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Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle in south Damascus

Syrian army, Islamic State wage fierce battle in south Damascus Sat, 28 Apr, 2018

The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with Islamic State fighters in an enclave south of Damascus held by the jihadist group.
Saudi-led strike 'kills dozens' of Yemen rebels

Saudi-led strike 'kills dozens' of Yemen rebels Sat, 28 Apr, 2018

A Saudi-led coalition air strike has killed dozens of Yemeni rebels including two commanders, state media said Saturday, in another blow to the insurgents following the assassination of their political chief.
North, South Korea agree to goal of 'complete denuclearisation' of Korean peninsula

North, South Korea agree to goal of 'complete denuclearisation' of Korean peninsula Fri, 27 Apr, 2018

 The leaders of North and South Korea signed a declaration on Friday agreeing to work for the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”.
Trump and France's Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms

Trump and France's Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms Tue, 24 Apr, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron and his American counterpart Donald Trump called jointly Tuesday for a new nuclear deal with Iran, after the US leader denounced the three-year-old accord as "insane."
Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave

Syrian army targets south Damascus insurgent enclave Mon, 23 Apr, 2018

 The Syrian army bombarded a jihadist enclave in south Damascus on Monday, state television and a war monitor said, as President Bashar al-Assad seeks to regain all ground near the capital.

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links

More than 300 sentenced to death in Iraq for IS links Wed, 18 Apr, 2018

Iraqi courts have sentenced to death a total of more than 300 people, including dozens of foreigners, for belonging to the Islamic State group, judicial sources said Wednesday.
Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site

Chemical weapons team in Syria kept from alleged attack site Mon, 16 Apr, 2018

Syrian and Russian authorities prevented independent investigators from going to the scene of a suspected chemical attack, the head of the chemical watchdog group said Monday, blocking international efforts to establish what happened and who was to blame.
Saudi Arabia hosts multi-nation military drills

Saudi Arabia hosts multi-nation military drills Mon, 16 Apr, 2018

Saudi Arabia concluded a month-long military exercise involving more than two dozen nations on Monday, a day after hosting an Arab summit that slammed what it called Iran's growing interference in the region.
EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears

EU fails to agree new Iran sanctions as Trump deadline nears Mon, 16 Apr, 2018

The European Union failed to agree new sanctions against Iran on Monday amid Italy's opposition and fears that punishing Tehran for its missile program and regional role would not stop U.S. President Donald Trump from abandoning a separate nuclear deal.
Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes

Blasts shake Damascus as US and allies launch Syria strikes Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

The United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of pre-dawn strikes against Syria's regime Saturday in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, lighting up the sky of Damascus as explosions shook the city.
Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead

Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza-Israel border, one dead Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

A Palestinian was killed and more than 200 others wounded during clashes with Israeli troops as thousands gathered in protest along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, Gaza officials said.
Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes

Syrians gather in capital in defiance after airstrikes Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

 Hundreds of Syrians gathered at landmark squares in the Syrian capital Saturday, honking their car horns, flashing victory signs and waving Syrian flags in scenes of defiance that followed unprecedented joint airstrikes by the United States, France and Britain.
Syria's Assad vows to 'crush terrorism' after Western attack

Syria's Assad vows to 'crush terrorism' after Western attack Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

President Bashar al-Assad told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani that a U.S.-led attack on Saturday would increase Syria's resolve to "fight and crush terrorism in every inch" of the country, the Syrian presidency said.
Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai

Egypt army says 8 soldiers, 14 militants killed in central Sinai Sat, 14 Apr, 2018

Eight Egyptian soldiers and 14 militants were killed in a confrontation in central Sinai on Saturday, the army said in a statement.
WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure

WHO: 500 Syrian patients show symptoms pointing to toxic weapons exposure Wed, 11 Apr, 2018

The World Health Organization said on Wednesday around 500 people had been treated for "signs and symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic chemicals" after a suspected poison gas attack in a Syrian rebel enclave just before it fell.
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