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Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake two more western districts

Hundreds more join Mosul exodus as Iraqi forces retake two more western districts Sat, 22 Apr, 2017

Pushing carts loaded with bags, babies and the elderly, hundreds of people fled Mosul on Saturday after Iraqi forces retook two more districts in the west of the city from Islamic State.
Thousands evacuated after deadly Syria bombing

Thousands evacuated after deadly Syria bombing Wed, 19 Apr, 2017

Thousands of Syrians were evacuated from besieged towns on Wednesday with tight security in place after a weekend bombing against those leaving government-held areas killed dozens, including nearly 70 children.
12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen

12 Saudi officers killed in helicopter crash in Yemen Tue, 18 Apr, 2017

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said one of its helicopters crashed in eastern Yemen on Tuesday, killing 12 Saudi officers in one of the deadliest incidents for the kingdom's troops since the war began more than two years ago.
Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch hunger strike Mon, 17 Apr, 2017

 Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a movement that could mark a serious challenge to Israeli authorities if sustained.
Turkey's Kurds vote in key referendum battleground

Turkey's Kurds vote in key referendum battleground Sun, 16 Apr, 2017

 Hoping above all for peace after months of violence as well as fair representation, Turkey's Kurds on Sunday voted in a key referendum whether to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.
Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after blast kill 68 kids

Mass evacuation in Syria to proceed after blast kill 68 kids Sun, 16 Apr, 2017

More than 3,000 Syrians were expected to be evacuated Sunday from four areas as part of a population transfer that was briefly stalled a day earlier by a deadly blast that killed more than 120 people, many of them government supporters.
Syria car bombing kills at least 16 evacuees

Syria car bombing kills at least 16 evacuees Sat, 15 Apr, 2017

A suicide car bombing killed at least 16 people Saturday in an attack near buses for Syrians evacuated from two besieged government-held towns, a monitor said.
Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by chemical attack

Warplanes strike Syrian town hit by chemical attack Sat, 08 Apr, 2017

Warplanes on Saturday struck the Syrian town where a chemical attack had killed scores of people earlier this week, as Turkey warned that a retaliatory U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base would only be "cosmetic" if greater efforts are not made to remove President Bashar Assad from power. 

Fresh Gaza protests after Palestinian pay cut

Fresh Gaza protests after Palestinian pay cut Sat, 08 Apr, 2017

Fresh protests against civil service pay cuts broke out in Gaza on Saturday, as pressure builds on Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to tackle the crisis.
US launches missile strike on Syria airbase

US launches missile strike on Syria airbase Fri, 07 Apr, 2017

US forces fired a barrage of cruise missiles at a Syrian airbase Friday in response to what President Donald Trump called a "barbaric" chemical attack he blamed on the Damascus regime.
Russia, Syria hit back as pressure builds over 'chemical attack'

Russia, Syria hit back as pressure builds over 'chemical attack' Thu, 06 Apr, 2017

Syria's regime and Russia hit back Thursday at accusations Damascus was behind a deadly chemical weapons attack, as pressure built for international action over what Washington called an "affront to humanity".
Suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria

Suspected chemical attack kills dozens in Syria Tue, 04 Apr, 2017

A suspected Syrian government chemical attack killed scores of people, including children, in the northwestern province of Idlib on Tuesday, a monitoring group, medics and rescue workers in the rebel-held area said.
Britain's May in Saudi Arabia seeking deals

Britain's May in Saudi Arabia seeking deals Tue, 04 Apr, 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with Saudi officials on Tuesday, hoping to tap the oil-rich kingdom's "immense potential" as she looks to secure post-Brexit investment and trade. 
Regime strikes kill 22 civilians near Damascus

Regime strikes kill 22 civilians near Damascus Mon, 03 Apr, 2017

Air strikes by Syrian warplanes on a rebel-held region near Damascus killed at least 22 civilians on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.
U.S.-backed forces repel Islamic State attack near Syrian dam

U.S.-backed forces repel Islamic State attack near Syrian dam Sun, 02 Apr, 2017

U.S. backed Syrian forces repelled a major counter-attack by Islamic State militants holding out at the country's largest dam and in the nearby town of Tabqa, the group and activists said on Sunday.

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