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Rebels push back in Idlib

Syrian rebels launched an attack against a five-month Russian-backed Syrian campaign aiming to take back the opposition’s last major bastion, opposition officials, rebels and...

“Killer drone” site in Syria targeted

Israeli aircraft struck Iranian forces near Damascus planning to launch “killer drones” at targets in Israel, an Israeli military spokesman said. “The strike targeted...

Syria retakes north-west towns

Syrian troops reclaimed a cluster of towns they lost early in the eight-year-old war, pressing an offensive in north-west, the country’s last major rebel...

Shabwa ceasefire

Southern separatists in Yemen declared a ceasefire in clashes with government forces in the oil-producing province of Shabwa after two days of fighting. “The...

Turkish drones in Syria

Turkish drones have started operating in northern Syria where Washington and Ankara agreed to create a safe zone, Turkey’s Defence Ministry said. Turkey and...

ISS: West Africa must confront its foreign terrorist fighters

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Better information, border control and cooperation is needed to deal with foreign combatants in the region. One year ago, 13 Senegalese nationals were convicted for...

Syrians returning home to reach 1 million once safe zone created

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President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he believed the number of Syrians returning from Turkey to their homeland will reach one million once a...

U.N.’s Bachelet says 55,000 linked to IS in Syria, Iraq should...

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U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 captured Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and...

Russia and Turkey broker ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib

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Russia and Turkey have brokered a complete ceasefire in Syria’s Idlib province between Syrian government forces and rebels, Russian news agencies cited the Russian...

Syrian fighters burning crops, using food as “weapon of war”

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Fighters have set fire to thousands of acres of wheat and other crops in northwest Syria in a campaign that has turned food supplies...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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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...