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Thousands more leave Syria's Ghouta, rebels await Russian decision

Thousands more leave Syria's Ghouta, rebels await Russian decision Tue, 27 Mar, 2018

Thousands of people left eastern Ghouta for Syrian rebel territory near the Turkish border on Tuesday, the third large group to leave under a deal brokered by Russia to surrender the enclave near Damascus to the Syrian government.
Kurdish rebels withdraw from Iraq's Sinjar

Kurdish rebels withdraw from Iraq's Sinjar Fri, 23 Mar, 2018

A Kurdish rebel group will withdraw from the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Friday, it said in a statement, following threats of attack from Turkey's president who has launched a series of airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel camps over the past week.

Thousands flee in first mass exodus from Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta

Thousands flee in first mass exodus from Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta Thu, 15 Mar, 2018

Thousands of Syrian civilians fled from a rebel pocket in eastern Ghouta on Thursday, crossing by foot to army positions in the first mass exodus from the besieged enclave since Syrian government forces launched an assault to capture it a month ago.
Bomb targets Palestinian PM's convoy in rare Gaza visit

Bomb targets Palestinian PM's convoy in rare Gaza visit Tue, 13 Mar, 2018

A bomb blast targeted Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah's convoy during a rare visit to the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, leaving him unhurt but provoking outrage over what officials called an assassination attempt.
US-backed Syria force to redeploy 1,700 from IS fight to Afrin

US-backed Syria force to redeploy 1,700 from IS fight to Afrin Tue, 06 Mar, 2018

A US-backed alliance of Syrian fighters announced on Tuesday it would redeploy around 1,700 members from front lines against the Islamic State group to a Kurdish enclave under Turkish attack.
Syria regime retakes quarter of rebel enclave as civilians flee

Syria regime retakes quarter of rebel enclave as civilians flee Sun, 04 Mar, 2018

Syria's regime seized control of over a quarter of rebel-held Eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus after two weeks of devastating bombardment, sending hundreds of civilians into flight, a monitor said Sunday.
Strikes, clashes hit Syria's Ghouta despite ceasefire call

Strikes, clashes hit Syria's Ghouta despite ceasefire call Sun, 25 Feb, 2018

New regime air strikes and heavy clashes shook Syria's rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Sunday despite a UN demand for a ceasefire to end one of the most ferocious assaults of Syria's civil war.
Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS

Iraq court sentences 16 Turkish women to death for joining IS Sun, 25 Feb, 2018

An Iraqi court has sentenced 16 Turkish women to death by hanging for joining Islamic State, a judiciary spokesman said on Sunday.
Death toll in Syria enclave tops 500 after UN delays truce vote

Death toll in Syria enclave tops 500 after UN delays truce vote Sat, 24 Feb, 2018

New air strikes on the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Saturday took the civilian death toll from seven days of devastating bombardment to more than 500 after the United Nations again delayed a vote on a ceasefire.
Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote

Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote Fri, 23 Feb, 2018

A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year-old civil war.
Chaos deepens in Syria enclave, global outcry grows

Chaos deepens in Syria enclave, global outcry grows Thu, 22 Feb, 2018

The Syrian regime rained rockets and bombs on Eastern Ghouta Thursday, killing another 36 civilians as international pressure mounted to stop the carnage in the rebel-held enclave.
Security Council to meet amid calls for Syria cease-fire

Security Council to meet amid calls for Syria cease-fire Thu, 22 Feb, 2018

World leaders called for an urgent cease-fire in Syria on Thursday as government forces pounded the opposition-controlled eastern suburbs of the capital in a crushing campaign that has left hundreds of people dead in recent days.
Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire'

Netanyahu says Israel could act against Iran's 'empire' Sun, 18 Feb, 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel would act against Iran, not just its allies in the Middle East, if needed, reiterating his country's position that Tehran was the world's greatest threat.
EU calls for renewed Syria peace efforts

EU calls for renewed Syria peace efforts Thu, 15 Feb, 2018

EU foreign ministers voiced concern at developments in Syria on Thursday, calling for a renewal of UN-led efforts to end the conflict.
Syrian militia says large number of IS foreign fighters held

Syrian militia says large number of IS foreign fighters held Mon, 12 Feb, 2018

The Syrian Kurdish militia partnering with the U.S-led coalition to fight Islamic State militants said Monday that it is holding a "huge number" of foreign fighters in Syria and none of their home countries want them back.

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