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  • Head of Syria Opposition Government Sacked

    Head of Syria Opposition Government Sacked

    The Qatar-backed head of the Syrian opposition's interim government was sacked Tuesday, under pressure from Saudi Arabia, once again exposing the sharp divisions between the opposition's main backers.

  • UN in Syria Vaccination Drive Against Childhood Killer

    UN in Syria Vaccination Drive Against Childhood Killer

    The United Nations called for help on Tuesday to vaccinate 765,000 Syrian toddlers against polio, in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the childhood killer across the restive Middle East.

  • 'I no Longer Talk to Obama': Turkey PM Erdogan

    'I no Longer Talk to Obama': Turkey PM Erdogan

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

  • Syria Fly-Over Sparks New Criticism of Malaysia Airlines

    Syria Fly-Over Sparks New Criticism of Malaysia Airlines

    Embattled Malaysia Airlines faced fresh outrage Tuesday as it confirmed one of its planes flew over war-torn Syria, just days after the MH17 disaster.

  • After 13-Year Struggle, US Faces Counter-Terror Fatigue: Panel

    After 13-Year Struggle, US Faces Counter-Terror Fatigue: Panel

    After 13 years of struggle, Americans are showing a growing public fatigue and waning sense of urgency over terrorism, an attitude that threatens U.S. security, members of the panel that investigated the Sept. 11 attacks said in a report on Tuesday.

  • Malaysia Airlines Plane Diverts From Ukraine to Syria

    Malaysia Airlines Plane Diverts From Ukraine to Syria

    Malaysia Airlines has defended itself after confirming that it diverted a London to Kuala Lumpur flight over Syrian airspace when its usual route over Ukraine was closed in the wake of Thursday's MH17 crash.

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight Over Syria Reflects War Zone Challenge

    Malaysia Airlines Flight Over Syria Reflects War Zone Challenge

    Malaysia Airlines rerouted a flight over Syria on Sunday after its usual path over Ukraine was closed, reflecting the challenges airlines face in finding conflict-free routes between Asia and Europe.

  • Australian Teen Behind Suicide Bomb Attack in Iraq

    Australian Teen Behind Suicide Bomb Attack in Iraq

    An 18-year-old Australian man was behind a deadly suicide bomb attack in Iraq last week, authorities said on Monday, with Attorney-General George Brandis calling it a "disturbing development".

  • Lebanese Bomb Maker Killed, Militant Arrested: Sources

    Lebanese Bomb Maker Killed, Militant Arrested: Sources

    Lebanese security forces killed a bomb maker and arrested another prominent militant suspect overnight in the northern city of Tripoli, sending armed supporters onto the streets in protest, security sources said on Sunday.

  • Top Kurdish Security Official Warns West of Iraq Blowback

    Top Kurdish Security Official Warns West of Iraq Blowback

    Western countries will end up fighting insurgents who have overrun large parts of Iraq on their own doorstep unless they intervene to combat the threat at its source, a senior Kurdish security official said in an interview.

  • In Damascus, Semblance of Normal Life Returns

    In Damascus, Semblance of Normal Life Returns

    Each evening, Zakaria Orchi has been meeting up with friends at a favourite cafe to lounge away the hours, just as they used to during Ramadan nights in Syria's capital before war broke out.

  • Saudi Arabia Investigates Imams Who Did Not Condemn Al Qaeda Attack: Paper

    Saudi Arabia Investigates Imams Who Did Not Condemn Al Qaeda Attack: Paper

    Saudi Arabia's Islamic Affairs Ministry is investigating 17 mosque imams in the capital Riyadh for not using their Friday sermons to denounce an al Qaeda attack this month, the English daily Arab News reported on Saturday.

  • Islamic State Killed 270 During Syrian Gas Field Takeover: Monitor

    Islamic State Killed 270 During Syrian Gas Field Takeover: Monitor

    Militant group Islamic State killed 270 soldiers, guards and staff when they captured a Syrian gas field on Thursday in the bloodiest clashes between the al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said on Saturday.

  • Jihadists Stone Syria Woman to Death for 'Adultery': NGO

    Jihadists Stone Syria Woman to Death for 'Adultery': NGO

    Jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

  • Jihadists Kill 115 in Syria Gas Field Takeover: NGO

    Jihadists Kill 115 in Syria Gas Field Takeover: NGO

    Jihadists killed at least 115 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees when they seized a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group said Friday, updating an earlier toll

  • 100 Killed in Seizure of Syria Gas Field: Activists

    100 Killed in Seizure of Syria Gas Field: Activists

    Activists say some 100 soldiers, guards and employees were killed when jihadis seized a gas field in central Syria on Thursday.

  • Jihadists Stone Syria Woman to Death for 'Adultery'

    Jihadists Stone Syria Woman to Death for 'Adultery'

    Jihadists in the northern Syrian province of Raqa have accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday.

  • In Iraq, Syria, Militants Try to Govern as a State

    In Iraq, Syria, Militants Try to Govern as a State

    Across the broad swath of territory it controls bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organised administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads, police traffic, administer cour...

  • Child Marriages Double Among Syria Refugees in Jordan

    Child Marriages Double Among Syria Refugees in Jordan

    Child marriages double among Syria refugees in Jordan The number of child marriages has doubled among Syrian refugee girls in Jordan because of poverty and fear of sexual violence, international agencies said on Wednesday.

  • Syrian President Assad Sworn in for Third Term

    Syrian President Assad Sworn in for Third Term

    President Bashar al-Assad was sworn in for a new seven-year term on state television on Wednesday after an election victory that underlined his grip on power more than three years into Syria's civil war.

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