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Israel PM inaugurates Golan settlement honouring Trump

Katzrin - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday inaugurated a new settlement in the Golan Heights, named after the country's "great friend" US President Donald Trump.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conflicts spur alarming increase in missing persons: Red Cross

New York - The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted the first-ever resolution on missing persons in conflict as the International Red Cross reported an alarming increase in cases of disappearances worldwide.

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.

What countries are doing to repatriate IS families

Paris - Since the fall of the Islamic State's "caliphate" in March, the international community has been torn over what to do with the families of foreign jihadists captured or killed in Syria and Iraq.

14 French, Dutch children repatriated from Syria

Paris - Twelve children of French jihadists, most of them orphans, were flown home Monday from camps in Syria, along with two Dutch orphans who were handed over to the Netherlands, the foreign ministry said in Paris.

Goalkeeper turned rebel fighter dies in northwest Syria

Idlib - A Syrian goalkeeper turned rebel fighter who starred in an award-winning documentary died Saturday of wounds sustained fighting regime forces in northwestern Syria, his faction said.

Syria regime pummels jihadist-run Idlib as world stays mute

Paris - Bombs rain on children, hospitals are blown to pieces and the stream of those fleeing the bloodshed rises unabated -- after Aleppo and Ghouta, Idlib has become the latest deadly stage in Syria's theatre of war, watched by a largely silent international...

2 women, 6 children from IS families repatriated to US: Syria Kurds

Beirut - Two American women and six children from families of suspected Islamic State group members were repatriated to the United States on Wednesday in the latest transfers from a crowded camp in Syria.

Op-Ed: US coalition planes destroy three oil tankers in Kurdish Syria

On Friday US-led coalition warplanes destroyed three oil tankers that were traveling through Syrian Kurdish-controlled territory. The attack killed at least four people.

Russia blocks UN criticism of attacks in northwest Syria

New York - Russia on Monday blocked a UN Security Council statement criticizing Syria's military campaign in the Idlib region that Western powers fear will lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.

Damascus pounds jihadist-run northwest, ignoring Trump warning

Sar - Bombardments by the Syrian regime killed six civilians in northwest Syria Monday, hours after US President Donald Trump urged Damascus and its allies to "stop bombing the hell" out of the jihadist-held region.

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

Baghdad - A Baghdad court Monday sentenced to death two more French nationals for belonging to the Islamic State group, leaving all 11 Frenchmen transferred from Syria facing the gallows in Iraq.

Second Israeli strikes hit Syria as Trump calls for bombs to stop

Damascus - Israel launched a second round of strikes against Syria in 24 hours on Sunday, state media reported, as US President Donald Trump called on Russia and Iran to "stop bombing the hell" out of the war-torn country.

'STOP!' bombing, killing in Syria's Idlib: Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Sunday told Syria and Russia to stop "bombing the hell" out of Syria's last jihadist stronghold Idlib.

Car bombing kills 19 in Syria's Azaz: monitor

Kilis - At least 19 people were killed Sunday in a car bomb near a bustling market and mosque in a rebel-held city in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.

Nine French jihadists now on death row in Iraq

Baghdad - Nine French jihadists are now on death row in Iraq after a court sentenced two more to death on Sunday for joining the Islamic State group, rejecting a claim of torture.

Iraq condemns eighth French IS member to death

Baghdad - An Iraqi court on Sunday sentenced to death an eighth Frenchman for joining the Islamic State group, rejecting his claims he was tortured into confessing.

Ten killed in Israeli attack in Syria following rocket fire

Beirut - Israel carried out air strikes in Syria on Sunday in response to rare rocket fire from the neighbouring country, its military said, with a war monitor reporting 10 killed including Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters.

Syrian air defence fires at 'enemy missiles' in Damascus: state media

Damascus - The Syrian army's anti-aircraft defence was activated Sunday against "enemy missiles" fired from Israel at "positions" in southwest Damascus, the official SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying.

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air war on IS

Beirut - The US-led coalition said Friday it had unintentionally killed more than 1,300 civilians in air strikes during its fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since 2014.
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