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Italy, France spar over tackling escalating conflict in Libya

Italy, France spar over tackling escalating conflict in Libya

France and Italy wrangled on Thursday over how best to tackle renewed conflict in Libya as a bid by eastern forces under Khalifa Haftar to seize Tripoli stalled in the face of strong resistance on the capital's southern outskirts.

Bomb attack kills 13 in Syria's Raqa: monitor

Bomb attack kills 13 in Syria's Raqa: monitor

A double bomb attack Tuesday in the northern Syrian city of Raqa, a former bastion of the Islamic State group, killed 13 people, mostly civilians, a war monitor said.

G7 urges greater role for women in peace processes

G7 urges greater role for women in peace processes

Foreign ministers from the world's seven most developed nations on Saturday urged a greater role for women in solving conflicts, saying that peace settlements with female involvement were more likely to endure.

Libyan strongman's forces say targeted by air strike

Libyan strongman's forces say targeted by air strike

Forces loyal to Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar said Saturday they had been targeted by an air strike, as fresh fighting flared south of Tripoli.

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.

Taliban kill nine police in checkpoint assault

Taliban kill nine police in checkpoint assault

Nine Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban fighters stormed their checkpoints and launched a follow-up ambush in the eastern Afghanistan city of Ghazni, officials said Saturday.

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.