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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.

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.

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.

Italian reporter freed in Turkey

Rome - An Italian journalist arrested in Turkey while researching refugees near the Syrian border has been freed after two weeks in detention, Italy's foreign ministry said Monday.

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.

Syrian refugees are New York tourists for the day

New York - After fleeing war in Syria and arriving in America with her family four months ago, for one day Mona Hafez is not a refugee. She is a tourist seeing the sights of New York."Coming to the park was really fun. Riding the subway was awesome.

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.

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.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay

Aleppo - Thousands of evacuees from besieged Syrian towns reached their destinations Friday after a delay that left some stuck for 48 hours at the site of a devastating bomb attack.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay: monitor

Birut - Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said.

Syria evacuees on move again after 48-hour delay: monitor

Birut - Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees were on the move again Friday after being blocked for 48 hours at a transit point where a bomber killed dozens of their fellow townspeople, a monitor said.

US & coalition attacks kill hundreds more Iraqi, Syrian civilians

Hundreds of Iraqi and Syrian civilians have been killed, and hundreds more wounded, by U.S.-led and Iraqi air and artillery strikes this month, human rights monitors and local officials said.

Scared Syrian evacuees stuck at site of deadly bombing

Aleppo - Hundreds of frightened Syrians being evacuated from besieged towns were stuck Thursday at a rebel-held transit point where more than 120 of their fellow townspeople were killed in a weekend bombing.

Watchdog rejects Russian bid for new Syria attack probe

Den Haag - The global chemical arms watchdog Thursday "overwhelmingly" rejected a Russian-Iranian move to launch a new investigation into a suspected chemical attack in Syria, delegates said, backing the probe already underway.

Scared Syria evacuees stuck at site of deadly bombing

Birut - Hundreds of frightened Syrian evacuees from two besieged government-held towns were stuck at a rebel-held transit point on Thursday where dozens of their fellow townspeople were killed in a weekend bombing.

'Incontrovertible' sarin gas used in Syria: watchdog

Den Haag - The head of a global arms watchdog said Wednesday that "incontrovertible" test results from an alleged chemical strike in Syria showed sarin gas or a similar substance had been used.

France says will 'prove' Damascus behind Syria 'chemical attack'

Paris - France will produce proof "in a few days" that the regime of Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical strike on a Syrian village that killed 87 people earlier this month, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Wednesday.

Thousands evacuated after deadly Syria bombing

Aleppo - Thousands of Syrians were evacuated from besieged towns on Wednesday with tight security in place after a weekend bombing against those leaving government-held areas killed dozens, including nearly 70 children.

Syria evacuations resume after deadly bombing

Aleppo - The evacuation of civilians and fighters from besieged Syrian towns resumed on Wednesday after a weekend bombing at a transit point killed 126 people, 68 of them children, an AFP correspondent reported.

Mattis in Riyadh to boost US-Saudi alliance

Riyadh - US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to reinvigorate the Riyadh-Washington alliance, with both seeing a common adversary in Iran and its "destabilising" activities.

At UN, US warns on human rights in Iran, Cuba, N.Korea

New York - The United States on Tuesday singled out North Korea and Syria over human rights violations and warned at the United Nations that new conflicts could be triggered by abuses in Iran, Cuba and North Korea.
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Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria
Islamists near Istanbul protest in support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria
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A still from a YouTube video reportedly showing Syrian forces beating a rebel soldier
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Anti regime graffiti being sprayed in the Syrian city of Daraa early on in the Syrian uprising.
Anti regime graffiti being sprayed in the Syrian city of Daraa early on in the Syrian uprising.
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A group of protesters have their hands tied with rope outside of Toronto's Old City Hall for a Syria's National Day of Action demonstrations.
A burning house in the neighborhood of Orchard Court in Homs Syria after bombing by the Syrian army.
A burning house in the neighborhood of Orchard Court in Homs Syria after bombing by the Syrian army.
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A picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency on September 12, 2015 shows a Russian plane carrying humanitarian aid being unloaded on the tarmac of the Martyr Bassil al-Assad international airport in Latakia, Syria
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Ziya Tasali  46  a Turkish drifter and FSA rebel was arrested this past March in the murder of Sarai...
Ziya Tasali, 46, a Turkish drifter and FSA rebel was arrested this past March in the murder of Sarai Sierra, 33, an American tourist from New York City and married mother of two who was on a vacation in Istanbul. Tasali had attempted to rape Sierra on a deserted street but became enraged and murdered her after she resisted. After the murder he fled across the border to Syria where he briefly joined the FSA before returning to home where he was arrested by Turkish officials and the FBI.
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This is Asmaa.I met her in Jordan  five days after she had been released from a regime prison. She i...
This is Asmaa.I met her in Jordan, five days after she had been released from a regime prison. She is the fiancée of Abdul Razak Tlass, who was the first officer to defect from the Syrian army when the revolution began. She told me about how she was interrogated, made to stand up without break for hours on end and deprived of sleep, She was also sexually abused.
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A mortar attack in a Damascus neighborhood left this hole in the ceiling of a make shift school classroom.
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A man holds the body of a dead child among bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013
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Russell Chapman: “I spent time in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and am privileged to know Abdullah al-Zoubi (pictured) as well as several members of his family”
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People carry as they lower the bodies of the five civilian activists, who were killed during what activists said was an ambush, into their graves during their funeral in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus November 24, 2013. Fierce fighting to the east of Damascus has killed more than 160 people in the past two days as Syrian rebels struggle to break a months-long blockade by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad
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A Syrian flag with the word freedom on it posted on a lamp pole at the corner of Bay and Queen Stree...
A Syrian flag with the word freedom on it posted on a lamp pole at the corner of Bay and Queen Streets outside of Old City Hall in Toronto.
A U.N. chemical weapons expert  wearing a gas mask  holds a plastic bag containing samples from one ...
A U.N. chemical weapons expert, wearing a gas mask, holds a plastic bag containing samples from one of the sites of an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus August 29, 2013
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Syrian President Basher Al-assad (right) with Brazil s Lula da Silva
Syrian President Basher Al-assad (right) with Brazil's Lula da Silva
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A U.S. Air Force A-10 fires its 30mm gatling gun during a training exercise.
A U.S. Air Force A-10 fires its 30mm gatling gun during a training exercise.
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The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea launches a Tomahawk cruise missile to conduct strikes against the Islamic State as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush in 2014.
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A Syrian girl gives a recital of a very moving poem about her home country.
A Syrian girl gives a recital of a very moving poem about her home country.
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A protest in Damscus, Syria
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