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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir accuses Washington of fomenting Sudan's conflict while on a visit to Russia.

For the first time ever, Palestine's national football team has overtaken Israel's in the international football federation's rankings.

Turkish official: Assad’s future up to Syrians to negotiate

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Turkish official: Assad’s future up to Syrians to negotiate

Turkey made clear its “reservations” about Assad having any future role in Syria “after all these deaths,” Mahir Unal, the spokesman of the Justice and Development Party, told reporters.

<em>Russia</em> claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

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Russia claims body exposing Assad's chemical weapons crimes 'dead'

Russia has been highly critical of the JIM's findings that the brutal Syrian government, its close ally, used chlorine gas in at least ...

Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

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Bad day for Saudi diplomacy: Lebanese reversal, Syria summit

Saudi diplomacy is not having a good day and the kingdom’s bullish 32-year-old crown prince is seen as the driving force behind the foreign ...

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Russia, Iran, Turkey agree to advance peace in Syria

The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran met on Wednesday to discuss ways to advance a political settlement in Syria as Syrian opposition groups met in Saudi Arabia.

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More than 13 million Syrians in need of aid

The UN said 40 percent of the needy were children, adding that people in besieged or so-called "hard-to-reach" areas were particularly ...

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Syria opposition meets in Riyadh under pressure to compromise

Syrian opposition figures have gathered in Saudi Arabia to form an overhauled delegation to peace talks that are under pressure to water down ...

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Syrians look to limit Russian influence in opposition talks

Syrian activists are calling on the opposition to isolate a pro-Moscow group from negotiations, as Russia looks for 'victor's peace' ...

Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

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Turkish troops, Kurdish militia clash in Idlib

Kurdish militia fighters, YPG, fired five mortars at an observation post in Idlib staffed by Turkish troops to which the Turkish army fired back ...

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Putin meets Assad in Sochi ahead of Syria talks

Putin met with Syrian regime head Bashar al-Assad in Sochi on Monday ahead of talks with leaders from Turkey and Iran aimed at re-booting the ...

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of UN-sponsored peace ...

Iraq to send foreign jihadists' families to home countries

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Iraq to send foreign jihadists' families to home countries

Around 300 wives and children of foreign IS militants captured in Mosul will be returned to their home countries, a senior Iraqi official said ...

Sudan's President Bashir to visit <em>Russia</em> this week

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Sudan's President Bashir to visit Russia this week

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by The International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes related to the Darfur conflict, ...

Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

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Civilians killed in regime bombing of besieged Damascus suburb

Syrian regime forces have continued bombardment of a besieged Damascus suburb, killing more civilians on the sixth consecutive day of heavy ...

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NATO takes disciplinary action over Turkey 'enemy' insult

NATO's took 'disciplinary action' against an individual over an incident deemed offensive to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the country's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

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Turkey, Russia and Iran foreign ministers meet on Syria

Foreign ministers from Turkey, Iran, and Russia have met in the southern Turkish resort of Antalya to discuss the upcoming Sochi ...

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Abu Dhabi businessman buys teen's virginity for $3 million

A 19-year old American model said she was offered nearly $3 million for her virginity by a UAE-based businessman, UK press reported.

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Syria's revolution: Between negotiations and being a bargaining chip

Syria's revolution has been hijacked by world powers. It has undermined the standing of the opposition but not the will of the people, writes ...

<em>Russia</em> blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

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Russia blocks extension of investigation into Syria chemical attacks

Russia used its Security Council veto for the second time in two days to block an extension of the Joint Investigative Mechanism's ...

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NATO apologises after military drill 'depicted Erdogan as enemy'

NATO has apologised to Turkey after an image of Ataturk and Erdogan's name were portrayed as enemy targets, prompting President Erdogan to pull ...

Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

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Erdogan says Kurd-held Afrin must be cleared of 'terrorists'

Turkey's President Erdogan on Friday said the Syrian town of Afrin, held by a US-backed Kurdish militia, had to be cleared of "terrorists".

Iraqi forces liberate last IS-held town in lightning offensive

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Iraqi forces liberate last IS-held town in lightning offensive

Iraq's army said it has retaken the last town in the country held by Islamic State group, hours after launching the offensive on Rawa.

Iraq launches attack on last IS-held town in country

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Iraq launches attack on last IS-held town in country

Iraqi forces have begun their assault on Rawa in the Euphrates valley, the last town in the country under control of Islamic State militants.

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