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A Syrian government forces' tank fires rounds in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor during an operation against Islamic State group jihadists on November 2, 2017. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

IS counter-attack to save last Syria bastion

  By Agence France-Presse Islamic State group fighters conducted a blistering counter-attack on Albu Kamal in eastern Syria Friday in a desperate bid to cling…

Iraqi Kurds walk around the central square near the Citadel in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on October 25, 2017. (AFP Photo/SAFIN HAMED / MANILA BULLETIN)

UN pushes Iraq, Kurds to hold talks

By Agence France-Presse The UN Security Council on Thursday urged the Iraqi government and regional leaders in Kurdistan to set a timetable for talks to…

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) meets with Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in Baghdad on October 23, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alex Brandon / MANILA BULLLETIN)

Iraq PM challenges Tillerson on Iran remarks

By Agence France-Presse Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met top US diplomat Rex Tillerson in Baghdad on Monday, challenging the secretary of state over his…