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Israel PM inaugurates Golan settlement honouring Trump: AFP

Katzrin - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday inaugurated a new settlement in the occupied Golan Heights, in honour of his key ally US President Donald Trump.Netanyahu unveiled a "Trump Heights" sign to mark the site of the new settlement.

Dogs trained to offer support to troubled US veterans

Nesconset - Michael Kidd, now 84 years old, fought in the Korean War. His young German shepherd Millie helps calm him down when things start to swirl, usually at night.

Ukraine's new president visits troubled Mariupol

Mariupol - New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday made his first official visit to the major trading port city of Mariupol, where he observed joint military exercises in the Sea of Azov.

Syria flare-up kills 35 fighters, 10 civillians: monitor

Beirut - At least 10 civilians and 35 combatants, mostly pro-regime forces, were killed Saturday in clashes and air strikes that erupted at dawn in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Den Haag - Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants -- many fleeing Syria's war -- who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.

Six Belgian orphans from IS families arrive in Belgium

Apo - Six Belgian orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group have arrived in Belgium, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said on Friday."The six children from Syria have just arrived in our country," Reynders said on Twitter.

China, Russia reject calls for freeze on UN pullout from Sudan

New York - China and Russia on Friday rejected calls from European and African countries to freeze the planned shutdown of a peacekeeping mission to Sudan's Darfur region.

IS focus on millennial women is worry for future: Europol

Den Haag - The Islamic State group is targeting women from the millennial generation as it seeks new recruits after the fall of its so-called caliphate, the EU's police agency said Friday.

Turkey refuses Russian 'excuse' over Syria strikes

Ankara - Turkey said Friday that it did not accept Russia's "excuse" that it had no ability to stop the Syrian regime's continued bombardments in the last rebel bastion of Idlib."In Syria, who are the regime's guarantors?

Investigators to unveil new MH17 findings next week

Den Haag - International investigators probing the downing of flight MH17 said Friday they will reveal fresh findings next week, nearly five years after the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot over Ukraine.

In Afghanistan, conspiracy theories fuel polio outbreak

Kandahar - Two-year-old Farid should have been vaccinated against polio, but his family -- like many in rural Afghanistan -- believed the conspiracy theories and refused to have him inoculated.

Saudi intercepts five Yemen rebel drones in new airport attack: coalition

Apo - Saudi forces on Friday intercepted five drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemeni rebels, a Riyadh-led military coalition said, in a second assault on an airport in the kingdom's southwest in two days.

Israeli cabinet to vote on Golan 'Trump' settlement

Jerusalem - Israel's cabinet will meet in the Golan Heights on Sunday to honour US President Donald Trump and vote on naming a settlement there after him, the prime minister's office announced.

Iran 'responsible' for Gulf of Oman attacks: Pompeo

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Iran of being behind attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman Thursday, and said it was taking the case to the UN Security Council.

Syria Kurds hand over 6 Belgian orphans from IS families: official

Beirut - Kurdish authorities in northeast Syria on Thursday handed to their Belgian counterparts six orphans born to families belonging to the Islamic State group, officials said.

US names envoy to find 'peaceful political solution' in Sudan: official

Washington - The US State Department nominated experienced Africa hand Donald Booth as a special envoy to Sudan Wednesday, hoping he can help craft a "peaceful political solution" between the military rulers and groups seeking civilian rule.

UN to send deputy envoy to US Mideast peace conference

New York - After weeks of hesitation, the United Nations announced Wednesday that it is sending its deputy Middle East coordinator to attend the unveiling of the economic component of a new US peace plan.

US blacklists Iraq firm as Revolutionary Guard guns front

Washington - The US Treasury placed Iraq-based South Wealth Resources on its sanctions blacklist Wednesday, saying the company is an important weapons trafficking and financial front for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco to attend US Mideast peace conference

Washington - Egypt, Morocco and Jordan have agreed to attend the unveiling of the economic component of a new US peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said on Wednesday.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon camp forced to destroy homes

Fakieh - Abu Mohamed lost his house in Syria early in the civil war. Six years on, it's happening again -- only this time in Lebanon and he has to destroy it himself.

Yemen rebels hit Saudi airport, coalition vows action

Apo - A Yemeni rebel missile attack on an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia wounded 26 civilians on Wednesday, drawing promises of "stern action" from the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels.

Syrian air defence downs Israeli missiles: state media

Damascus - Syrian air defence shot down a number of Israeli missiles targeting the south of the country early Wednesday, the official Sana news agency said.

Despite risks, Gazans dream of life away

Khan Yunis - At a modest dwelling open to the winds next to a landfill in the Gaza Strip, only the women, children and an old man remain.

US imposes sanctions on Syrian mogul for aiding Assad

Washington - The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on one of Syria's most prominent industrialists, Samer Foz, known for high-end holdings including the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, for allegedly enriching President Bashar al-Assad.

South Sudan court jails economist for two years for espionage

Juba - A South Sudanese court on Tuesday jailed a Harvard-educated economist for two years for spying after he gave interviews to foreign media, in a case that has attracted international criticism.

Iraq's judiciary denies deal to commute French jihadist death sentences

Baghdad - Iraq's judiciary on Tuesday denied it had struck a deal with Paris to commute the death sentences of French nationals convicted in Baghdad for belonging to the Islamic State group.

Roadside blast kills six civilians in southern Afghanistan

Kandahar - At least six people were killed Tuesday after a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in southern Afghanistan.It is the latest violence to hit the war-weary country where ordinary Afghans continue to bear the brunt of decades of conflict.

North Korea demands US ends hostility one year on from Singapore

Seoul - North Korea on Tuesday called on the US to "roll back its hostile policy", a day before the first anniversary of a historic summit between its leader and president Donald Trump.

North Korea may be cutting back on public executions: report

Seoul - North Korea continues to carry out state killings as a way of intimidating its citizens, campaigners said Tuesday, although the number of executions may be declining in the face of mounting international pressure.

UN hears calls to enforce Libya arms embargo

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday renewed a green light to a European Union mission to combat migrant trafficking and arms smuggling off Libya's coast amid calls for action to cut the flow of weapons.
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