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Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian army takes towns in northwest that rebels held for years

Syrian troops on Friday reclaimed a cluster of towns they had lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing their offensive in the northwest, the country's last big rebel stronghold.

New PM faces daunting task of rescuing Sudan economy

New PM faces daunting task of rescuing Sudan economy

Sudan’s new Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok, is a seasoned economist who faces the daunting task of rescuing his country’s moribund economy.

Syria opens corridor for civilians to leave Idlib

Syria opens corridor for civilians to leave Idlib

Syria said yesterday it is opening a corridor for civilians to leave the opposition-held northwestern region of Idlib, where government bombardment has killed hundreds since late April.

US drone shot down over Yemen

US drone shot down over Yemen

A US military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two US officials told Reuters yesterday, the second such incident in recent months.

Hamdok assumes office as Sudan’s new prime minister

Hamdok assumes office as Sudan’s new prime minister

Sudan’s new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was sworn in yesterday as leader of a transitional government, and vowed to make achieving peace and solving the country’s economic crisis a priority.

Tens of thousands flee Russia-led attack on Syrian opposition enclave

Tens of thousands flee Russia-led attack on Syrian opposition enclave

Ten of thousands of people have fled to Syria’s border with Turkey in the last few days as a Syrian army advance pushed further into the opposition’s last major stronghold, residents, rights groups and opposition sources said yesterday.

Over 70,000 displaced by Idlib violence, Syrian officials say

Over 70,000 displaced by Idlib violence, Syrian officials say

More than 70,000 people were displaced from the southern countryside of Idlib province in Syria during August due to a surge in violence, Idlib's health directorate said on Wednesday.

Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

Sudan sovereign council chairman sworn in

Sudan was taking further steps in its transition towards civilian rule Wednesday with the swearing in of a new sovereign council and the appointment of a prime minister.

Iranian news agency says Adrian Darya 1 tanker leased to Revolutionary Guards

Iranian news agency says Adrian Darya 1 tanker leased to Revolutionary Guards

Iran's semi-official ILNA news agency said on Wednesday the tanker Adrian Darya 1, which was released after being detained in Gibraltar, is currently leased to the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.

Rebel fighters withdraw from key area of northwest Syria

Rebel fighters withdraw from key area of northwest Syria

Militants and allied rebels withdrew from a key area of northwestern Syria yesterday, a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces pressed an offensive against the militant-run Idlib region.

Separatists seize two Yemeni government military bases

Separatists seize two Yemeni government military bases

Southern separatists seized two Yemeni government military bases near the southern port of Aden early on Tuesday, triggering fresh clashes between nominal allies that have complicated UN peace efforts, residents and officials said.

China warns on IS revival in Syria

China warns on IS revival in Syria

China's Syria envoy said Tuesday that "terrorist organisations" including the Islamic State group are being revived in the war-ravaged country, urging the international community not to ignore the "early warning" signs.

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