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Saudi Arabia to allow women to drive

Royal decree announcing decision signed by King Salman will be effective immediately but rollout will take months.

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Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly back split from Baghdad

As Erbil-Baghdad tensions soar, regional election officials say 92 percent of voters choose 'Yes' in non-binding poll.

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Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid

Secret ballot seen as diplomatic win for Palestinian statehood, as Israel was actively seeking to postpone the vote.

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Iraqi Kurds under pressure after independence vote

Baghdad calls for suspension of international flights to Kurdish region after 'Yes' vote wins independence referendum.

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Iraqi PM: Kurds must hand over airports or face embargo

Initial results in Kurdish referendum in northern Iraq show a majority supporting independence from Baghdad.

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Erdogan: Kurdish vote risks 'ethnic and sectarian war'

Turkish leader threatens to impose sanctions, a day after semi-autonomous Iraqi region holds controversial referendum.

Recept Tayyip Erdogan

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Three Israelis shot dead in West Bank settlement

Palestinian gunman reportedly opened fire on Israelis in settlement of Har Adar near Jerusalem, killing three.

Israeli soldiers

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HRW: Saudi Arabia hate speech still targets minorities

Some state scholars continue to stoke discrimination against minorities despite reform efforts, according to HRW report.

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Iraq, Turkey forces in joint drills after Kurdish vote

Iraq army and Turkish forces conduct joint military manoeuvres after divisive Kurdish referendum on Monday.

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Iraq refuses talks with Kurds about referendum results

PM Abadi says Baghdad will not discuss results of Kurdish independence referendum, calling it 'unconstitutional'.

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Citizens should 'carefully consider' travel due to 'terrorist' threats and cross-border violence, State Department says.

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