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UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN in security talks with Syria after chemical probe put on hold

UN security experts have said they were negotiating with Syrian and Russian authorities for international chemical inspectors to deploy to the site of an alleged toxic gas attack near Damascus ...

Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining IS

Iraq sentences French woman to life in jail for joining IS

Iraq on Tuesday sentenced a French woman to life in prison for belonging to the Islamic State group, raising to more than 180 the number of such convictions of foreign women since the country's defeat of IS.

UN soldier held for suspected arms trafficking in C Africa

UN soldier held for suspected arms trafficking in C Africa

The UN mission in the Central African Republic said Saturday it had launched a probe after the arrest of a peacekeeper suspected of trafficking arms in the perennially restive nation.

Erdogan says worried by world powers' 'arm wrestling' over Syria

Erdogan says worried by world powers' 'arm wrestling' over Syria

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said Turkey was worried by the "arm wrestling" of world powers over Syria, adding he will discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin how to stop chemical attacks in the country.

Syria rebels give up Ghouta in major win for regime

Syria rebels give up Ghouta in major win for regime

Rebels in Syria's Eastern Ghouta surrendered their heavy weapons and their leader left the enclave, a monitor said Thursday, signalling the end of one of the bloodiest battles of Syria's seven-year war.

Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights as Syria tensions grow

Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights as Syria tensions grow

Kuwait's national carrier halted flights to Beirut on Thursday citing security concerns, after an air safety watchdog warned of potential military strikes on Syria in the coming days.

Press vest on chest, Gaza buries journalist killed by Israeli fire

Press vest on chest, Gaza buries journalist killed by Israeli fire

Palestinians killed in conflict with Israeli forces are often wrapped in their national or party flags, but there was something different about Yasser Murtaja's body ahead of his Saturday burial.

Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda

Cholera outbreak kills 40 Congolese refugees in Uganda

More than 40 people who fled fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo have died from cholera at a refugee camp in Uganda, the Red Cross said Thursday.

Turkey urges Paris not to make 'same mistake' as US on Syria

Turkey urges Paris not to make 'same mistake' as US on Syria

Turkey on Thursday urged France not to ‘make the same mistake’ as the United States by sending troops to the Syrian town of Manbij, which Ankara has threatened to attack to dislodge Kurdish militia.

Bodies of 38 Indian workers killed by IS arrive home from Iraq

Bodies of 38 Indian workers killed by IS arrive home from Iraq

The bodies of 38 Indian construction workers kidnapped and murdered in Iraq by the Islamic State group returned home on Monday four years after their disappearance.

Liberia struggles with past as UN peacekeepers exit

Liberia struggles with past as UN peacekeepers exit

As UN peacekeepers leave Liberia after 14 years, headway in reforming the security forces is being undermined by lack of progress in tackling the country's traumatic legacy of war crimes, officials say.

Syria, Russia threaten new assault on holdout Ghouta town: sources

Syria, Russia threaten new assault on holdout Ghouta town: sources

Syria and its ally Russia have threatened to resume bombing the final opposition holdout of Douma in Eastern Ghouta unless rebels there agree to evacuate, sources told AFP on Tuesday.