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Arab leaders meet to address conflicts and `terror`

Saudi Arabia`s King Salman is among 22 leaders attending the Arab League for the meeting in Sweimeh on the Dead Sea coast from 0900 GMT.
 

IS counter-attacks to defend north Syria stronghold

Clashes raged around a key northern Syrian town on Tuesday after the Islamic State group launched a counter-attack to fend off a US-backed advance near the jihadists` stronghold Raqa.

Iran says Russia can use military bases ''on case by case basis''

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Reuters on Tuesday that Russia could use Iranian military bases to fight terrorists in Syria on a "case by case basis."

US reviewing airstrike that killed 200 Iraqis

The US military has said that an airstrike in Iraq on March 17 corresponds to a site where 200 civilians died, but it is still assessing the validity of allegations of civilian casualties.

US-backed forces capture Islamic State-held airport near Euphrates dam in Syria

US-backed forces capture Islamic State-held airport near Euphrates dam in Syria

A United States-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias on Sunday took a military airport in northern Syria held by Islamic State, close to the country`s largest dam that may be in danger of collapse.

Air strike kills 16 in Syrian prison: Syrian Observatory

At least 16 people died after a Friday night air strike on a prison in Syria`s rebel-held Idlib province including both prisoners and staff.

Final push on Syria's Raqa to begin 'in coming days: France

The international coalition battling the Islamic State group in its Syrian stronghold of Raqa will begin a final push on the city in the coming days.

Syrian troops besiege Islamic State held northern stronghold

Syrian government forces are besieging the last Islamic State stronghold in the northern province of Aleppo, weeks after launching an offensive to free the entire province from militants.

Air strike kills more than 30 near Raqqa: Syrian Observatory

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it believed the strike was carried out by the US-led coalition against Islamic State.

Trump administration hosting first meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

Discussions on Wednesday will also focus on how to help Mosul rebuild and ways to tackle Islamic State operations in Libya and elsewhere.

Syrian rebels launch attack near Hama

Syrian rebels including a powerful alliance of jihadist groups said they launched a new offensive near the city of Hama in the central part of western Syria on Tuesday.

Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault

Clashes in Syria capital after surprise rebel assault

Rebels and allied jihadists, led by former Al-Qaeda affiliate Fateh al-Sham Front, attacked government positions in the Jobar district. 

Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian air defence systems

Israel threatens to 'destroy' Syrian air defence systems

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Sunday threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.

Rebels, jihadists launch surprise rebel assault, heavy clashes rock Syrian capital

Heavy clashes rocked eastern districts of the Syrian capital on Sunday after rebels and jihadists launched a surprise assault on regime forces there, a monitor and state television said.

Pentagon denies hitting Syria mosque, offers photo as proof

A US air strike in northern Syria did not hit a mosque, but rather a nearby building with "dozens" of Al-Qaeda members inside, the Pentagon said Friday as it published a photo of the strike's aftermath.

Syrian army says it shot down Israeli jet

Syria`s army high command said in a statement on Friday.

Stats show 1.2 million people sought asylum in EU last year

The European Union's statistical agency today said more than 1.2 million people applied for asylum in the bloc last year, mostly Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis.

Federal judge blocks Donald Trump's new immigration ban

Federal judge blocks Donald Trump's new immigration ban

The executive order signed by US President Donald Trump also reduces from 110,000 to 50,000 the number of refugees the US would take in during 2017.

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.

Courthouse suicide bombing kills at least 25 in Syrian capital Damascus; several wounded

Courthouse suicide bombing kills at least 25 in Syrian capital Damascus; several wounded

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-strapped vest in the old Justice Palace building in Damascus on Wednesday afternoon killing at least 25 persons, a state-news agency report said.