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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter

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SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday towards the frontier with Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani, which has become the focus of the global war against Islamic State militants. | Video

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Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter 8:29pm GMT

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday towards the frontier with Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani, which has become the focus of the global war against Islamic State militants. | Video

Kurdish peshmerga convoy heads towards Kobani to battle Islamic State 8:02pm GMT

SURUC Turkey - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces in Turkey headed on Friday towards the Syrian border where they were expected to help push back Islamic State insurgents encircling the mainly Kurdish border town of Kobani, a Reuters witness said.

Kurdish peshmerga convoy heads towards Kobani to battle Islamic State 7:48pm GMT

SURUC Turkey - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces in Turkey headed on Friday towards the Syrian border where they were expected to help push back Islamic State insurgents encircling the mainly Kurdish border town of Kobani, a Reuters witness said.

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Turkey's Erdogan says Kurdish peace process will continue despite unrest 3:34pm GMT

PARIS - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday a peace process with Kurdish militants would continue after the killing of four soldiers and riots this month over what Kurds saw as Turkey's refusal to help their kin in Syria.

UPDATE 2-Turkish regulator approves Aviva, Sabanci pension unit partial float 3:03pm GMT

ISTANBUL, Oct 31 - Turkey's capital markets board has approved plans by British insurer Aviva Plc and Turkish conglomerate Sabanci Holding to float a stake in their Turkish joint venture pension unit Avivasa.

Bahraini investment firms buy U.S. company PRO Unlimited 30 Oct 2014

DUBAI - Bahrain-based alternative investment fund Investcorp and sovereign fund Mumtalakat [BHMUT.UL] have acquired U.S. software and services firm PRO Unlimited for around $300 million.

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First Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria's Kobani: monitoring group 30 Oct 2014

BEIRUT - The first Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the beseiged Syrian town of Kobani through the border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. | Video

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First Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria's Kobani - monitoring group 30 Oct 2014

BEIRUT - The first Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani through the border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. | Video

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Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State 30 Oct 2014

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT - A convoy of peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq headed across southeastern Turkey on Wednesday towards the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes. | Video

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Gazprom to resume gas supply once Ukraine pays $2.2 billion

MOSCOW - Russia could resume natural gas deliveries to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion (1.4 billion pounds) in debt and pre-payments, gas exporter Gazprom said on Friday, under a deal that also safeguards winter deliveries to Europe. | Video