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Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination

Supermoon delights world's star gazers in full moon, eclipse combination Mon, 14 Nov, 2016

 From Beijing to Berlin, star gazers around the world admired the supermoon - the largest, brightest full moon in nearly seven decades - as it made its way across the skies on Sunday and Monday.
5,000 displaced since start of Raqa offensive: SDF

5,000 displaced since start of Raqa offensive: SDF Thu, 10 Nov, 2016

More than 5,000 civilians have fled their homes since the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces launched an offensive on the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa, an SDF spokeswoman said Thursday.
Coalition strike 'kills 20 civilians' near IS-held Raqa

Coalition strike 'kills 20 civilians' near IS-held Raqa Thu, 10 Nov, 2016

 US-backed forces pressed offensives on the Islamic State group's strongholds in Syria and Iraq, as an air strike by the American-led coalition reportedly killed 20 civilians near the Syrian city of Raqa.
Iraqi Kurds seize IS-held town near Mosul

Iraqi Kurds seize IS-held town near Mosul Tue, 08 Nov, 2016

 Iraqi Kurdish forces have seized the town of Bashiqa near Mosul from the Islamic State group, an official said Tuesday, as US-backed militia forces advanced on the jihadists' Syrian stronghold Raqa.
Iran signs major gas deal with France's Total

Iran signs major gas deal with France's Total Tue, 08 Nov, 2016

 Iran signed a deal with France's Total on Tuesday to develop a major offshore gas field, its first big contract with a Western energy firm since sanctions were loosened in January.
Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State say nearing Mosul airport

Iraqi forces fighting Islamic State say nearing Mosul airport Sat, 05 Nov, 2016

Iraqi security forces drove Islamic State fighters from the center of a town just south of the militants' main stronghold of Mosul on Saturday and reached within a few km (miles) of an airport on the edge of the city, a senior commander said.
Mosul residents say IS forcibly gathering civilians

Mosul residents say IS forcibly gathering civilians Wed, 02 Nov, 2016

The Islamic State group is forcibly gathering people in and around Mosul for possible use as human shields against advancing Iraqi forces, residents said Wednesday, confirming UN fears.
Saudi-led strikes on Yemen detention centre 'killed 60'

Saudi-led strikes on Yemen detention centre 'killed 60' Sun, 30 Oct, 2016

Saudi-led coalition air strikes on rebel-held security buildings in Yemen's west, including a detention centre, killed 60 people, an official said Sunday, updating the toll from 38 dead.
Syrian state media say militants fired poison gas in Aleppo

Syrian state media say militants fired poison gas in Aleppo Sun, 30 Oct, 2016

Syrian state media said militants fired poison gas at a government-held area of Aleppo on Sunday, causing 35 people to choke, a report that a rebel official called a lie.
Islamic State using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul: U.N.

Islamic State using tens of thousands as human shields in Mosul: U.N. Fri, 28 Oct, 2016

Islamic State forces in Iraq have abducted tens of thousands of men, women and children from areas around Mosul and are using them as "human shields" in strategic sites in the city as Iraqi troops advance, the U.N. human rights office said on Friday.
Wave of strikes as IS puts up tough defence of Mosul

Wave of strikes as IS puts up tough defence of Mosul Mon, 24 Oct, 2016

Iraqi forces advancing on Mosul faced stiff resistance on Monday from the Islamic State group despite an unprecedented wave of US-led coalition air strikes in support of the week-old offensive.
Fighting shakes Aleppo as truce expires

Fighting shakes Aleppo as truce expires Sun, 23 Oct, 2016

Clashes and air strikes shook the Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitor said Sunday, as heavy fighting resumed after the end of three-day truce declared by government ally Russia.
Kurds attack IS-held town as Mosul battle rages

Kurds attack IS-held town as Mosul battle rages Thu, 20 Oct, 2016

 Kurdish forces launched a major assault Thursday on a town held by the Islamic State group near Mosul, opening a new front in the offensive to wrest back the jihadists' last Iraqi bastion.
Sporadic fighting strains fragile Yemen truce

Sporadic fighting strains fragile Yemen truce Thu, 20 Oct, 2016

Scattered clashes between rebels and pro-government forces undermined a fragile ceasefire in Yemen Thursday as global pressure intensified for a lasting truce in a country where millions are homeless and hungry.
Iraq forces advance on IS stronghold of Mosul

Iraq forces advance on IS stronghold of Mosul Mon, 17 Oct, 2016

Iraqi forces advanced Monday in an offensive aimed at retaking Mosul and dealing a death blow to the Islamic State group's "caliphate" in the city where it was declared two years ago.

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