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Syria: Assad forces tighten grip on Aleppo

Russian-backed Syrian forces seized strategic territory to the north of Aleppo on Saturday, marking the first major ground advance of an offensive to retake rebel-held zones and bring the entire city

Russian-backed Syrian forces seized strategic territory to the north of Aleppo on Saturday, marking the first major ground advance of an offensive to retake rebel-held zones and bring the entire city

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Iraqi forces regain control of Shirqat

Analysts say it brings the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year.

Analysts say it brings the military a step closer to a main push on Mosul later this year.

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Militants kill 17 soldiers in India-administered Kashmir

Militants have killed at least 17 soldiers and injured 18 at an Indian Army Brigade headquarters in Kashmir, near the de facto border with Pakistan.

Militants have killed at least 17 soldiers and injured 18 at an Indian Army Brigade headquarters in Kashmir, near the de facto border with Pakistan.

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Nagorno-Karabakh: a deadly conflict that threatens to spread

In this edition of Insiders we head to Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed republic that seceded from then communist Azerbaijan when the Soviet Union fell apart in…

In this edition of Insiders we head to Nagorno-Karabakh, a self-proclaimed republic that seceded from then communist Azerbaijan when the Soviet Union fell apart in…

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Nagorno-Karabakh: a time-bomb in the Caucasus?

Last April, fighting between troops from the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Azerbaijan army rekindled a conflict that had been frozen for more than 20…

Last April, fighting between troops from the self-proclaimed republic of Nagorno-Karabakh and the Azerbaijan army rekindled a conflict that had been frozen for more than 20…

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Nagorno-Karabakh: peace or more peril?

Sophie Claudet: Valerie, what is so important about Nagorno-Karabakh that is worth fighting over?

Sophie Claudet: Valerie, what is so important about Nagorno-Karabakh that is worth fighting over?

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Rebels in eastern Ukraine announce unilateral ceasefire

The self-proclaimed leader of a separatist-held area of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, has announced a unilateral ceasefire in the region, beginning on Wednesday at…

The self-proclaimed leader of a separatist-held area of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, has announced a unilateral ceasefire in the region, beginning on Wednesday at…

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Work 'urgently needed' to resolve Ukraine crisis - German FM

The German foreign minister has voiced his dissatisfaction over the slow pace of progress in resolving the conflict in the war-torn east of Ukraine, saying that progress was urgently…

The German foreign minister has voiced his dissatisfaction over the slow pace of progress in resolving the conflict in the war-torn east of Ukraine, saying that progress was urgently…

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When hope is stronger than hardship: bright ideas bring change to war-ravaged Ukraine

A collection of stories of Ukrainians who have started inspiring social and business projects in the eastern Donbas region, in the hope that development will help bring peace to a land now in its thir

A collection of stories of Ukrainians who have started inspiring social and business projects in the eastern Donbas region, in the hope that development will help bring peace to a land now in its thir

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Syrian refugees return home and praise Turkish military action

Turkish officials say nearly 300 Syrians have gone back to the town of Jarablus; marking the first formal return of civilians since Turkey launched a massive military campaign last month against Islam

Turkish officials say nearly 300 Syrians have gone back to the town of Jarablus; marking the first formal return of civilians since Turkey launched a massive military campaign last month against Islam

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SOS Children’s Villages wins Princess of Asturias Award

SOS Children’s Villages International, an organisation dedicated to abandoned and orphaned children, has claimed the Princess of Asturias Award for Concord.

SOS Children’s Villages International, an organisation dedicated to abandoned and orphaned children, has claimed the Princess of Asturias Award for Concord.

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The iconic images of children suffering in war

Viewers are almost immune now to the dusty aftermath of air strikes on city streets in Syria on their television screens.

Viewers are almost immune now to the dusty aftermath of air strikes on city streets in Syria on their television screens.

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Iraq executes 36 men for massacre of military recruits near Tikrit

Iraq has executed by hanging 36 men who were convicted over the killings of up to 1,700 military recruits at former US base Camp Speicher near Tikrit in 2014.

Iraq has executed by hanging 36 men who were convicted over the killings of up to 1,700 military recruits at former US base Camp Speicher near Tikrit in 2014.

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Afghan army retakes key Kunduz district after brief Taliban foray

Afghan troops have forced the Taliban out of a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, just hours after the militant group had taken control of the district on…

Afghan troops have forced the Taliban out of a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, just hours after the militant group had taken control of the district on…

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Two Ukrainian soldiers killed on Donbass frontline, says Kyiv

Ukraine’s defence ministry says two soldiers were killed and eight wounded in a 24-hour period on the frontline of the war-torn Donbass region.

Ukraine’s defence ministry says two soldiers were killed and eight wounded in a 24-hour period on the frontline of the war-torn Donbass region.

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Poroshenko warns of 'martial law' if Ukraine conflict escalates

President Poroshenko of Ukraine has warned he may bring in martial law because of increased tension in the east with pro-Russian separatists.

President Poroshenko of Ukraine has warned he may bring in martial law because of increased tension in the east with pro-Russian separatists.

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Russia signs on to 48-hour Aleppo ceasefire for aid deliveries

The United Nations has welcomed Russia saying it will support a 48-hour ceasefire in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo with the first "humanitarian pause" next week.

The United Nations has welcomed Russia saying it will support a 48-hour ceasefire in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo with the first "humanitarian pause" next week.

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Video of bloodied Syrian boy captures horror of Aleppo

A video of a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving an airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the desperation of the Syrian civil war and the struggle for control of t

A video of a boy sitting dazed and bloodied in the back of an ambulance after surviving an airstrike in Aleppo has highlighted the desperation of the Syrian civil war and the struggle for control of t

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South Sudan: one year since peace deal

One year to the day since the signing of the peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and there is renewed tension between the two warring factions in South…

One year to the day since the signing of the peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and there is renewed tension between the two warring factions in South…