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Syrian government forces ‘enter’ Kurdish-controlled Manbij region

Syrian government forces have entered the country's northern border region of Manbij controlled by Kurdish fighters, local sources told Al Jazeera and Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency. Trucks carrying regime forces and equipment, two tanks, and other armoured vehicles have arrived in the village of Arimah in the western countryside of Manbij, sources told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. Arimah…

FIFA hints at expanding Qatar 2022 World Cup to wider Gulf...

FIFA, football's governing body, is considering expanding the Qatar 2022 World Cup from 32 teams to 48, with the possibility of Doha sharing the tournament with other countries in the Gulf region.  FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday that the expansion, which is slated for the 2026 World Cup in the United States, Canada and…

Why do Kurds continue to flee Iraq’s Kurdish region?

Zakho, Iraq - When the boat turned over, Mahabad Ismael struggled to get to the surface. When she did, she found her husband, Issa, and her 12-year-old son, Abdullah. Her other four children were nowhere in sight. "My boy started crying: Where are they? They died. They died. No, I said, they are alive. They…
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