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Militant rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria: state media

Militant rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria: state media

Rocket fire has killed 12 civilians in a regime-held village in northwestern Syria, state news agency SANA has said blaming former Al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for the attack.

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries ramp up efforts to find missing migrants

Mediterranean countries say they have taken a key step towards finding out the fate of thousands of migrants -- many fleeing Syria's war -- who have gone missing while trying to reach Europe.

14 French, Dutch orphans repatriated from Syria

14 French, Dutch orphans repatriated from Syria

Twelve orphaned children of French jihadists were flown home Monday from Syria, along with two Dutch orphans who will be handed over to the Netherlands, the French foreign ministry said.

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

Iraq sentences all 11 French IS suspects to death

A Iraqi court Monday sentenced to death two more French nationals for joining the Islamic State group, leaving all 11 Frenchmen transferred from Syria facing the gallows and potentially opening the door for other cases.

Taliban leader says no ceasefire as US envoy heads to region

Taliban leader says no ceasefire as US envoy heads to region

The Taliban's leader said Saturday the insurgents will not call a ceasefire any time soon, even as a US envoy was heading to the region for a fresh round of peace talks.

UN to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia force

UN to cut 1,000 troops from Somalia force

The United Nations Security Council decided Friday to cut 1,000 troops from a regional peacekeeping force in Somalia, despite a rise in attacks by the Al-Shabaab militia in Mogadishu.

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air war on IS

US-led coalition says 1,300 civilians killed in air war on IS

The US-led coalition said Friday it had unintentionally killed more than 1,300 civilians in air strikes during its fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria since 2014.

Fresh strikes on Syria militant enclave kill 15

Fresh strikes on Syria militant enclave kill 15

The latest strikes in the fiercest wave of regime bombardment on a militant enclave in northwestern Syria killed at least 15 civilians on Wednesday, a war monitor said, despite calls to halt the attacks.

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

Trump denies planning to send 120,000 troops to counter Iran

President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a report that he is considering sending 120,000 troops to counter Iran, but didn't rule out deploying ‘a hell of a lot more’ soldiers in the future.

Clashes in northwest Syria kill 35 fighters: monitor

Clashes in northwest Syria kill 35 fighters: monitor

Clashes on the edge of a militant bastion in northwestern Syria have killed 35 fighters in 24 hours, a monitor said Monday, after regime bombardment on the region devastated health services.

More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

More than 150,000 displaced in northwest Syria in one week: UN

An escalation in attacks on northwest Syria has displaced more than 150,000 people in the past week, the UN said on Tuesday, as the regime and Russia stepped up bombardment.

Four dead, 20 wounded in Tripoli air raids: unity govt

Four dead, 20 wounded in Tripoli air raids: unity govt

Air raids by the self-styled Libyan National Army against the capital on Saturday night killed four people and wounded 20 others, Libya's internationally recognised unity government said.