Category: Middle East

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ISIL fighters re-enter Syria’s Palmyra

Fighters from ISIL have re-entered Syria’s famed ancient city of Palmyra from which they were driven out nine months ago, ...

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Explosions reported in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, Turkey

Two huge explosions have occurred in the Turkish city of Istanbul, according to news reports and posts on social media. ...

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Syrian army pauses Aleppo assault to allow civilian evacuations

Syria’s army has paused military operations in Aleppo to allow civilians to flee the city but concerns about violence after ...

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Russia, China veto U.N. resolution for seven-day Aleppo cease-fire

Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution Tuesday calling for a seven-day ceasefire in Aleppo, Syria. Vitaly ...

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United Nations to stop reporting military casualties in Iraq

The United Nations mission in Iraq said it will stop reporting military casualty figures after Iraq’s military complained the numbers ...

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Assad’s forces retake half of rebel-held Aleppo

Syrian government forces have taken about half of the rebel-held portion of Aleppo, military leaders said, bringing an end in ...

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Pentagon: Mosul 20% captured, Islamic State in city’s east isolated

About 20 percent of Mosul has been captured from Islamic State control, while the city’s east has been completely isolated, ...

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Senate OKs Iran sanctions extension, Tehran calls it violation of nuclear deal

The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Friday said the U.S. Senate’s vote to extend sanctions on Iran is a violation of ...

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Syrian civilians flood into government-controlled territory in Aleppo

Hundreds of Syrian civilians are fleeing into portions of Aleppo newly controlled by government-backed forces. Meanwhile, pro-government forces continue to ...

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staff4 years

Gulf spill claims chief responds to BP complaints

The next chapter in the Aliens: Colonial Marines false advertising lawsuit has unfolded. Court documents obtained by Polygon reveal that ...