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Islamic State loses big part of enclave, SDF sees defeat ‘very soon’

Islamic State loses big part of enclave, SDF sees defeat ‘very soon’

US-backed Syrian forces said they were close to capturing Islamic State's last territorial possession in eastern Syria on Tuesday after seizing the militants' camp at Baghouz ...

Palestinian president appoints ally Shtayyeh as new PM

Palestinian president appoints ally Shtayyeh as new PM

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has chosen his close adviser Mohammad Shtayyeh to be the new prime minister, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported on Sunday.

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides: report

Britain removes citizenship from two more IS brides: report

Britain has revoked citizenship from two more women who joined the Islamic State group in Syria, a newspaper reported Sunday, raising questions about the fate of their children.

Dying Islamic State 'caliphate' empties itself of last survivors

Dying Islamic State 'caliphate' empties itself of last survivors

Shell-shocked and dishevelled, hundreds of women and children stumbled through eastern Syria's windswept desert carrying what little they could after fleeing the Islamic State group's final speck of territory.

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan's Jalalabad: official

At least 16 killed in bomb, gun attack in eastern Afghanistan's Jalalabad: official

Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked a construction company office in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday killing 16 employees of the Afghan company, a provincial official said.

Syria force wary of human shields in push into IS bastion

Syria force wary of human shields in push into IS bastion

Kurdish-led forces supported by coalition air strikes readied for more evacuations of civilians held as human shields Monday after smashing their way into the militants' last bastion in eastern Syria.

Five children killed in attack in Yemen's Hodeida: UN

Five children killed in attack in Yemen's Hodeida: UN

Five Yemeni children were killed in an attack on their home in flashpoint Hodeida province, the UN and medics said, months into a ceasefire agreed by the government and rebels.

Syria's Kurds set free nearly 300 IS-linked Syrians

Syria's Kurds set free nearly 300 IS-linked Syrians

Nearly 300 Syrians suspected of belonging to the Islamic State militant group have been freed because they have ‘no blood on their hands’, Kurdish authorities who were holding them said.

17 killed in Mali by booby-trapped corpse: security sources

17 killed in Mali by booby-trapped corpse: security sources

Seventeen civilians were killed and 15 were wounded in a blast caused by a booby-trapped corpse in central Mali, security sources and a local official said on Wednesday.

UN reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2 bn

UN reaches aid warehouses on Yemen frontlines, seeks $4.2 bn

The UN said Tuesday it had finally reached vital food aid warehouses on Yemen's frontlines as it scrambled to raise $4.2 billion to provide desperately needed assistance in the war-torn country.

Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe

Don't abandon us, Syrian Kurds tell Europe

A top Kurdish official has called on Europe not to abandon Syrian Kurds once the battle against the Islamic State militants is over and to help set up an international force to protect them from Turkey.

Britain will 'do what it takes' to beat IS: minister

Britain will 'do what it takes' to beat IS: minister

Britain is ready to do ‘all that is required’ to neutralise the threat from the Islamic State militants, defence minister Gavin Williamson said Wednesday ...