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Turkey extends mandate for troops in Iraq, Syria

Turkey extends mandate for troops in Iraq, Syria

It allows military action in Turkey's two southern neighbours against Islamic State jihadists and other groups deemed by Ankara to be terror organisations.

Russia says US ''aggression'' in Syria would mean ''tectonic shifts''

Russia says US ''aggression'' in Syria would mean ''tectonic shifts''

Russia and the United States back opposing sides in the Syrian conflict.
 

Barrel bombs hit largest hospital in rebel-held Aleppo: NGO

At least two barrel bombs hit the largest hospital in the rebel-held side of Syria`s Aleppo city on Saturday, the medical organisation that supports it said.

French attack threat: 15-year-old student charged

Islamic extremists have targeted France repeatedly in the last two years.

Talks with Russia on Syria `on life support`: US

Talks with Russia on Syria `on life support`: US

Two days after threatening to suspend talks with Russia on the crisis in Syria, the United States confirmed Friday that negotiations continue but insisted they are "on life support."

Syria regime advances in Aleppo, MSF decries `bloodbath`

Syrian regime forces advanced in the battleground city of Aleppo on Friday, backed by a Russian air campaign that a monitor said has killed more than 3,800 civilians in the past year.

Attacks on health care services in Syria must end: WHO

A WHO official on Friday urged warring factions to stop targeting Syria's depleted health care sector, and to allow the immediate and safe evacuation of the sick and wounded who are trapped in conflict areas.

Russia sends more warplanes to Syria amid world anger at 'barbarous' strikes

Russia sends more warplanes to Syria amid world anger at 'barbarous' strikes

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the Russian and Syrian bombing of the city of Aleppo as "barbarous".

US likely to end Syria ceasefire talks with Russia over Aleppo bombings

US likely to end Syria ceasefire talks with Russia over Aleppo bombings

The US and Russia have been trying to negotiate a ceasefire in the war-torn nation, but Secretary of State John Kerry said "the bombing of Aleppo right now is inexcusable", NBC news reported.

More than 9,300 dead in year of Russian strikes in Syria: Monitor

More than 9,300 people, including around 3,800 civilians, have been killed in one year of Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group said Friday.

US-Russia talks on verge of ending as Aleppo faces catastrophe

With no let-up in the military campaign, US Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that months of diplomacy to end the war had hit a dead-end.

Kremlin says will press on with Syria operation, slams US

Kremlin says will press on with Syria operation, slams US

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called on Moscow to ground its planes over Syrian battle zones, including over Aleppo.
 

US weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: Officials

US weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: Officials

US President Barack Obama has resisted ordering military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country`s multisided civil war.

New York bomb suspect apparently acted alone: FBI

The suspect in the bombing this month in New York`s Chelsea neighborhood appears to have acted on his own, with no connection to an extremist movement, the FBI said Tuesday.

Man charged with helping UK imam murderer flees to Syria

Britain's counter-terrorism officer investigating the murder of a Bangladeshi-origin imam today charged a 24-year-old man for helping his killer flee the country.

Syria Army takes rebel-held Aleppo district

Syria Army takes rebel-held Aleppo district

Syrian government troops on Tuesday took control of a central rebel-held district in Aleppo city, where the army is pressing an operation to retake opposition territory, a military source said.

Bombings kill at least 17, wound over 50 in Baghdad: Officials

Bombings kill at least 17, wound over 50 in Baghdad: Officials

Bombings targeting shopping areas in Shiite districts of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 50, security and medical officials said.

Aleppo attacks 'blatant violation of international law': NATO

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the "morally totally unacceptable" bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo broke international law, while urging Russia to take genuine steps to restore a ceasefire.

Syria's Aleppo reels from strikes as Russia is accused of `war crimes`

Syria's Aleppo reels from strikes as Russia is accused of `war crimes`

Syria`s Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages on Monday and warplanes again pounded the city as Russia condemned what it called "unacceptable" Western rhetoric after allegations of war crimes.

Air strikes pound rebel-held Aleppo districts

Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo overnight, a monitor and defence worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago.