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Israel attorney general to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges

Israel attorney general to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges Thu, 28 Feb, 2019

Israel's attorney general announced Thursday he intended to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in a decision just weeks ahead of April elections.
UN envoy proposes new international forum for Syria

UN envoy proposes new international forum for Syria Thu, 28 Feb, 2019

The new United Nations envoy for Syria proposed Thursday that major powers create a common international forum to move the war-battered country toward peace.
Iran's president rejects resignation of his foreign minister

Iran's president rejects resignation of his foreign minister Wed, 27 Feb, 2019

 Iran's president rejected the resignation of his foreign minister on Wednesday, throwing his full support behind the diplomat who negotiated the country's nuclear deal with world powers as both men face growing pressure from hard-liners as the accord unravels under American pressure.
Turkish President Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over Egypt executions

Turkish President Erdogan lashes out at Sisi over Egypt executions Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sharply criticised his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi after the recent execution of nine people in Egypt, saying he refused to talk to "someone like him".
Mine blast kills more than 20 civilians in Syria

Mine blast kills more than 20 civilians in Syria Sun, 24 Feb, 2019

More than 20 civilians were killed Sunday in central Syria when a landmine left behind by jihadists exploded under a van, the state news agency SANA said.
IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more

IS 'caliphate' on brink of defeat in Syria as Trump urges Europe to do more Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

U.S.-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State's last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as U.S. President Donald Trump spoke of "100 percent victory".

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism Sun, 17 Feb, 2019

A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies

US strikes IS-held mosque as Syria battle intensifies Tue, 12 Feb, 2019

 The U.S. military said Tuesday it struck a mosque that had allegedly been used as an Islamic State control center, as American-allied Syrian forces battled the extremists in their last stronghold in eastern Syria amid reports of more civilian casualties.
Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria

Fierce battles near final IS foothold in eastern Syria Mon, 11 Feb, 2019

Islamic State group militants cornered in their last foothold in eastern Syria fought back with suicide car bombs, snipers and booby traps Monday, slowing Kurdish fighters advancing under the cover of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, Kurdish news agencies and a Syrian war monitor said.
Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests

Israeli gunfire kills Gaza teens during border protests Fri, 08 Feb, 2019

Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinian teenagers including a 14-year-old boy during Gaza border protests on Friday, Palestinian health officials said.
US and Taliban agree to a 'draft framework' for peace deal

US and Taliban agree to a 'draft framework' for peace deal Mon, 28 Jan, 2019

The US and the Taliban have drafted the framework of a deal which could pave the way for peace talks with Kabul, special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was quoted as saying Monday, but major sticking points including a ceasefire and a withdrawal of foreign forces remain.
US, Taliban see significant progress in ending Afghan war

US, Taliban see significant progress in ending Afghan war Sat, 26 Jan, 2019

The United States and the Taliban said Saturday they had made substantial headway in negotiations to end the 17-year US war in Afghanistan, although sticking points remained.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon Thu, 24 Jan, 2019

Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Lebanon went back to their war-torn country on Thursday — the latest batch to return home in recent months.
Taliban says talks with the US enter fourth day in Qatar

Taliban says talks with the US enter fourth day in Qatar Thu, 24 Jan, 2019

Negotiations between the Taliban and US officials in Qatar entered a fourth straight day Thursday, the militants said, with the "unprecedented" discussions raising expectations as both sides seek a way out of the 17-year Afghan conflict.
Syria's Assad suspends special visas for EU diplomats

Syria's Assad suspends special visas for EU diplomats Thu, 24 Jan, 2019

The European Commission said on Thursday that Syria's President Bashar al-Assad had suspended special visas for European Union diplomats to Damascus.
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