Foreign Policy

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US Threatens to End Cooperation Unless Russia Stops Aleppo Assault

09/28/2016 1:00 PM Updated: 7 months ago

Aleppo (Syria) (AFP) – The United States threatened Wednesday to suspend its engagement with Russia over the conflict in Syria following escalating attacks on rebel-held parts

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Turkey has shelled Islamic State positions in Syria for a second day, in response to mortar fire from across the border, reports say 0

Turkey Strikes ISIS as Syria Border Tensions Flare

08/23/2016 6:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Turkey vowed Tuesday to give full support to efforts to free a key Syrian border town from the control of Islamic State (IS) jihadists as

AFP / Delil Souleiman
A member of the Kurdish police observes enemy positions from a lookout point in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh during fighting with regime forces on August 22, 2016 0

Syria Regime, Kurds Agree Truce in Hasakeh

08/23/2016 5:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Regime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed on Tuesday to a truce in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh after a week of clashes, a Kurdish

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Iraq Forces Launch Push to Retake Town South of Mosul

08/23/2016 4:30 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Iraqi special forces led an operation on Tuesday aimed at retaking the jihadist-held town of Qayyarah, a key staging base for operations to attack Mosul,

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu warns that Turkey is a "prime target" for the Islamic State group 0

Turkey Backtracks on ‘IS Child Bomber’ Claims

08/22/2016 5:30 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Turkey on Monday went back on claims that a child bomber linked to Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out a deadly suicide bombing close to

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A Syrian man pushes a wheelbarrow past collapsed buildings in the northern Syrian town of Manbij as civilians go back to their homes on August 14, 2016 0

Turkey Launches Artillery Strikes on ISIS, Kurdish PYD in North Syria: TV

08/22/2016 5:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Turkish armed forces on Monday launched artillery strikes on separate targets of Islamic State (IS) jihadists and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) Kurdish militia in

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This image taken from footage released by the Russian Defence Ministry's official website reportedly shows a Russian bomber Tupolev Tu-22M3 conducting airstrikes 0

Russian Raids from Iran Airbase ‘Over for Now’

08/22/2016 3:43 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Iran said Monday that Russian raids on jihadists in Syria from one of its airbases had ended for now, after accusing Moscow of “showing off”

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An armoured police vehicle transporting four Bangladeshi nationals, prosecuted under a Singaporean anti-terror law, is seen leaving the state court in Singapore on July 12, 2016 0

Singapore Detains Two Men Wanting to Join Islamic State Group

08/20/2016 9:05 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Singapore said Friday it had detained two men under its tough internal security law after discovering they intended to travel to Syria to fight for

A general view taken on August 17, 2016, shows the accident and emergency entrance of the Central Hospital in Misrata where some pro-government fighters loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) injured in battles against the jihadists 0

Libya Hospital Overwhelmed by Wounded in Anti-ISIS Fight

08/19/2016 5:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). The entrance hall of Misrata’s only hospital is crammed with beds reserved for fighters wounded in the battle to oust the Islamic State group from

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Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) sit in the back of a vehicle in the al-Zohour neighbourhood of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh 0

Syria Regime Pounds Kurdish Positions for Second Day

08/19/2016 1:30 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Syrian regime warplanes bombarded the northeastern city of la-ha for the second day on Friday, targeting positions held by Kurdish forces, a monitor and a

A UNICEF employee measures the arm of a malnourished child in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, as they assess the health situation of residents in January 2016 0

13 Ill Children Evacuated From Syria’s Besieged Madaya: Doctors

08/19/2016 1:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Thirteen sick children were among 18 people evacuated by aid workers from the besieged Syrian town of Madaya on Friday, a doctor that was treating

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Twitter Suspends 235,000 Accounts Promoting Terrorism in Last 6 Months

08/19/2016 10:05 AM

To cut down on growing use of the social media platform for extremism, Twitter suspended 235,000 accounts which have promoted terrorism in the last six months,

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Fighters from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) sit in the back of a vehicle in the al-Zohour neighbourhood of the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh 0

Syria Regime Aircraft Hit Kurd-Held Area for First Time

08/18/2016 10:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Syrian government aircraft bombed Kurdish positions in the divided northeastern city of Hasakeh on Thursday, the first such strikes against a Kurdish-held area of Syria,

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Bird Strike Forces Qatar Airways Jet Into Emergency Landing

08/18/2016 9:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). A Qatar Airways passenger plane made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport Thursday after a bird strike on one of its engines, the Gulf

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A convoy of trucks carrying food arrived in Daraya delivering rice, lentils, sugar, oil and wheat flour to civilians for the first time since the regime laid siege to the town in late 2012 0

No Humanitarian Convoys in Syria in a Month: UN

08/18/2016 8:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP) – Aid convoys have not reached Syria’s besieged areas with desperately needed food and medicine for the past month, the UN envoy to the war-ravaged

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Tens of thousands of Yemeni civilians are said to be caught in the fierce and protracted battle for Taez 0

Yemen Army Launches Bid to Break Rebel Siege of Taez

08/18/2016 4:27 PM

(AFP) – Yemen troops on Thursday launched a bid to break a rebel siege of third city Taez, with fierce fighting leaving five soldiers and 13

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Turkey Submits Israel Deal to Parliament for Approval

08/17/2016 6:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Turkey on Wednesday submitted to parliament a deal to normalise ties with Israel delayed by the July 15 military coup attempt, the state-run Anadolu news

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A Syrian man makes his way through the rubble following a reported air strike on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Aleppo, on August 15, 2016 0

12 Killed in Rebel Shelling of Syria’s Aleppo: State Media

08/17/2016 5:30 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Rebel shelling in Syria’s battered northern city of Aleppo killed 12 people including a child on Wednesday, state media said. State television announced “12 martyrs

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Yemeni security forces take part in a raid in Ja'awla a northern neighbourhood of the southern city of Aden 0

Saudi Facing ‘Long’ Yemen War After Talks Fail

08/17/2016 5:00 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Six months after Saudi Arabia said its war in Yemen was winding down, air strikes are again pounding rebels and rockets flying across the border,

A pro-government fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade launcher towards Islamic State group positions in Sirte on August 16, 2016 0

ISIS Launches Wave of Suicide Attacks on Libya Forces

08/17/2016 4:39 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Islamic State group jihadists in Libya have carried out nine suicide bombings in one day in a failed bid to hold a central district of