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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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Turkey Fails to Reach Ceasefire for Idlib, U.S. Threatens Punitive Strikes While Reinforcing Eastern Syria, Basra Protests Shake Up Iraqi Government Again

The Assad regime is bombarding one of the rebels’ last strongholds, the United States has committed to an open-ended deployment, and no one knows who Iraq’s next prime minister will be.

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Assad Regime Prepares for Idlib Offensive, U.S. Cuts Support for Palestinian Refugees, and Iraqi Factions Jockey to Form a Government

The Syrian regime is readying an assault on one of the rebels’ last enclaves, the Trump administration slashes its remaining funding to the Palestinian refugee agency, and two parliamentary coalitions battle for control of the Iraqi government.

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