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Nations bombing IS failing to protect civilians: UN

Geneva - The UN on Friday urged all nations bombing jihadist targets in Syria to better distinguish between civilian and military targets, following reports that US-led coalition strikes killed dozens of non-combatants.

Foreigners involved in deadly Philippine urban battle: govt

Marawi - Foreigners are among Islamist gunmen battling security forces in a southern Philippine city, the government said Friday as the reported death toll from four days of clashes climbed to 46.

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.

US probe finds more than 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike

Washington - A Pentagon investigation has concluded that at least 105 civilians died in an anti-IS strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March, officials said Thursday, but they blamed the toll on a secondary explosion of jihadist munitions.

Is it a drone? Is it a balloon? No, it's a bird, says N.Korea

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday accused the South of unleashing more than 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds in an "armed provocation" at the tense Demilitarized Zone, after Seoul's forces fired warning shots at an object flying over the border.

Is it a drone? Is it a balloon? No, it's a bird, says N.Korea

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday accused the South of unleashing more than 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds in an "armed provocation" at the tense Demilitarized Zone, after Seoul's forces fired warning shots at an object flying over the border.

Is it a drone? Is it a balloon? No, it's a bird, says N.Korea

Seoul - North Korea on Thursday accused the South of unleashing more than 450 machine gun rounds at a flock of birds in an "armed provocation" at the tense Demilitarized Zone, after Seoul's forces fired warning shots at an object flying over the border.

Iraq radio show finds talent amid rubble of Mosul

Arbil - It's a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul's youth after years of jihadist rule and a months-long battle for the city.

Iraq radio show finds talent amid rubble of Mosul

Arbil - It's a radio talent contest with a mission: showcasing the skills of Mosul's youth after years of jihadist rule and a months-long battle for the city.

Rebel parts of Syria revive beloved Arabian horse races

- Perched on his chestnut steed Shams, teenager Munzer triumphantly held up his first place trophy at a rare horse race staged in an opposition-held area of Syria.

No increase in civilian deaths under Trump: US general

Ak - A top US Air Force official on Wednesday denied claims that civilian casualties in Iraq and Syria are soaring under President Donald Trump, who has given greater leeway to battlefield commanders.

Iraqi artist secretly chronicled IS brutality

Al Hamdaniyah - Mustafa al-Tha'i worked in secret at night, using his brushes and pencils to record the violence he saw during the day under the Islamic State group's brutal reign in Iraq.

Oman flies freed Australian out of Yemen

Muscat - An Australian kidnapped in Yemen was evacuated from the war-torn country by the Omani government on Wednesday after negotiations through tribal mediators led to his release.

N. Korea balloons prompted warning shots: Seoul

Seoul - Flying objects that prompted South Korean forces to fire warning shots this week appeared to be balloons carrying propaganda leaflets from the North, Seoul's military said Wednesday.

N. Korea balloons prompted warning shots: Seoul

Seoul - Flying objects that prompted South Korean forces to fire warning shots this week appeared to be balloons carrying propaganda leaflets from the North, Seoul's military said Wednesday.

N. Korea balloons prompted warning shots: Seoul

Seoul - Flying objects that prompted South Korean forces to fire warning shots this week appeared to be balloons carrying propaganda leaflets from the North, Seoul's military said Wednesday.

Former Pentagon chief Gates warns of more IS attacks

Washington - Former US defense secretary Robert Gates warned Tuesday that the West can expect further attacks like the suicide bombing in Manchester that killed at least 22 people.Gates, who served under both George W.

Five dead in IS attacks on Syrian minority neighbourhoods

Damascus - Five people were killed on Tuesday when two explosives-packed vehicles blew up near minority neighbourhoods in Syria, in incidents claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.

S. Korea fires warning shots at object flown from N. Korea

Seoul - South Korea fired warning shots Tuesday at a flying object that entered the country's airspace from North Korea across the Demilitarized Zone, Seoul's military said.

Trump arrives for talks with Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Bethlehem - US President Donald Trump arrived for talks with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday as they seek ways to renew Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

US forces kill seven Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen raid: Pentagon

Washington - US forces have carried out a ground raid on an Al-Qaeda compound in Yemen, killing seven militants, the Pentagon said late Monday.

Trump wants Mideast peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace Tuesday as he wrapped up a closely watched visit, but offered no specifics on how to resolve the conflict.

Trump wants Mideast peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump called on Israelis and Palestinians to make compromises for peace Tuesday as he wrapped up a closely watched visit, but offered no specifics on how to resolve the conflict.

UN envoy eyes new Syria peace talks in June

New York - Despite little progress in the latest round of Syrian peace talks, negotiations are set to resume in June, the UN envoy said Monday.

UN envoy eyes new Syria peace talks in June

New York - Despite little progress in the latest round of Syrian peace talks, negotiations are set to resume in June, the UN envoy said Monday.

Jordan has 'hit limit' hosting Syrian refugees

Amman - Jordan said Monday it has hit the limit of its ability to host Syrian refugees as Washington's United Nations envoy Nikki Haley visited on her first overseas trip.

What to expect from Trump's visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Monday and Tuesday will be closely scrutinised as he seeks ways to restart peace efforts. Here are key issues:What is the current state of the conflict?

IS-claimed suicide bombings kill 35 in Iraq

Baghdad - Suicide bombings at checkpoints in Baghdad and south Iraq claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 35 people and wounded dozens more, officials said on Saturday.

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.

On Mosul's front line, Iraqi refuses to quit beloved home

Mosul - Standing at the gate of his house in Iraq's war-torn city of Mosul, Muwaffaq al-Obeidi watches as waves of displaced residents pass by, away from the crackle of automatic gunfire.
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