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International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response

International experts to inspect attack site in Syria as U.S. ponders response Tue, 10 Apr, 2018

International chemical weapons experts will go to the Syrian town of Douma to investigate a suspected poison gas attack, their organization said on Tuesday, as the United States and other Western powers consider military action over the incident.
Suspected toxic attack in Syria prompts outrage

Suspected toxic attack in Syria prompts outrage Sun, 08 Apr, 2018

A suspected chemical attack in Syria's Eastern Ghouta sparked international outrage Sunday, as state media reported that the last rebel holdouts in the onetime opposition stronghold had agreed to evacuate.
Israelis on Gaza border unmoved by Palestinian protests

Israelis on Gaza border unmoved by Palestinian protests Sun, 08 Apr, 2018

Hardened by years of rocket attacks from next-door Gaza, residents of this frontline Israeli village seemed unmoved on Sunday by Palestinians' mass demonstrations at the border and Israel's deadly response to them.
Russia, Iran and Turkey struggle to find common ground on Syria

Russia, Iran and Turkey struggle to find common ground on Syria Tue, 03 Apr, 2018

Three foreign powers who have shaped Syria's civil war - Iran, Russia and Turkey - will discuss ways to wind down the fighting on Wednesday despite their involvement in rival military campaigns on the ground.
Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mount

Gazans pitch protest tents on Israel border as tensions mount Thu, 29 Mar, 2018

Palestinians in Gaza pitched tents near the volatile border with Israel on Thursday ahead of a six-week protest camp under the gaze of wary Israeli soldiers.
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.
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