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Islamic State almost completely ousted from Syria's Manbij city: Observatory

U.S.-backed forces trying to oust Islamic State militants from the Syrian city of Manbij took almost complete control of the city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Syria, Russia cluster munition use `relentless`: HRW

Human Rights Watch accused the Syrian regime and its ally Russia on Thursday of extensively using banned cluster munitions in their offensive against rebels in the war-torn country.

Al Qaeda in Syria executes 14 `government forces`

Al-Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front has executed 14 captured men it accused of fighting for President Bashar al-Assad, in retaliation for a regime advance near Damascus.

Hezbollah says Golan explosions caused by Nusra Front rocket fire

 Two explosions that hit a Syrian town near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday were caused by rockets fired by al Qaeda`s Syrian affiliate Nusra Front, the Lebanese group Hezbollah said.

Iraqi forces retake key airbase from south of Mosul from ISIS

Iraqi forces have captured a key airbase from the Islamic State group that can serve as a launchpad for retaking the jihadist-held city of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday.

38 civilians killed in rebel fire on government-held part of Syria's Aleppo

38 civilians killed in rebel fire on government-held part of Syria's Aleppo

Syrian state media says 30 people have been killed in rocket fire overnight in Aleppo, the country's largest city and the scene of some of the fiercest fighting in Syria's civil war, now in its sixth year.

UN agency says Syria Kurds block civilians fleeing near Aleppo

UN agency says Syria Kurds block civilians fleeing near Aleppo

Civilians fleeing an Islamic State offensive in northwestern Syria have been prevented by Syrian Kurdish authorities from entering areas under their control in response to rebel shelling of a Kurdish-held area of Aleppo, the United Nations said.

`Inexcusable errors` by Australia TV crew in Beirut kidnap

The team from Channel Nine`s "60 Minutes" current affairs programme were detained last month. 

US envoy calls on Syria rebels to respect truce

The US envoy for Syria has urged rebel groups to respect a shaky nationwide truce after they gave its brokers 48 hours to stop a regime offensive near the capital.

Hezbollah to bolster military presence in Syria: Nasrallah

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah today said his Lebanese Shiite movement would boost its support for Syria's regime after one of its top commanders was killed there last week.

Hezbollah blames insurgent shelling for death of top commander in Syria

Hezbollah blames insurgent shelling for death of top commander in Syria

Hezbollah announced Mustafa Badreddine`s death on Friday and held a military funeral for him on the same day in its stronghold in southern Beirut.

Sicilian mafia “declares war” on migrants, as Italian city resembles more like “Beirut than Europe”

Sicilian mafia “declares war” on migrants, as Italian city resembles more like “Beirut than Europe”

According to MailOnline, Cosa Nostra is desperate to maintain supremacy after the African crime gangs, which arrived with the migrants, are engaged in a deadly turf war.

Syria rebels vow armed response to regime ceasefire violations

Syria rebels vow armed response to regime ceasefire violations

Several of Syria's key opposition factions said Monday they were launching an armed response to what they alleged were regime "violations" of a ceasefire agreement in the war-torn country.

More shelling in Syria's Aleppo mars peace talks in Geneva

Syrian troops exchanged fire with rebels in the contested northern city of Aleppo today in a renewed bout of fighting that could further mar peace talks underway in Geneva.

Lebanon airport workers held over `terror contacts`

Lebanon has detained two workers at Beirut airport over alleged contact with "terrorist parties", the country`s ANI news agency said on Sunday.

Syria rebels seize main IS supply route with Turkey: Monitor

Syrian rebels seized control today of the Islamic State group's main supply route to Turkey, a monitor said.

Four Australians detained in Lebanon on kidnapping suspicion

Lebanese police say authorities have detained four Australian citizens on suspicion they were involved in the kidnapping of two children.

Australia trying to find TV crew detained in Lebanon

An Australian television crew has been detained in Lebanon, their network said on Thursday, with Canberra urgently trying to confirm the reporters` whereabouts.

18 dead in Syrian rebel shelling on Kurdish area: Monitor

18 dead in Syrian rebel shelling on Kurdish area: Monitor

A pregnant woman and three children were among 18 civilians killed when Syrian rebels shelled a Kurdish neighbourhood in the northern city of Aleppo, a monitor said Wednesday.

Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia, Turkey obstructing Syria peace chances

Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia, Turkey obstructing Syria peace chances

Hezbollah accused Saudi Arabia and Turkey on Monday of obstructing talks between the Syrian government and opposition aimed at ending five years of civil war.