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Netanyahu urges pardon for convicted Israeli soldier

Netanyahu urges pardon for convicted Israeli soldier Wed, 04 Jan, 2017

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he supported pardoning a young Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a Palestinian assailant lying wounded and motionless on the ground in the occupied West Bank.
Syria army presses fight near Damascus despite truce

Syria army presses fight near Damascus despite truce Mon, 02 Jan, 2017

Syria's army advanced Monday as it battles to capture a rebel region that is key to the capital's water supply, launching strikes and artillery fire threatening a fragile nationwide truce.
Islamic State Claims New Year's Massacre at Istanbul Nightclub

Islamic State Claims New Year's Massacre at Istanbul Nightclub Mon, 02 Jan, 2017

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Monday for a mass shooting at an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, most of them foreign tourists from Muslim countries who were ringing in the new year. It was the first claim of its kind for IS in Turkey.
Central Baghdad market blasts kill at least 27

Central Baghdad market blasts kill at least 27 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Twin bomb blasts ripped through a busy market area in central Baghdad Saturday, police said, shattering a relative lull in attacks in the capital and marring preparations for New Year celebrations.
World celebrations ring in New Year 2017

World celebrations ring in New Year 2017 Sun, 01 Jan, 2017

Much of the globe celebrated the beginning of 2017 with fireworks, parties and other festivities, though many were somber in reflecting on the politics and popular culture of the past tumultuous year.
Syria truce holding despite isolated violence

Syria truce holding despite isolated violence Fri, 30 Dec, 2016

A fragile calm was holding across Syria on Friday after a truce brokered by Russia and Turkey came into effect, a potentially major breakthrough after nearly six years of conflict.
Syria regime, rebels agree nationwide ceasefire

Syria regime, rebels agree nationwide ceasefire Thu, 29 Dec, 2016

Syria's army and key ally Russia on Thursday announced a nationwide ceasefire to take effect at midnight, in a potential major breakthrough after nearly six years of civil war.
Iraqi forces launch second phase of Mosul offensive against Islamic State

Iraqi forces launch second phase of Mosul offensive against Islamic State Thu, 29 Dec, 2016

Iraqi security forces on Thursday began the second phase of their offensive against Islamic State militants in Mosul, pushing from three directions into eastern districts where the battle has been deadlocked for nearly a month.
Erdogan accuses West of backing IS, breaking promises in Syria

Erdogan accuses West of backing IS, breaking promises in Syria Tue, 27 Dec, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the West was breaking promises in Syria, accusing Ankara's partners of backing "terror groups" including IS jihadists in the country.
Israel defiant after landmark UN vote

Israel defiant after landmark UN vote Sun, 25 Dec, 2016

Israel was defiant on Sunday over a UN vote demanding it halt settlements in Palestinian territory, after lashing out at US President Barack Obama over the "shameful" resolution.
IS 'burns Turkish troops alive' after Ankara vows no let-up

IS 'burns Turkish troops alive' after Ankara vows no let-up Fri, 23 Dec, 2016

The Islamic State jihadist group has released a video purportedly showing two captured Turkish soldiers being burned alive, after Ankara vowed to fight "terror" in Syria in response to 16 of its troops being killed in battle.
Syria army says Aleppo retaken after evacuation

Syria army says Aleppo retaken after evacuation Thu, 22 Dec, 2016

The army said Thursday it has retaken full control of Syria's devastated second city Aleppo, scoring its biggest victory against opposition forces since the civil war erupted in 2011.
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.

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