Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a spending bill to keep the US government running until 30 September, media report. The bipartisan deal boosts military spending but does not include funding for President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexico border, they say. The reported $1 trillion deal (£770bn) is expected to be voted […]

The US has expressed “deep concern” at Turkish air strikes that killed about two dozen Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. The US-backed Popular Protection Units (YPG), fighting against IS, said their positions were hit multiple times. A woman addressing visiting US forces described Syrian Kurds as “mothers of martyrs” Turkey will resume its military […]

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of “alarming ongoing provocations” aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America’s interests in the region. “An unchecked Iran has the potential to travel the same path as North Korea and to take the world along with it,” Mr Tillerson said.  Earlier, President Donald Trump […]


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