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Russia has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border where Iranian and Hizballah forces will not be allowed to enter, Israeli officials have said.

Qatar's emir has sent a plane carrying medical aid and doctors to Somalia to help the country cope with the crushing aftermath of its worst ever bombing.

Israel's Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

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Israel's Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pressed Russia's defence minister in a meeting on Tuesday over Iran attempting to "establish itself military" in Syria.

Israel strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery after missile fire

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Israel strikes Syrian anti-aircraft battery after missile fire

Israeli jets attacked Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus on Monday after it fired towards its planes, Israel's military said.

Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

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Somalia's 'deadliest' terror attack kills 276, injures 300

Desperate Mogadishu residents searched for news of missing relatives after a monster explosion on Saturday killed at least 276 people and ...

James Snell

Turkey's interests in Syria don't include Idlib's people

Comment: Turkish-supported rebel factions in Syria are unlikely to fight al-Qaeda's local franchise, as doing so could benefit the Assad regime, writes James Snell.

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Russian jet crashes in Syria 'killing all crew' members

All members of a Russian air crew died following a plane accident in Syria, reports confirmed on Tuesday.

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Russian airstrike 'kills 38 fleeing civilians' in Deir az-Zour

A Russian airstrike killed at least 38 civilians on Wednesday as they attempted to cross the Euphrates River to escape fighting in eastern ...

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'US-led strike kills' 18 civilians in Syria's Raqqa

International coalition planes targeted water wells where a group of civilians were gathered in the north of Raqqa city. the Syrian ...

Yemen cholera cases to reach 'one million'

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Yemen cholera cases to reach 'one million'

Cholera cases in Yemen could reach one million by the end of the year, making it the fasting-growing epidemic of the disease in history.

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Last plane leaves Iraqi Kurdistan as flight-ban takes effect

Foreigners scrambled to leave Iraqi Kurdistan on Friday while Kurds have shared their frustrations at cancelled travel plans after Baghdad ...

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

Warda Mohamed and Tony Fortin

Exposed: France's arms dealers making a killing in Yemen

The long read: The US and UK are often lambasted for their sales of weaponry to Saudi Arabia. But France cannot be overlooked, write Warda ...

Russian warplanes kill dozens of civilians in Deir az-Zor

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Russian warplanes kill dozens of civilians in Deir az-Zor

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said nine children were among those killed fleeing fighting and that "dozens" of people were wounded in the ...

Israel warns Iran, Syria after 'chemical weapons factory' airstrike

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Israel warns Iran, Syria after 'chemical weapons factory' airstrike

Israel's defence minister issued a veiled warning to Syria on Thursday, without confirming or denying what Damascus said was an Israeli air ...

Syrian regime dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun: UN

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Syrian regime dropped sarin on Khan Sheikhoun: UN

Assad's regime used chemical weapons more than two dozen times, a UN inquiry has found, including dropping sarin in the gravest attack in Idlib ...

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Yemen Red Crescent founder dies after being denied treatment

The Saudi-led coalition has been held responsible for the death of Yemen's Red Crescent founder Abdullah Alkhamesi, who died after a medical operation failed due to equipment shortages.

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Israel closes deal for more US-made F-35 fighter jets

Israel has finalised a deal to buy 17 more F-35 stealth fighter jets from the US, in addition to 33 already on order, the defence ministry said ...

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Saudi coalition admits deadly Yemen airstrike, blames 'technical mistake'

The Saudi-led military coalition waging war in Yemen on Saturday admitted responsibility for an airstrike that killed 14 civilians a ...

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US and Russia forces link up with Syria hotline

Despite diplomatic tensions, the US and Russia have developed close military contact over their parallel campaigns on Syria's battlefields, with ...

How long will the US stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

How long will the US stay in Syria?

Analysis: The Pentagon has invested significant resources in northern Syria, and doesn't seem to be in a rush to leave, notes Paul Iddon.

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Iraqi forces make quick gains in IS-held Tal Afar

Iraqi forces have advanced from the south into Tal Afar, as the last Islamic State group militants prepare to 'fight to the death' in the ...

Cash crisis exposes Yemeni rift with UAE

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Cash crisis exposes Yemeni rift with UAE

Yemen's Central Bank says the Saudi-led coalition is 'strangling' the economy by preventing planes from flying in newly-minted cash, ...

Bashar al-Assad's white supremacist fans in Charlottesville

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Bashar al-Assad's white supremacist fans in Charlottesville

The Facebook page of a man arrested over a car-ramming attack in Charlottesville, Virginia appear to show his support for Syrian regime head ...

The business of <em>war</em>: Withholding humanitarian aid in Yemen

Afrah Nasser

The business of war: Withholding humanitarian aid in Yemen

Comment: The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen is blocking fuel deliveries for UN aid planes, and Houthi profiteering from the black market ...

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