ANKARA — Turkey scrambled several F-16 fighter jets on Sunday evening to hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq, local Dogan News Agency reported.
The jets took off at around 20:30 local time (18:30 GMT) from the Diyarbakir air base in southeastern Turkey and the sound of bombing was heard in Hakkari province located at Turkey and Iraq border. (Turkey-PKK-Airstrikes)
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TEHRAN — Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif embarked on a three-nation tour of regional countries on Sunday for talks on bilateral and regional issues, state IRIB TV reported.
Zarif left here for Kuwait Sunday on the first leg of his trip to be followed by Qatar and Iraq. (Iran-FM-Visit)
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ARISH, Egypt — At least 18 police recruits were injured on Sunday during a blast that targeted their bus in northern Sinai province, according to medical sources.
An explosive device hit their bus on a coastal highway in Arish city of Egypt’s restive North Sinai province, bordering the Palestinian Gaza Strip and Israel, medical sources in Arish told Xinhua. (Egypt-Police-Blast)
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JERUSALEM — Israel rejected on Sunday a recent warning by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that if the Congress wound block the nuclear deal with Iran, the international community might blame Israel for the failure.
Israeli Minister of Energy Yuval Steinitz told Israel’s Walla news site that Israel will not be pressured to stop voicing its criticism of the deal. (Israel-U.S.-Warning) Enditem