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NGOs and human rights groups are demanding action as the Syrian regime's relentless bombardment of Eastern Ghouta leaves hundreds dead and hospitals overflowing with blood and injured.

Deadly Cordon and Search Operations have again become a regular feature of counter-insurgency operations in Indian-administered Kashmir, writes Umar Lateef Misgar.

Saudi pledges aid to Yemen cholera crisis it created

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Saudi pledges aid to Yemen cholera crisis it created

Saudi Arabia has pledged $11 million to help the World Health Organisation respond to Yemen's cholera crisis - a deadly epidemic resulting from the kingdom's intervention in the country.

Cutting deals with Islamic State in Syria

James Snell

Cutting deals with Islamic State in Syria

Comment: Deals to help IS fighters escape ensure the organisation's survival. If IS is to be properly wiped out, these deals must end, writes ...

Turkey shells pro-regime forces in Afrin: Syria state media

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Turkey shells pro-regime forces in Afrin: Syria state media

The shelling marks a major escalation in the month-old assault Turkey and allied rebels are waging on Afrin.

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'Out of control': Nearly 200 dead in Syria's Ghouta

Fresh airstrikes hit the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday killing scores of civilians, including children, as a ferocious regime bombing campaign entered its third day.

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Turkey will lay siege to Afrin 'in coming days'

Turkey announced it will continue its siege of Afrin, despite Syria threatening to confront Turkish forces in the enclave, as the two powers vie ...

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UN condemns 'senseless suffering' as 100 killed in Ghouta

Assad's regime shows no sign of relenting its brutal campaign against its own civilians, as airstrikes kill hundreds in Eastern Ghouta and it ...

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Yemen war: Pakistan defends planned deployment to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan's defence minister says Pakistani forces have mountain warfare and counterterrorism skills that could be useful for Saudi troops.

UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran arming Houthis

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UN draft calls for 'measures' over Iran arming Houthis

The UN security council may be considering a draft resolution that will condemn Tehran for supplying Yemen's Houthi weapons with missiles that ...

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Heavy Syria regime bombing kills dozens in Eastern Ghouta

Regime troops carried out a relentless five-day bombing campaign earlier this month that killed around 250 civilians in the enclave and wounded ...

Dozens killed in clashes as Yemen troops target Al-Qaeda

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Dozens killed in clashes as Yemen troops target Al-Qaeda

Special forces launched operation "Al-Faisal" on Sunday in attempt to eliminate the encroaching Al-Qaeda presence in Yemen's oil-rich Hadramaut ...

Turkey 'will fight Assad regime' if troops enter Afrin

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Turkey 'will fight Assad regime' if troops enter Afrin

The official Syrian news agency SANA said regime forces will deploy in Afrin to "bolster" local forces in confronting Turkish "aggression."

Syrian <em>rebels</em> form merger against Jihadists

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Syrian rebels form merger against Jihadists

Syrian rebel groups have formed an alliance in the north in order to tackle a jihadist faction formerly linked to al-Qaeda.

Assad forces readying for assault on besieged, starved Ghouta

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Assad forces readying for assault on besieged, starved Ghouta

Syrian regime forces are poised for an attack on East Ghouta to retake the area.

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Kurdish YPG says three foreign members killed in Syria

Three foreign members of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have been killed in Syria, including two in the northern enclave of Afrin.

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Turkey 'never used' chemical weapons in Syria: Diplomat

Turkish diplomatic source blasts allegations that Ankara has used chemical weapons against Kurds in Syria as 'baseless'.

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Draft UN resolution targets Iran's role in Yemen

The UK, US and France have put forward a draft resolution to condemn Iran for failing to prevent Houthi rebels in Yemen from obtaining ...

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Drone strike kills two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen

A US drone strike has killed two al-Qaeda suspects in central Yemen, a security official said.

Turkey denies it used chemical weapons in Syria

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Turkey denies it used chemical weapons in Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said shelling from either Turkey or allied factions hit al-Sheikh Hadid west of Afrin and left six ...

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UN appoints former British diplomat as new Yemen envoy

A former British diplomat has been given the difficult task of leading UN efforts to end the war in Yemen, where fighting sees no signs of ...

Turkey launches suspected gas attack on Syria village

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Turkey launches suspected gas attack on Syria village

Turkey and allied Syrian rebels have a war for the past month against Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters in Syria's Afrin ...

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

James M. Dorsey

Saudi Arabia and Iran battle it out in Azerbaijan

Comment: Saudi Arabia and Iran are extending their bitter rivalry beyond the Middle East, into the Caucasus, writes James Dorsey.

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Sam Hamad

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes ...

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