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Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

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SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents. | Video

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Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes 31 Oct 2014

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents. | Video

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Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes 31 Oct 2014

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents. | Video

Kurdish peshmerga convoy heads towards Kobani to battle Islamic State 31 Oct 2014

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 31 Oct 2014

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 31 Oct 2014

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 31 Oct 2014

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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Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power. | Video