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  • Twitter executives meet Turkish officials amid free speech row

    Twitter executives meet Turkish officials amid free speech row

    Twitter executives met Turkish government officials for talks Monday amid accusations of tax evasion by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a row over content on the social media site.

  • Ukraine: current sanctions and options

    Ukraine: current sanctions and options

    The United States and European Union have warned Moscow it faces more sanctions if Russian troops intervene further in Ukraine.

  • In Assad's coastal heartland, Syria's war creeps closer

    In Assad's coastal heartland, Syria's war creeps closer

    For three years, residents of Syria's Mediterranean provinces have watched from their coastal sanctuary as civil war raging further inland tore the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating historic cities.

  • Hezbollah fighters say a 'duty' to help Syria's Bashar al-Assad

    Hezbollah fighters say a 'duty' to help Syria's Bashar al-Assad

    As he pushes a cart full of tomatoes and cucumbers in the market at Bint Jbeil in southern Lebanon, nothing marks out Mahmud as an experienced Hezbollah fighter.

  • US air strikes on Syria not 'devastating': John Kerry

    US air strikes on Syria not 'devastating': John Kerry

    Threatened military strikes against Syria would not have affected the course of the country's civil war, US Secretary of State John Kerry told lawmakers on Tuesday.

  • UN warns of drought crisis in Syria

    UN warns of drought crisis in Syria

    The UN's food aid agency warned on Tuesday that Syria was facing a drought that could put millions of people's lives at risk, compounding the impact of years of war.

  • Rwanda mourns the dead, 20 years since genocide

    Rwanda mourns the dead, 20 years since genocide

    Rwanda holds solemn commemorations on Monday for the 20th anniversary of the genocide in which 800,000 died, a time of intense national grief, but overshadowed by renewed claims France was complicit in the killings.

  • Mass polio vaccine campaign launched in Iraq

    Mass polio vaccine campaign launched in Iraq

    Authorities launched a massive polio vaccination campaign on Sunday in Iraq, Syria and Egypt after health officials found a suspected case of the virus in a young boy near Baghdad.

  • Turkey returns artillery fire into Syria

    Turkey returns artillery fire into Syria

    Turkey on Friday fired artillery into Syria to retaliate after cross-border shelling hit its territory without causing injuries or damage, the army said.

  • Syrian opposition accuses Bashar al-Assad of new poison attack

    Syrian opposition accuses Bashar al-Assad of new poison attack

    Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of using poison gas in Syria's civil war on Thursday, showing footage of an apparently unconscious man lying on a bed and being treated by medics.

  • Death toll in Syria's civil-war surges over 1,50,000

    Death toll in Syria's civil-war surges over 1,50,000

    At least 1,50,000 people have been killed in Syria's three-year-old civil war, one third of them being civilians, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

  • Turkey begins espionage investigation after Syria leak

    Turkey begins espionage investigation after Syria leak

    Turkey has started an espionage investigation after a discussion between top officials on potential military action in Syria was leaked on YouTube, heralding a possible government crackdown on its political opponents after elections on Sunday.

  • War not to deter Syrian President Bashar Assad from elections

    War not to deter Syrian President Bashar Assad from elections

    Syrian President Bashar Assad is quietly preparing the ground to hold elections by early this summer to win another 7-year term, even as the Syrian conflict rampages into its fourth year with large parts of the country either in ruins or under opposi...

  • Turkey blocks YouTube after 'villainous' Syria security video leak

    Turkey blocks YouTube after 'villainous' Syria security video leak

    A video on YouTube is allegedly a recording of top Turkish security officials discussing possible military action in Syria.

  • Turkey says Syria security leak 'villainous' as YouTube blocked

    Turkey says Syria security leak 'villainous' as YouTube blocked

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan described the leaking on YouTube on Thursday of a recording of top security officials discussing possible military operations in Syria as "villainous" and the government blocked access to the video-sharing site.

  • As Bashar al-Assad advances, Syria launches commercial airline

    As Bashar al-Assad advances, Syria launches commercial airline

    A new Syrian airline plans to start flights from the war-torn country in May, a company manager told Reuters on Wednesday, following months of gains on the battlefield by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

  • Arab summit strives to heal rifts, stave off 'enormous' peril

    Arab summit strives to heal rifts, stave off 'enormous' peril

    Warning of "enormous" dangers, Kuwait urged Arab leaders on Tuesday to resolve a lengthening list of disputes complicating crises such as Syria's war and political strife in the biggest Arab state, Egypt.

  • Syria condemns Turkey 'aggression' after jet downed

    Syria condemns Turkey 'aggression' after jet downed

    Syria accused Ankara of "flagrant aggression" on Sunday after Turkey shot down a warplane near the border, raising tensions as Syrian loyalists and rebels battled for control of a frontier crossing.

  • Turkey shoots down Syrian plane it says violated air space

    Turkey shoots down Syrian plane it says violated air space

    Turkish armed forces shot down a Syrian plane on Sunday which Turkey said had crossed into its air space in an area where Syrian rebels have been battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces for control of a border crossing.

  • Singapore deports Indian-origin man, probing another for Syrian links

    Singapore deports Indian-origin man, probing another for Syrian links

    Singapore authorities have deported an Indian-origin man for radicalising and helping a compatriot with going to strife-torn Syria and have launched a probe into his journey "with the intention to undertake violence" in Singapore.

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