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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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A DMZ Deal for Idlib, U.S. Tones Down Plans for Confrontation with Iran at the United Nations, Saudi-Emirati Offensive in Yemen Resumes

Russia and Turkey reach an agreement to avert a crisis in Syria, the Trump administration reconsiders plans for a Trump-chaired UN Security Council session, and the offensive to retake Hodeidah is back on.

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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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