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Thousands evacuate pro-regime Syria towns

Kafer Halab - Several thousand residents evacuated two pro-regime towns in northern Syria on Thursday, putting an end to one of the longest sieges of the country's seven-year civil war.

Evacuations begin from besieged pro-regime Syria towns

- Buses began evacuating fighters and civilians from two besieged pro-regime towns in Syria early on Thursday morning under a deal that will allow thousands to leave after three years of encirclement.

Preparations start to evacuate pro-regime Syria towns

- Preparations were underway on Wednesday to evacuate thousands of people from two pro-regime Syrian towns, an AFP reporter and state media said, after three years of encirclement by hardline rebels.

Deal reached to evacuate pro-regime Syria towns

Beirut - A deal was reached on Tuesday for the evacuation of two pro-regime towns in Syria, allowing thousands to leave after three years of encirclement by hardline rebels.

Syria army breaks IS siege on Deir Ezzor: state media

Damascus - Syria's army broke a years-long Islamic State group siege on the government enclave of Deir Ezzor city on Tuesday, entering into a military base, state media said.

Police criticised for tactics in deadly Sydney cafe siege

Sydney - Police underestimated the threat posed by a self-styled Islamic cleric during a Sydney cafe siege and took too long to storm the building, an inquest found Wednesday, but it absolved them of blame for two deaths.

Police criticised for tactics in deadly Sydney cafe siege

Sydney - Police underestimated the threat posed by a self-styled Islamic cleric during a Sydney cafe siege and took too long to storm the building, an inquest found Wednesday, but it absolved them of blame for two deaths.

Police criticised for tactics in deadly Sydney cafe siege

Sydney - Police underestimated the threat posed by a self-styled Islamic cleric during a Sydney cafe siege and took too long to storm the building, an inquest found Wednesday, but it absolved them of blame for two deaths.

Jihadist siege chokes Syria's Deir Ezzor

Ceylan - In the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, a two-year siege by the Islamic State group has forced taxi driver Mohammed al-Obeid to find a new job and turned its park into a cemetery.

Nearly one million Syrians living under siege: UN aid chief

New York - Nearly one million people are living under siege in Syria, the UN aid chief said Monday, announcing revised figures.

In besieged Aleppo, necessity is the mother of invention

Aleppo - Cigarettes stuffed with grape leaves instead of tobacco, gardens on bombed-out rooftops, and batteries powered by rusted bicycles: In Syria's besieged eastern Aleppo, necessity is the mother of invention.

Besieged again, east Aleppo shoppers scour meagre markets

Aleppo - In the deserted market of Aleppo's rebel-held east, once again besieged by government forces, a lone Syrian vendor weighs a withered bunch of purslane -- virtually the only item for sale.

HRW urges Syria regime to let aid into besieged Aleppo

Birut - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Syrian regime forces to immediately let desperately needed aid into besieged districts of Aleppo and to allow civilians to leave the city.

Queues for food in Syria's rebel Aleppo after route cut

Aleppo - In a rebel-held neighbourhood in the east of Syria's second city Aleppo, more than 100 people are lined up outside a bakery, hoping to get a daily ration of bread.

Five facts about life in besieged, IS-held Fallujah

Baghdad - Around 50,000 civilians are believed to be trapped in Fallujah, impeding an offensive by Iraqi forces to retake the city from the Islamic State group.

Syria regime relentless on siege of 'thorn in side' Daraya

Birut - Under international pressure, Syria's government has agreed to partial aid access for thousands of civilians living under regime siege but one town near Damascus remains a "thorn in its side": Daraya.

Sydney siege gunman fired at hostages but missed: Lawyer

Sydney - The man behind a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe fired at some of the hostages as they escaped but missed, possibly because of his limited experience with guns, an inquest heard Tuesday.

Siege in Sydney ends with gunman found dead

Sydney - A gunman who killed one person and injured two others was found dead Monday after a lengthy police siege of an industrial estate in the Australian city of Sydney.

More than one million Syrians living under siege: NGOs

Den Haag - More than one million Syrians are living under siege after nearly five years of war, a new NGO report said Tuesday, warning the crisis was "far worse" than UN officials have acknowledged.

Four Afghan police, one Spaniard killed in Kabul siege

Kabul - At least four Afghan policemen and one Spaniard were killed in an hours-long Taliban siege near the Spanish embassy in Kabul that ended early Saturday after all the attackers were killed, officials said.

Fourteen die in Kabul guesthouse siege, most of them foreign

Kabul - Fourteen people, most of them foreigners, were killed in a Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse that trapped dozens attending a concert and triggered an hours-long standoff with Afghan forces, officials said Thursday.

Blood, bodies, bullets turn heart of France into war zone

Pools of blood, shattered glass and bodies in the street -- this was the day when the heart of France turned into a war zone.

Snipers, helicopters turn French town into warzone

Dammartin-en-go - Rooftop snipers, police in black armoured gear and hovering helicopters lent a small French town near Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport where the Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects were holed up the air of a warzone Friday.

#illridewithyou supports Muslims amid Sydney siege

Sydney - Australians came out Monday in solidarity with the Muslim community following a siege at a Sydney cafe, as tens of thousands tweeted the hashtag #illridewithyou to counter concern about an anti-Islam backlash.

Belgium 'hostage siege' may have been false alarm

Brussels - Belgian police surrounded an apartment in the city of Ghent on Monday after reports that armed men were holding a hostage, but the incident may have been a false alarm, officials said.

Australian Muslim groups condemn Sydney cafe siege

Sydney - More than 40 Australian Muslim groups on Monday jointly condemned a siege at a Sydney cafe in which hostages were taken by an armed man and an Islamic flag displayed.

Nightmare before Christmas in Sydney

Sydney - It is one of the most popular cafes on a thoroughfare that is thronged at this time of year with festive shoppers, in addition to everyday office crowds and tourists.

UPDATED: Hostages held inside Sydney cafe, Islamic flag held up

Sydney - Hostages were being held inside a cafe in central Sydney Monday with an Islamic flag displayed against a window, according to witnesses and reports, while police said they were also responding to an "incident" at the nearby Opera House.

With Southern Damascus under siege, clerics permit eating dogs

Muslim clerics in rebel-held southern Damascus have issued a fatwa that permits citizens to eat animals that are typically forbidden to avoid starvation.

Taliban 12-hour siege on Kabul hotel ends

Kabul - The attack on a popular hotel on the outskirts of Kabul has ended, with up to 17 people dead, according to the Afghan police.
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