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US approves $3.8 billion in arms sales to Bahrain

An F-16.The U.S. State Department has approved arms sales packages worth more than $3.8 billion to Bahrain including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Syrian opposition leader says U.N. mediation has failed

The Syrian opposition says mediation has failed.A prominent Syrian opposition leader said on Thursday U.N. mediation to end the country’s six-year conflict has failed and the revolution would continue.


Aid convoy reaches Syria's Deir al-Zor after three-year siege

An aid convoy has reached Deir al Zor.An aid convoy arrived at Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria on Thursday, bringing supplies to soldiers and civilians days after the Syrian army broke a three-year Islamic State siege, Syrian state media reported.


Syrian army, allies race to relieve Deir al-Zor

Deir al-Zor.Syria’s army and its allies raced towards their enclave in the Euphrates city of Deir al-Zor after a rapid advance on Sunday, seeking to relieve it after years of Islamic State siege as jihadist defences suddenly collapsed.


'Gates of Hell' - Iraqi army says fighting near Tal Afar worse than Mosul

Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State militants in Tal Afar.Iraqi forces battling to retake the small town of al-’Ayadiya where militants fleeing Tal Afar have entrenched themselves, saying on Tuesday the fighting is “multiple times worse” than the battle for Mosul’s old city.

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