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Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls: Erdogan

Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya's UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall, in an article published in Politico ...

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive

Dozens killed as Damascus presses Idlib offensive

Dozens of fighters and civilians were killed in Syria's Idlib province as the government pressed a deadly offensive Thursday towards a key town in the country's last rebel bastion.

Afghan war caused 100,000 civilian casualties in last decade: UN

Afghan war caused 100,000 civilian casualties in last decade: UN

More than 100,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured over the past decade, the United Nations reported Thursday, as it renewed calls to end the bloody 18-year conflict.

Libya war leaves thousands homeless in Tripoli

Libya war leaves thousands homeless in Tripoli

Layla Mohammed barely had time to gather her children's belongings before fleeing their southern Tripoli home when shelling targeted the Libyan capital's outskirts earlier this year.

At least seven Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

At least seven Afghan troops killed in Taliban attack

Seven Afghan soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on a base in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, as local and international forces brace for another deadly winter.

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

Taliban claim attack that killed US soldier in Afghanistan

The Taliban claimed responsibility Monday for an attack on an American convoy that killed one US soldier and, according to the insurgents, wounded several more.

Suspected militants attack Syria oil refinery, gas plants

Suspected militants attack Syria oil refinery, gas plants

Near-simultaneous attacks believed to have been carried out with drones targeted three government-run oil and gas facilities in central Syria at dawn on Saturday, the oil ministry said.

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

UN launches $29 bn emergency funding appeal

The UN launched a humanitarian appeal for nearly $29 billion on Wednesday as climate change and increasingly protracted conflicts put tens of millions of people in urgent need of aid.

Black boxes from crashed helicopters found in Mali

Black boxes from crashed helicopters found in Mali

The black boxes from two French military helicopters that collided in Mali killing 13 soldiers have been found, a French military spokesman said Wednesday.

Freed UK hostage and wife say chained, threatened in Philippines

Freed UK hostage and wife say chained, threatened in Philippines

A British man and his wife rescued this week from militant captors in the Philippines' south say they were chained and threatened with beheading if they didn't deliver a ransom.

At least 13 dead in car bomb in Syria border town: Ankara

At least 13 dead in car bomb in Syria border town: Ankara

At least 13 people have died Saturday in a car bomb blast near a market in a Syrian border town controlled by Turkish forces, Ankara and a rights watchdog said.

US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

US officials 'optimistic' Syria cease-fire holding

Top US officials expressed confidence Sunday that a cease-fire in northern Syria was holding despite skirmishes between Kurdish and Turkish forces.