Mexican authorities have arrested a key drug cartel lord.
Russia has accused the US of "barbaric" bombardment of Raqqa, after US-backed forces took control of the city earlier this week. Forces on both sides are racing to reclaim land in Syria's oil-rich Deir el-Zour province.
Pyongyang says it would repatriate a South Korean boat and its crew which had been captured in North Korean waters. It comes as US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis was in South Korea for talks on the standoff with the North.
Kirkuk’s last Kurdish sector has fallen to forces of Iraq’s government as Baghdad seeks to reassert authority. To the north, inside core Kurdistan, a Russian firm has taken control of a key oil export pipeline.
Iraq's counter-terrorism forces have taken control of key government buildings in oil-rich Kirkuk. Thousands of Kurds have fled the city, fearing reprisal killings from Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed Shiite militias.
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