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Macron, Trump vow 'joint response' if chemical attack in Syria

US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed during a telephone call on Tuesday on the need for a "joint response" in the event of another chemical attack in Syria, the French presidency said.

Russia brands US warning to Syria over chemical weapons 'unacceptable'

Russia denounced a US warning that the Syrian leadership will pay a heavy price for any chemical weapons attack, and dismissed White House assertions that a strike was being prepared as "unacceptable".

Russia brands United States warning to Syria over chemical weapons unacceptable

Russia denounced a U.S. warning that the Syrian leadership will pay a heavy price for any chemical weapons attack, and dismissed White House assertions that a strike was being prepared as "unacceptable".

57 killed in US-led air strikes on ISIS prison in eastern Syria

The strikes hit an IS jail in Mayadeen at dawn on Monday, killing 42 prisoners and 15 jihadists,

US to list China among worst human trafficking offenders

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has decided to drop China to “Tier 3,” the lowest grade, putting it alongside Iran, North Korea and Syria. 

Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from Syria

Israel said it had attacked Syrian military targets on Sunday.

Israel targets Syria after fresh stray fire

Israel seized 1,200 square kilometres of the Golan from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community.
 

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.

Syrian President Assad leads prayers in rare appearance outside Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Eid al-Fitr prayers in the central city of Hama on Sunday, appearing in public outside the capital for the first time in a year.

Turkey warns on Syrian Kurdish militia, welcomes US weapons pledge

Turkey opened an offensive in northern Syria in August last year, sending tanks and warplanes across the border to support Syrian rebels fighting both Islamic State and the YPG.

 

Grenade-thrower gets 28 years jail in French jihadist cell trial

The convictions in a late night ruling on Thursday brought a close to an affair that predated the spate of Islamist-inspired attacks in France from early 2015 onwards, in which more than 230 people have been killed.

 

Suicide bomber kills nine in western Iraq: Officers

Army forces were able to kill three suicide bombers after trapping them in a house in the Martyrs neighbourhood by detonating their belts with gunfire.

Mexico rejects Donald Trump claim that it is the world`s second most violent country

US-Mexico relations have been testy since Trump took office in January after a campaign in which he vowed to build a wall along the shared border, bashed Mexican immigrants as drug dealers and rapists, and promised to renegotiate the NAFTA with Mexico and Canada.

Turkey welcomes US pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Turkey welcomes US pledge to take weapons from Kurds after Islamic State defeat

Turkey regards as a "positive step" a US pledge to take back weapons supplied to the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria after the defeat of Islamic State and said its implementation was essential, Defence Minister Fikri Isik said on Friday.

Kazakhstan denies it's in talks to send troops to Syria

Kazakhstan is not conducting negotiations on sending peacekeeping troops to Syria and would only despatch troops there under a United Nations mandate.

Russian Navy launched missile strikes on IS target in Syria

Russian naval vessels launched missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria`s Hama province, destroying command points and weapon and ammunition stores, RIA news agency cited the Russian defence ministry as saying on Friday.

President Emmanuel Macron unveils France`s revamped policy for Syria

Recalibrating France`s long-held policy of insisting that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad must step down, President Emmanuel Macron has opted for realpolitik by making the fight against terror the top priority.

Turkey and Russia to deploy in Syria's Idlib

Ibrahim Kalin said the de-escalation zones, agreed by Turkey, Russia and Iran, would be further discussed during talks in the Kazakh capital Astana in early July, Haberturk television channel said.
 

Russia "verifying" info on Baghdadi's likely death: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov

Russia "verifying" info on Baghdadi's likely death: Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov

Baghdadi has not been seen in public since proclaiming himself "caliph" in the Iraqi city of Mosul three years ago.
 

Mosul minaret destruction `deepens wounds` of Iraqis: UNESCO

Mosul minaret destruction `deepens wounds` of Iraqis: UNESCO

The destruction by jihadists of Mosul`s leaning minaret "deepens the wounds" in war-torn Iraq, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova said Thursday.