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US denies conducting deadly Syria strikes

24 October, 2017

The US-led coalition rejected claims it had carried out deadly airstrikes around the Syrian city of Deir az-Zour that caused dozens of civilian casualties.

IS 'executed' 116 in Syria town revenge campaign

23 October, 2017

The Islamic State group executed dozens of civilians in the Syrian desert this month, a monitor said on Monday, in a gruesome massacre as the militants see their "caliphate" collapse.

Palestinians missing in Egypt-Gaza tunnel in 'mysterious circumstances'

23 October, 2017

Three Palestinians have gone missing in the Egypt-Gaza tunnel, with one witness alleging a group of gunmen snatched them and took them across the border to the Sinai peninsula.

When 'order' builds sectarianism, peace is just an illusion

23 October, 2017

Comment: Both the US and Iran favour 'order' in Iraq, but when this means supporting brutal sectarianism and curtailing democratic self-determination, peace is just an illusion, writes Sam Hamad.

Kurds issue arrest warrants for 11 Iraqis amid tensions

23 October, 2017

Eleven Iraqis including leaders in a powerful paramilitary group were issued with an arrest warrant by Kurdish authorities on Monday, in an apparent tit-for-tat move amid rising tensions.

Iraq dismisses Tillerson's demands for Iran-backed militias to leave

23 October, 2017

Iraq's Prime Minister has responded to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's remarks that Iran-backed militias should leave Iraq after fighting IS.

Iraqi PM, Iraqi Shia cleric hold talks in Jordan

23 October, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held talks late on Sunday with Jordan's King Abdullah while influential Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr met with Jordan's Prince Ghazi.

Five-month battle with IS ends in Philippine city

23 October, 2017

Islamic State militants in the city of Marawi were completely cleared after a five-month long battle, the military confirmed on Monday.

Russia likens US-led bombing of Raqqa to WWII Dresden

22 October, 2017

Russia, who has been operating a bombing campaign in Syria in support of Assad's regime, has likened the US coalition's operations against IS Raqqa to Second World War Dresden.

US-backed forces seize major Syria oil field from IS

22 October, 2017

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces announced the capture of the al-Omar oil field in the province of Deir az-Zour, which was seized by the Islamic State group in 2014.

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