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A man armed with a long knife was arrested in Lyon as he was about to board a tram

Syrian rebels have bombed regime positions in the northwest of the country in retaliation for a Russian airstrike which killed up to 100 fighters.

Rights groups slam Houthi attack on Taiz children's hospital

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Rights groups slam Houthi attack on Taiz children's hospital

Doctors Without Borders [MSF] and local rights organisations condemned the recent shelling of a children's hospital by Houthi rebels in Taiz.

IS claims responsibility for deadly Afghanistan <em>bombing</em>

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IS claims responsibility for deadly Afghanistan bombing

At least 18 people were killed in the suicide bombing in the capital Kabul.

Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from Syria

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Lebanese hostage negotiator vows to return Americans from Syria

Several Americans are missing and believed to be held as hostages in Syria.

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Syria regime demands 'US troop withdrawal for captives' release'

The Syrian regime is believed to be holding four American captives.

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In US election, Biden is out-advertising Trump

Barack Obama's former vice president is projected to spend twice as much as the Republican billionaire incumbent on television advertisements by ...

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Trump to delist Sudan from terror list for $335m

Sudan could soon see itself removed from the US blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism after President Donald Trump said he was ready to make ...

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Russia violates Syria ceasefire with new Idlib airstrikes

Russia became a new member of the 47-seat UN human rights council on Tuesday.

Syria builds new Covid ward, prepares for second wave

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Syria builds new Covid ward, prepares for second wave

Syria has already been ravaged by an outbreak of Covid-19.

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UN rejects Saudi bid for human rights council

Relief, dismay and anger have surrounded the latest additions to the UN's Human Rights Council

Syrian opposition ‘government’ declares Al-Bab ‘disaster area’ amid coronavirus

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Syrian opposition ‘government’ declares Al-Bab ‘disaster area’ amid coronavirus

The Syrian opposition’s ‘interim government’ has declared the city of Al-Bab in northwestern Syria a ‘disaster area’ amid an increase in ...

Iraqi militias agree 'conditional ceasefire' to halt US attacks

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Iraqi militias agree 'conditional ceasefire' to halt US attacks

Iraqi militia leaders have proposed a conditional ceasefire, if the government negotiates an end to the US military presence in the country.

Two civilians killed in Baghdad, Anbar explosions

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Two civilians killed in Baghdad, Anbar explosions

A bombing in Baghdad and another in Anbar killed two people in total, Iraqi security sources said.

Shelling, missile fire ahead of Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

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Shelling, missile fire ahead of Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

The region's ombudsman Artak Beglaryan said Azerbaijan had fired missiles on civilian areas of its main city Stepanakert, which has been under ...

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Syria Insight: Russia's intervention five years on (Part 1)

In-depth: Five years have passed since Russia's intervention in Syria's war began. For Syrians, it is a time of loss and mourning.

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Mark Ruffalo 'The Hulk' defends the Palestinians

The Avengers star slammed Israel's 'asymmetric warfare' against the Palestinians.

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Assad says he will personally test Russian coronavirus vaccine

In an interview with the Sputnik news agency, Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad says that he will personally take a controversial new coronavirus ...

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Three humanitarian workers injured in Syria's Al-Bab blast

Three humanitarian workers were injured in Tuesday's Al-Bab bombing, which left at least 18 people dead.

Nineteen killed in car bomb attack in northern Syria

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Nineteen killed in car bomb attack in northern Syria

A car bomb attack in the northern Syrian city of Al-Bab, which is controlled by Turkish-allied forces, has killed 19 people, most of them ...

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Exhausted Armenians gather at Karabakh border after fleeing fighting

Families are fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh to the Armenian border town of Goris, as first step to reaching Yerevan, 350 kilometres to the northwest.

US push for Arab-Israel normalisation divides Sudanese leaders

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US push for Arab-Israel normalisation divides Sudanese leaders

Sudan removing its name from a list of state sponsors of terrorism is Washington's leverage to push for normalisation with Israel, but ...

Jordan deports husband of US-wanted Palestinian Ahlam al-Tamimi

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Jordan deports husband of US-wanted Palestinian Ahlam al-Tamimi

The husband of Ahlam al-Tamimi was expelled from Jordan after authorities refused to renew his residency permit.

Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

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Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

Drone use has expanded dramatically in northern Iraq since Turkey launched a new assault in June, analysts and residents say.

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