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Saudi Journalist Disappears at Consulate in Turkey, Iraq Forms a New Government, U.S. Withdraws from Treaties after Challenges at International Court

Police believe journalist and commentator Jamal Khashoggi was killed at Saudi consulate, Iraq’s kingmakers break stalemate to vote on new prime minister and president, and the Trump administration tries to dodge complaints at the International Court of Justice.

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Iraqi Kurds Return to Polls after Independence Referendum, Iranian Missiles Target Syria, Turkey Tries to Mend Ties with Germany

Kurdistan’s divisions run deep in its first election since its failed bid for secession, Iran’s missile strike sends a message to the United States, and last year’s German-Turkish feud colors Erdogan’s visit to Berlin.

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Iran Attacked by Separatists, Nuclear Deal Takes Center Stage at United Nations, Israel and Russia Spar over Downed Plane

Iranian leaders respond to a shooting at a military parade, diplomats defend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action at the UN General Assembly, and Russia is angry with Israel after Syria shot down a Russian plane amid Israeli airstrikes in Syria.

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