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US-led coalition says it killed 1,319 civilians in anti-IS war

Washington - The US-led coalition said Thursday it had unintentionally killed at least 1,319 civilians in strikes during its fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since 2014.

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air war on IS

Beirut - The US-led coalition said Friday it had unintentionally killed more than 1,300 civilians in air strikes during its fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since 2014.

Key coalition partner demands Algeria's Bouteflika quit

Alger - A key coalition ally of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika called Wednesday for him to resign following mass protests and a demand from the army chief that the ailing leader be declared unfit to rule.

Key coalition partner demands Algeria's Bouteflika quit

Alger - The coalition ally of Algeria's ruling party called Wednesday for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign, piling pressure on the ailing leader after the army chief demanded he be declared unfit.

Coalition says it hit airbase in rebel-held Yemen capital

Apo - A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said Friday it attacked an airbase in the rebel-held capital Sanaa, a day after the Saudi-backed government offered to restart peace talks with the insurgents.

Key Merkel allies threaten to quit coalition

Frankfurt Am Main - Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners threatened Sunday to quit her governing coalition, blaming bitter infighting in Berlin for massive losses to both the chancellor's conservative party and the centre-left in a regional vote.

Coalition says to open humanitarian corridors from Yemen's Hodeida

Apo - A Saudi-led military alliance fighting in Yemen said Monday it would open humanitarian corridors between two key rebel strongholds -- the Red Sea city of Hodeida and the capital Sanaa -- in coordination with the UN.

Civilian casualties 'deeply felt' by anti-IS coalition

Washington - The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists said Tuesday it is striving to keep civilian casualties to a minimum, after recently updating its civilian death toll to more than 1,000.

First round of Slovenia coalition talks fail

Ljubljana - The leader of Slovenia's anti-migrant SDS party, which won June's election, said Thursday he had so far failed to win the backing needed for a coalition government.

Czech billionaire PM forms coalition with Social Democrats

Prague - Czech billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Friday clinched a minority coalition deal with the leftwing Social Democrats (CSSD), but will still have to rely on the informal backing of the communist party to win a confidence vote in parliament.

US-led strike on regime positions kills 12 in east Syria: monitor

Beirut - A US-led coalition air strike on Syrian army positions overnight killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters in an area where both sides have been battling holdout jihadists, a monitor said Thursday.

US-led strike hits regime positions in east Syria: state media

Damascus - Syrian state media reported early Thursday that an aerial attack by the US-led coalition had hit several military positions in the country's east, but said there were no casualties.

US-led anti-IS coalition admits 14 more civilian deaths

Washington - The US-led coalition fighting the IS group in Syria and Iraq acknowledged Wednesday the deaths of another 14 civilians, increasing the overall toll of non-fighters killed to at least 855.

Anti-jihadist coalition looks to future role after IS defeat

Washington - With the Islamic State group all but vanquished from its self-proclaimed "caliphate" in Iraq and Syria, the US-led coalition that has been fighting the jihadists for more than three years is transforming its mission.

Anti-IS coalition strikes drop to lowest number

Birut - Air strikes by the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have dropped significantly, a spokesman said Tuesday, as the war against the jihadists winds down.

Austria's Kurz seeks coalition talks with far-right FPOe

Vienna - Austria's newly elected leader Sebastian Kurz said on Tuesday he has invited the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) to begin coalition talks.

Schaeuble successor in focus of German coalition talks

Frankfurt Am Main - This week saw German political parties open talks to form a first-ever four-way coalition, with a successor to respected and feared paymaster Wolfgang Schaeuble at the finance ministry one of the top prizes.

Merkel says to start coalition talks on Oct 18

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who won an election with a reduced majority two weeks ago, said Monday she would start talks to form a coalition government with two smaller parties on October 18.

Cornered in Raqa, IS breathing 'last gasps': coalition commander

- Ousting the last Islamic State group fighters from Raqa will be tough, but the jihadists are breathing their "last gasps" in their Syrian bastion, a senior US-led coalition commander told AFP.

Creaky Slovak coalition agrees deal to end crisis

Bratislava - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico struck a deal Tuesday to keep his three-party coalition in power, ending a week-long crisis triggered when a eurosceptic junior partner threatened to quit.

IS on 'last legs' in Mosul: Canadian general

Washington - The Islamic State group is on the verge of defeat in its former Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, where the jihadists will be fully ousted by next week, a coalition general said Thursday.

US-led coalition 'cannot confirm' IS chief death

Birut - The US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group said Friday it could not confirm the death of the jihadists' leader following reports by the Russia army that he might have been killed.

US-led strike kills founder of IS propaganda agency: activists

Birut - A US-led coalition air strike on eastern Syria has killed a founder of the Islamic State group's notorious Amaq propaganda agency, Syrian opposition activists said on Wednesday.

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor

Birut - A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP."The toll includes 33 children.

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor

Birut - A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP."The toll includes 33 children.

New US-led Syria strike kills 80 relatives of IS fighters: monitor

Birut - A US-led coalition air strike on the eastern Syrian town of Mayadeen early Friday killed at least 80 relatives of Islamic State group fighters, a monitoring group told AFP."The toll includes 33 children.

US-led strikes kill 35 civilians in east Syria: monitor

Birut - US-led coalition air strikes on Thursday killed at least 35 civilians in an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State group, a monitor said.

NATO will join anti-IS coalition at Trump summit: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO will join the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State jihadis, alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, ahead of a summit with President Donald Trump.

Convoy hit by coalition in Syria likely 'Iranian-directed': Mattis

Washington - A pro-regime convoy that was struck by US-led warplanes inside Syria this week likely was directed by Iran, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis said Friday.

Anti-IS coalition meets in Denmark to assess campaign

Copenhagen - Key members of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria meet in Copenhagen on Tuesday to assess the campaign's next steps as the jihadists' "caliphate" collapses.
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