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SA media man home after kidnapping

A South African photojournalist kidnapped in Syria by Islamic State three years ago returned home on Thursday with the help of Turkey’s intelligence agency,...

US completes Syria pullback

The US completed its military pullback in north-eastern Syria, settling into a stable posture of 600 troops in the rest of the country after...

Syria constitutional talks halt on day one

Damascus government delegates to a Syrian Constitutional Committee left the second UN-sponsored round before it began on Monday, in what opposition members said was...

US presence in Syria is illegal – Russia

Russia’s defence ministry attacked US plans to maintain and boost the American military presence in eastern Syria as “international state banditry” motivated by a...

Russian military police move into Syria

Around 300 more Russian military police arrived in Syria, the defence ministry said, under an accord between Ankara and Moscow which halted Turkey’s military...

Turkey ceasefire permanent – Trump

US President Donald Trump said a ceasefire in northern Syria is permanent and lifted sanctions on Turkey as a result, rejecting criticism of his...

Deal to remove YPG from border reached

Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in north-east Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and weapons from the Turkish border under a deal which...

Syria offensive will resume if truce deal fails

President Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would press on with its offensive into Syria and “crush the heads of terrorists” if a deal with Washington...

Syria assault paused as Kurds withdraw

Turkey agreed to pause its offensive in Syria for five days to let Kurdish forces withdraw from a “safe zone” Ankara sought to capture,...

Turkish offensive on Syria continues

]Turkey vowed to press ahead with offensive in northern Syria despite US sanctions and growing calls for it to stop, while Syria’s Russia-backed army...

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...