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Qatar increases investment in IAG; Syria’s Aleppo reopens after 8 years

Qatar increases investment in IAG; Syria’s Aleppo reopens after 8 years

It’s been a busy week for aviation news across the Middle East. On Wednesday, Qatar Airways Group increased its shareholding in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) from 21.4% to 25.1%.

Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, relief effort overwhelmed - UN

Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, relief effort overwhelmed - UN

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and displaced persons camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces press an assault

Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo, air strikes under way

Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo, air strikes under way

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups ...

Syrian chopper downed in NW Syria, killing crew

Syrian chopper downed in NW Syria, killing crew

A Syrian military helicopter was shot down over the last major rebel bastion in northwest Syria on Friday, killing its entire crew, state media said, in the second such incident this week.

Syrian regime shelling kills five Turkish soldiers in Idlib

Syrian regime shelling kills five Turkish soldiers in Idlib

Syrian regime artillery killed five Turkish soldiers in Idlib Monday, Turkey's defence ministry said, as the number of people displaced by violence in the region neared 700,000 since December.

Syrian government set to retake key M5 highway: monitor

Syrian government set to retake key M5 highway: monitor

Syrian regime forces Sunday were set to retake a key motorway connecting the capital Damascus to second city Aleppo following weeks of battles in the rebel-held Idlib region, a monitor said.

Syrian rebels launch attack near Aleppo

Syrian rebels launch attack near Aleppo

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels attacked government-held positions northeast of Aleppo on Saturday, rebel sources and a war monitor said

Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria

Regime bombardment kills 12 civilians in northwest Syria

Regime bombardment Sunday killed 12 civilians including three children in an opposition bastion in northwestern Syria, a war monitor said.

Militant rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria: state media

Militant rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria: state media

Rocket fire has killed 12 civilians in a regime-held village in northwestern Syria, state news agency SANA has said blaming former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for the attack.

At least 15 reported killed as Syrian government, rebels exchange fire

At least 15 reported killed as Syrian government, rebels exchange fire

At least 15 people were reported killed on Sunday in shelling by government and insurgent forces in northwestern Syria, further straining a Russian-Turkish ceasefire deal for the region.

Aleppo's mysterious 'Yellow man'

Aleppo's mysterious 'Yellow man'

Dressed in yellow from head-to-toe, Abu Zakkour is hailed as part of the ‘heritage’ of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, along with its mediaeval citadel and its ancient covered markets.

Global chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack

Global chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack

The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Syria's Aleppo that reportedly wounded up to 100 people on Saturday, the agency's chief said on Monday.