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World Bank approves $1.5 bn in aid for war-torn Iraq

World Bank approves $1.5 bn in aid for war-torn Iraq Thu, 22 Dec, 2016

The World Bank on Tuesday announced an additional $1.5 billion aid package for Iraq, to help the war-torn country implement reforms, improve public services and boost its economy.
Aleppo evacuations in heavy snow end brutal war chapter

Aleppo evacuations in heavy snow end brutal war chapter Wed, 21 Dec, 2016

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad appeared close to victory in Aleppo on Wednesday, but United Nations and rebel officials denied that an operation to evacuate fighters and civilians from the city had been completed.
Gunmen burn buses, hindering Aleppo evacuation deal

Gunmen burn buses, hindering Aleppo evacuation deal Sun, 18 Dec, 2016

Armed men burned five buses that were supposed to be used for an evacuation near Idlib in Syria on Sunday, holding up a deal to allow thousands to depart the last rebel pocket in Aleppo, where evacuees crammed into buses for hours, waiting to move.
Canadian tourist among 10 dead in Jordan attacks

Canadian tourist among 10 dead in Jordan attacks Sun, 18 Dec, 2016

Gunmen killed 10 people including a Canadian tourist and police officers on Sunday in southern Jordan where security forces were hunting down the unidentified attackers.
Thousands in desperate wait for evacuation from Aleppo

Thousands in desperate wait for evacuation from Aleppo Sat, 17 Dec, 2016

Trapped Syrian civilians and rebels waited desperately Saturday for evacuations to resume from an opposition-held enclave in Aleppo as the Red Cross pleaded for a deal to "save thousands of lives".
Hundreds leave Aleppo under rebel withdrawal deal

Hundreds leave Aleppo under rebel withdrawal deal Thu, 15 Dec, 2016

Hundreds of civilians and rebels left Aleppo on Thursday under an evacuation deal that will allow Syria's regime to take full control of the city after years of fighting.
Syria rebels to leave Aleppo under evacuation deal

Syria rebels to leave Aleppo under evacuation deal Tue, 13 Dec, 2016

Civilians and rebel fighters were to start evacuating from Syria's Aleppo "within hours" under a deal reached Tuesday that would end years of opposition resistance in the city.
Syria army advances in Aleppo but rolled back in Palmyra

Syria army advances in Aleppo but rolled back in Palmyra Sun, 11 Dec, 2016

Syrian forces pushed forward in Aleppo Sunday as thousands fled rebel-held areas, but they lost ground to the south where the Islamic State group recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra.
Blast outside Istanbul soccer stadium killed 13

Blast outside Istanbul soccer stadium killed 13 Sat, 10 Dec, 2016

 Two explosions, one thought to have been a suicide bomb, killed 13 people outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul on Saturday, security sources said, in an attack that appeared to target police hours after a match between two of Turkey's top teams.
Suicide bomber kills at least 50 Yemeni troops in Aden

Suicide bomber kills at least 50 Yemeni troops in Aden Sat, 10 Dec, 2016

A suicide bomber killed at least 50 Yemeni soldiers at a base in the city of Aden, a local security official said, in another major attack claimed by Islamic State on forces allied to a Saudi-led military coalition.
UN voices fear that hundreds missing after fleeing east Aleppo

UN voices fear that hundreds missing after fleeing east Aleppo Fri, 09 Dec, 2016

The UN human rights office voiced concern Friday that hundreds of men may have gone missing after fleeing eastern Aleppo into government-controlled parts of the city.
Russia says Syria army halts Aleppo attacks as rebels cornered

Russia says Syria army halts Aleppo attacks as rebels cornered Thu, 08 Dec, 2016

Syria's army on Thursday halted its attacks in Aleppo to allow for trapped civilians to be evacuated, Russia's foreign minister announced, after advancing regime forces cornered rebels in the city.
Syrian troops close in on Aleppo's Old City, poised for war's biggest victory

Syrian troops close in on Aleppo's Old City, poised for war's biggest victory Tue, 06 Dec, 2016

Syria's army and allies closed in on areas near Aleppo's Old City on Tuesday, looking closer than ever to achieving their most important victory of the five-year civil war by driving rebels out of their last urban stronghold.
Fatah picks party officials amid talk of Abbas succession

Fatah picks party officials amid talk of Abbas succession Sat, 03 Dec, 2016

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party on Saturday held a vote for members of its ruling bodies that could give clues to a possible successor to the ageing leader.

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