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UN council to vote on re-launching Western Sahara talks

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to vote Thursday on a draft resolution backing a UN bid to re-start talks on settling the decades-old Western Sahara conflict, diplomats said.

US 'deeply concerned' by Turkish strikes in Syria, Iraq

Washington - The United States is "deeply concerned" by Turkish air strikes that reportedly killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria, the State Department said Tuesday.

IS terrorises Mosul civilians as Iraq forces advance

Mosul - Iraqi forces advanced in west Mosul Tuesday, closing in on the Old City where jihadists executed civilians in a desperate bid to prevent an exodus and hold on to their stronghold.

IS terrorises Mosul civilians as Iraq forces advance

Mosul - Iraqi forces advanced in west Mosul Tuesday, closing in on the Old City where jihadists executed civilians in a desperate bid to prevent an exodus and hold on to their stronghold.

IS terrorises Mosul civilians as Iraq forces advance

Mosul - Iraqi forces advanced in west Mosul Tuesday, closing in on the Old City where jihadists executed civilians in a desperate bid to prevent an exodus and hold on to their stronghold.

Netanyahu snubs German foreign minister in NGO row

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks on Tuesday with Germany's foreign minister in a rare move after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government.

Netanyahu cancels meeting with German minister after dispute: source

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks on Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government, an official said.

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Erdem - Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.

Countries pledge $1.1bn to avert Yemen famine

Geneva - Countries around the world Tuesday pledged more than one billion dollars to help prevent a looming famine in war-torn Yemen at a conference UN chief Antonio Guterres called a "remarkable success."Yet the $1.1 billion (1.

Countries pledge $1.1bn to avert Yemen famine

Geneva - Countries around the world Tuesday pledged more than one billion dollars to help prevent a looming famine in war-torn Yemen at a conference UN chief Antonio Guterres called a "remarkable success."Yet the $1.1 billion (1.

Countries pledge $1.1bn to avert Yemen famine

Geneva - Countries around the world Tuesday pledged more than one billion dollars to help prevent a looming famine in war-torn Yemen at a conference UN chief Antonio Guterres called a "remarkable success."Yet the $1.1 billion (1.

Turkey bombs Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

Birut - Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.

Turkey bombs Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

Birut - Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.

Turkey bombs Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

Birut - Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

Birut - A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

Birut - A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

Birut - A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

Ukraine opens terror probe after OSCE medic killed

Kiev - Ukraine opened a terror investigation Monday into a mine blast that killed an American medic from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's monitoring team in the country's rebel-held east.

Pentagon chief Mattis visits Afghanistan after Taliban attack

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow: one woman's Syria story

Kamishli - Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria.

From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow: one woman's Syria story

Kamishli - Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria.

From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow: one woman's Syria story

Kamishli - Islam Maytat thought marrying an Afghan-British businessman was her ticket to a new life as a fashionista in London. Instead she became a widow living under jihadist rule in Syria.

US: Russia's actions in Ukraine 'obstacle' to improved relations

Washington - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation Sunday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Moscow's actions in eastern Ukraine remain an obstacle to improved US-Russian ties, the State Department said.

UN chief vows to stand up against anti-Israel bias

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres sought to reassure international Jewish community leaders on Sunday that he would stand up against any perceptions of anti-Israel bias at the world organization.

American OSCE monitor killed in rebel east Ukraine

Kiev - An American monitor with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe died after a mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in the Russian-backed separatist east, eliciting sharp words towards Moscow from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on...

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

Damascus - An Israeli attack on a Syrian camp for pro-government forces killed three fighters near the Golan Heights on Sunday, an official from the forces said.

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

Damascus - An Israeli attack on a Syrian camp for pro-government forces killed three fighters near the Golan Heights on Sunday, an official from the forces said.

US forces kill IS leader blamed for nightclub attack

Washington - US forces operating in Syria have killed a senior member of the Islamic State group blamed for an attack on a nightclub that left 39 dead, officials said Friday.

Russian FM presses US's Tillerson over Syria probe

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov voiced "regret" in a phone call with his US counterpart at Washington's opposition to a Moscow-backed plan to investigate an alleged chemical attack in Syria.

Israel targets Syria positions after Golan mortar fire

Jerusalem - Israel's army said Friday it had targeted positions inside Syria in retaliation for mortar fire that hit the northern part of the Golan Heights."The Israeli army targeted the source of the fire," an army statement said without giving further details.
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