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Car bomb in Syria's Idlib province kills 10: War monitor

The attack occurred in a market in the town of al-Dana, located in the north of the province near the border with Turkey, according to the Observatory.

UAE runs 'informal prisons' in Yemen: Human Rights Watch

The UAE is a key member of a Saudi-led military coalition that entered Yemen's conflict in 2015 to battle on the government's side against Iran-backed Huthi rebels.

 

Syrian army declares 48-hour ceasefire in Deraa: Report

Syrian army declares 48-hour ceasefire in Deraa: Report

The Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in the southern city of Deraa for 48 hours from Saturday, according to a statement carried by state news agency SANA.

Lebanon to hold parliamentary election May 2018: Minister

The cabinet is expected to approve the electoral law later on Wednesday and will then send it to parliament for final ratification. 

HRW concerned about phosphorus use by US coalition in Raqqa

HRW concerned about phosphorus use by US coalition in Raqqa

The U.S.-led coalition says it investigates any allegations of civilian deaths and is careful to avoid civilian casualties in its bombing in Syria and Iraq.

Raqa offensive aims to deal `decisive blow` to IS: Coalition

Raqa would "deliver a decisive blow to the idea of ISIS as a physical caliphate".

Syria chemical attack death toll now at 72; new strikes hit

The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town rose to 72 today as activists and rescue workers found more-terrified survivors hiding in shelters near the site of the harrowing assault, one of the deadliest in Syria's civil war.

Islamic State's second-in-commnand Ayad al-Jumaili killed in airstrike: Iraq media

Islamic State's second-in-commnand Ayad al-Jumaili killed in airstrike: Iraq media

Ayad al-Jumaili, the man believed to be the deputy of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed in an air strike, Iraqi State TV said on Saturday, citing Iraq`s military intelligence.

Evacuations of opposition fighters resume in Syria's Homs

Syrian state TV says scores of opposition fighters and their families have left the central city of Homs after being evacuated from the last rebel-held neighbourhood.

Head of UN's ESCWA resigns over report on "apartheid" Israel

Head of UN's ESCWA resigns over report on "apartheid" Israel

The head of the United Nation's West Asia commission resigned on Friday, after what she described as pressure from the secretary general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians. 

Syrian rebel group says U.S.-led coalition behind mosque strike

Ahrar al-Sham, a powerful Syrian rebel group, on Friday said the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State was behind a deadly mosque attack near Syria's Aleppo that a war monitor said killed dozens of people on Thursday evening. 

Twenty including 14 children dead in air strike in Syria's northwestern​ Idlib province: Monitor

At least 14 children were among 20 people killed in an air strike in Syria`s northwestern Idlib province at dawn on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

300 families of IS fighters flee Syria's Raqa: Monitor

Three hundred families of Islamic State group fighters have fled the jihadists` self-proclaimed Syrian capital of Raqa in 24 hours, as rival forces advance on the city, a monitor said Saturday.

Syrian forces a 'few weeks' away from Raqqa, US Marines deployed to assist

Syrian forces a 'few weeks' away from Raqqa, US Marines deployed to assist

US backed Syrian forces said on Thursday they were closing in on Islamic State-held Raqqa and expected to reach the city outskirts in a few weeks, as a US Marines artillery unit deployed to help the campaign.

Raids, shelling on Syria rebel bastion despite truce: Monitor

Air raids and shelling hit Syria's rebel bastion of Eastern Ghouta on Wednesday, a monitor said, less than 24 hours after Russia announced a freeze on fighting there. 

Islamic State imposes Afghan dress code on men in Syria's Raqa: Monitor

Islamic State imposes Afghan dress code on men in Syria's Raqa: Monitor

The Islamic State group has imposed an "Afghan-style" dress code on men in its Syrian stronghold Raqa to help its fighters blend into the civilian population, a monitor and activists said today.

Air strikes kill 11 civilians, injures dozens in central Syria: Monitor

Air strikes kill 11 civilians, injures dozens in central Syria: Monitor

At least 11 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded on Saturday in air strikes on a central Syrian village that a monitor said were likely carried out by Russia.

Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city

Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes are pounding a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs, killing at least three and wounding dozens.

Suicide bomber kills 29 near Syria town taken from Islamic State

The blast devastated two adjacent rebel command posts and also seriously wounded a large number of fighters.

130 bodies found in Syria mass graves

The bodies of some 130 fighters shot execution-style or beheaded by rival jihadists have been found in mass graves in northwestern Syria, a monitoring group and rebel sources said Thursday.