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Turkey hits Syria Kurd militia again after ground attack threats

Turkey hits Syria Kurd militia again after ground attack threats

The Turkish army on Saturday launched new strikes against Kurdish militia in northern Syria as preparations intensified for a cross-border ground operation that has alarmed the United States.

Israel judge orders Palestinian teen in 'slap video' held through trial

Israel judge orders Palestinian teen in 'slap video' held through trial

An Israeli military judge on Wednesday ordered a Palestinian teenager arrested after a viral video showed her hitting two Israeli soldiers held in custody through her trial.

Saudi-led strikes on Yemen kill dozens: medics

Saudi-led strikes on Yemen kill dozens: medics

Saudi-led air strikes have killed dozens of rebels and civilians in the past 24 hours in Yemen's flashpoint province of Hodeida, medical sources said on Thursday.

Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria mortar attack

Two Russian servicemen killed in Syria mortar attack

Russia's defence ministry on Thursday said two servicemen were killed in a mortar attack by Islamist militants in Syria on New Year's Eve, but denied media reports seven military planes were destroyed.

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians: monitor

Air strikes in east Syria kill 12 civilians: monitor

Air strikes on one of the last villages still held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria killed 12 civilians, including four children, a monitor said Monday.

Evacuations completed from Syria enclave

Evacuations completed from Syria enclave

Aid workers completed a series of medical evacuations from a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus Friday as part of a controversial deal that saw patients swapped for hostages and prisoners.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon drop below one million: UN

Syrian refugees in Lebanon drop below one million: UN

The number of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon has dropped to below one million for the first time since 2014, the United Nations told AFP on Tuesday.

Palestinians call Guatemala's Jerusalem embassy move 'shameful'

Palestinians call Guatemala's Jerusalem embassy move 'shameful'

The Palestinian foreign ministry on Monday slammed as ‘shameful’ Guatemala's decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem after the United States recognised the city as the capital of Israel.

Dozens killed in fresh Yemen air strikes, clashes

Dozens killed in fresh Yemen air strikes, clashes

Fresh air strikes and clashes in Yemen have killed over 60 fighters as Saudi-backed pro-government forces push an offensive against Houthi rebels, security and medical sources said Monday.

Iraq invites bids for new oil pipeline

Iraq invites bids for new oil pipeline

Iraq's oil ministry on Sunday called for bids for the construction of a new pipeline to allow oil exports to resume from the northern province of Kirkuk to neighbouring Turkey.

UN votes on Jerusalem after Trump warns 'we're watching'

UN votes on Jerusalem after Trump warns 'we're watching'

UN member-states will vote on Thursday on a motion rejecting US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, under strong pressure from President Donald Trump ...

New peace talks on Syria begin in the Kazakh capital

New peace talks on Syria begin in the Kazakh capital

A new round of Syria peace talks backed by powerbrokers Russia, Iran and Turkey kicked off in Kazakhstan's capital Astana Thursday, the Central Asian country's foreign ministry said.