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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Russia has issued a stern warning to U.S. forces and their allies in Syria, saying it has deployed Russian special forces alongside Syrian government troops in the battle for the oil-rich Deir el-Zour province and that Moscow would retaliate if the Russians come under fire.
BAGHDAD – Reuters
At least 50 people died in a suicide attacks in a southern Iraqi city on Sept. 14, with more than 80 wounded, a health official and police sources said.
Iraq’s parliament voted on Sept. 12 to reject a referendum on Kurdish independence planned for Sept. 25, authorizing the prime minister to “take all measures” to preserve Iraq’s unity.
ANKARA - Reuters
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will hold talks in Ankara on Sept. 14 with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an ally of Doha in its dispute with Gulf Arab neighbors.
MOSUL – Reuters
Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in a camp after government forces expelled the jihadist group from one of its last remaining strongholds in Iraq, security and aid officials said.
Diplomats, army and intelligence officials from Turkey, Russia and Iran came together in Kazakhstan’s capital a day before of the sixth round of Astana Process talks
Iraqi Turkmen political parties have reiterated their opposition to an upcoming referendum on Kurdish regional independence, calling on supporters to boycott the Sept. 25 poll.
TUNIS – The Associated Press
Some denounce it as a violation of Islamic law, others embrace it as revolutionary: An initiative by Tunisia’s president to make inheritance and marriage rules fairer to women is reverberating around the Muslim world.
Fevzi Kızılkoyun – ANKARA
A total of 174 Turkish militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have surrendered to the Iraqi army, Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and Peshmerga forces in Iraq after the liberation of Mosul and Tal Afar from the jihadist group.
Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdurrahman al-Thani arrived in Ankara for talks with the Turkish leadership, after a recent attempt to resolve the ongoing dispute between his country and major Arab powers failed.
BEIRUT/JERUSALEM - Reuters
The Syrian army said Israel targeted a military site in Hama province early on Sept. 7 which a war monitor said could be linked to chemical weapons production.