Middle East
  • The U.N. called for an immediate end to the “senseless human suffering” in Syria as more than 100 civilians were killed in Eastern Ghouta following air raids, rocket strikes and shelling carried out by pro-government forces.

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    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2018, 6:11 AM EST
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    More than 100 pro-government Syrian fighters were killed in the eastern part of the country after the U.S. launched counter airstrikes in the region following an attack on its allied Syrian Democratic Forces.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 08, 2018, 6:26 AM EST
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    In a departure from decades of U.S. policy, President Donald Trump is set to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday, a decision that could thwart the complex peace process in the Middle East.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 18, 2017, 5:56 AM EST
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  • President Donald Trump met Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas earlier in May.

    Alarmed over speculations that the U.S. could designate Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian president is drumming up support to persuade Washington from making the announcement.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 04, 2017, 5:56 AM EST
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  • The loss of Deir al-Zour deals a big blow to IS, which took over huge swathes of the city in 2014.

    Last month, IS fighters were pushed back from its de facto headquarters in the city of Raqqa while a series of defeats against the Iraqi forces on another front has also deteriorated the outfit’s grip in the region.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 03, 2017, 6:58 AM EDT
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    The U.S. on Tuesday voiced concern over reports of violence around the city of Kirkuk as the Iraqi forces took full control of the disputed province in less a day after launching a major military operation.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 17, 2017, 5:59 AM EDT
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    The action in the Kurdish-held sites in Kirkuk province comes as Baghdad seeks to “secure bases” and “federal installations” following a contentious independence referendum in the region last month.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 16, 2017, 5:27 AM EDT
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  • A Palestinian man carries a child outside the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

    In the wake of deadly clashes, Israel's security cabinet agreed to replace the metal detectors, installed recently at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, with a less obtrusive surveillance system.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 25, 2017, 7:40 AM EDT
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    The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution calling for a 30-day truce across Syria on Friday as fierce bombing continues to “systematically annihilate” civilian healthcare facilities in eastern Ghouta.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 23, 2018, 6:32 AM EST
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