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'Fewer than 3,000 IS fighters' left in Iraq, Syria

05 December, 2017

There are fewer than 3,000 IS fighters left in Iraq and Syria as the group clings to the remnants of its self-styled caliphate, the US-led coalition said on Tuesday.

Rescue ship saves Syrian refugee in boat off Libya

05 December, 2017

A 30-year-old Syrian refugee who set out solo in a tiny rubber boat from Libya was saved on Monday after a last-minute check by humanitarian rescuers.

Lebanese PM Hariri revokes resignation after consensus deal

05 December, 2017

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has formally rescinded his resignation following a consensus deal reached with rival political parties.

Syria 'shoots down three Israeli missiles' near Damascus

05 December, 2017

Syria's state news agency says Syrian air defence has shot down on Tuesday three Israeli missiles that were targeting a military post near the capital, Damascus.

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump's travel ban

05 December, 2017

The US Supreme court has indicated that it will approve Trump's controversial travel ban, with only of the court's justices noting their disagreements with the policy.

Suspension of UK aid set to benefit Syrian extremists

04 December, 2017

The Free Syrian Police programme's administrators say the UK government's decision to suspend funding over a contentious BBC documentary will benefit extremist groups.

Russia 'embarrassed' by Syrian regime decision to quit talks

04 December, 2017

Russia is reportedly angered by a decision by Bashar al-Assad's government to suspend its participation in talks with the Syrian opposition.

Cement giant Lafarge admits 'unacceptable errors' in Syria

04 December, 2017

The Swiss-French cement company LafargeHolcim should have stopped its operations in war-torn Syria before it did, its chairman said on Sunday, after top officials were charged with indirectly

Dozens of Syrian civilians killed in fresh Ghouta airstrikes

04 December, 2017

At least 25 civilians were killed in Ghouta as the area continues to besieged by Assad forces.

Ten Syrians killed in people-smuggling minibus crash

04 December, 2017

Syrian refugees and a driver were killed in a collision while crossing the Turkish border.

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