ISTANBUL - Turkish fighter jets launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq overnight since air strikes began last week, a government official said, hours after President Tayyip Erdogan said a peace process had become impossible.
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ABU DHABI - Several suspects in a bombing in Bahrain that killed two policeman have been identified and some have been arrested, the state news agency BNA said on Wednesday quoting the ministry of interior.
DUBAI - Unidentified assailants shot dead a Saudi Arabian soldier in the Kingdom's eastern district of Qatif, the official SPA news agency quoted a police spokesperson as saying on Wednesday.