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Polls open in Syrian local elections: state media

Polls open in Syrian local elections: state media

Voting began across government-controlled parts of Syria on Sunday for the war-ravaged country's first local elections since 2011, state news agency SANA said.

Erdogan urges Russia, Iran to stop 'disaster' in Idlib

Erdogan urges Russia, Iran to stop 'disaster' in Idlib

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called on Russia and Iran to halt a looming ‘humanitarian disaster’ in Idlib, saying Syrians there could not be left to the mercy of President Bashar al-Assad.

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Brazil will send troops to its border with Venezuela on Monday after residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima drove out Venezuelan immigrants from their improvised camps, amid growing regional tensions.

US supplied bomb that killed Yemeni children: report

US supplied bomb that killed Yemeni children: report

The bomb that killed 40 children and 11 others in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen was sold by the United States under a State Department deal with Riyadh, CNN has reported.

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

Antiquities museum reopens in Syria's rebel-held Idlib

An antiquities museum in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib said to house one of the world's oldest dictionaries reopened on Monday after five years, an AFP correspondent said.

Dozens dead, wounded in attack on Yemen bus carrying children: Red Cross

Dozens dead, wounded in attack on Yemen bus carrying children: Red Cross

An attack on a bus carrying children in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday left dozens of people dead or wounded, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Russia holds funerals for journalists shot in Central Africa

Russia holds funerals for journalists shot in Central Africa

Russia on Tuesday held funerals for three journalists killed in the Central African Republic who were investigating a shadowy Russian mercenary group for a media project ...

Seized Gaza ship captain accuses Israel of breaking international law

Seized Gaza ship captain accuses Israel of breaking international law

The captain of a Norwegian boat carrying pro-Palestinian activists en route to Gaza has accused Israeli authorities of violating the law by boarding the vessel in international waters ...

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal: monitor

Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal: monitor

Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said.

Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

Rebel-held south Syria hit by heaviest strikes yet

The Syrian government and its Russian ally pounded rebel-held areas of the southern province of Daraa on Thursday with the heaviest air strikes of a two-week-old offensive, an AFP correspondent and a monitor reported.

Syria rebels mull tough Russian terms for southern handover

Syria rebels mull tough Russian terms for southern handover

Rebels in Syria's south on Wednesday discussed a Russian proposal to hand over their remaining territory in exchange for a halt to the regime's blistering offensive, rebel sources said.

Yemen president demands full rebel withdrawal from Hodeida

Yemen president demands full rebel withdrawal from Hodeida

Yemen's embattled president has demanded a full rebel withdrawal from conflict-hit Hodeida, a government source said, after talks with the UN's top envoy on Wednesday in Aden.