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ISIL launches fierce assault on Syrian government enclave

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 82 people have been killed, with militants attempting to cut the enclave off from a nearby military base

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UN raises alarm about hunger and insecurity in Yemen

The UN says the number of civilians killed in the country's war is now estimated to be more than 10,000, with some 40,000 injured

The UN says the number of civilians killed in the country's war is now estimated to be more than 10,000, with some 40,000 injured

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Iraqi soldiers make big advances against ISIL militants in Mosul

The Iraqi army says it has now recaptured nearly all of the city's eastern districts and over the weekend it drove ISIL out of the city's main university

The Iraqi army says it has now recaptured nearly all of the city's eastern districts and over the weekend it drove ISIL out of the city's main university

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Iraqi forces advance in northern Mosul

Fierce battles are underway with ISIL militants in the area. Thousands of people are fleeing to safety, fearing they will be caught up in any retaliation by ISIL.

Fierce battles are underway with ISIL militants in the area. Thousands of people are fleeing to safety, fearing they will be caught up in any retaliation by ISIL.

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Shots heard in several Ivory Coast cities as soldiers' uprising spreads

Gunfire has been reported in several cities in Ivory Coast on Saturday, suggesting that an uprising by soldiers protesting over pay and bonuses may be spreading.

Gunfire has been reported in several cities in Ivory Coast on Saturday, suggesting that an uprising by soldiers protesting over pay and bonuses may be spreading.

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Ex-soldiers seize Ivory Coast city of Bouake

UPDATE: Defence Minister says soldiers demanding salary increases and bonus payments were behind the seizure of Ivory Coast’s second largest city of Bouake.

UPDATE: Defence Minister says soldiers demanding salary increases and bonus payments were behind the seizure of Ivory Coast’s second largest city of Bouake.

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Car bomb wreaks havoc in Syrian president's stronghold

At least nine people have been killed and dozens more hurt by a car bomb in the Syrian government-held town of Jableh.

At least nine people have been killed and dozens more hurt by a car bomb in the Syrian government-held town of Jableh.

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Elite Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, fighting street-to-street against ISIL

Gunfire and clashes have been witnessed from up close in eastern Mosul, as Iraqi forces advanced further in their bid to oust militants from the self-styled Islamic…

Gunfire and clashes have been witnessed from up close in eastern Mosul, as Iraqi forces advanced further in their bid to oust militants from the self-styled Islamic…

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Syrian airstrikes 'hit Idlib province' - opposition media

Syrian opposition media say pro-government airstrikes have hit areas in Idlib city and the surrounding province, killing at least four people on Tuesday.

Syrian opposition media say pro-government airstrikes have hit areas in Idlib city and the surrounding province, killing at least four people on Tuesday.

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Syrian rebels threaten to boycott peace talks

They have suspended preparations for the Russian-led peace talks in Kazakhstan amid what they say are concerns about ceasefire violations.

They have suspended preparations for the Russian-led peace talks in Kazakhstan amid what they say are concerns about ceasefire violations.

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OPINION: “America First” and Global Conflict Next

By Nouriel Roubini, Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s election as

By Nouriel Roubini, Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates NEW YORK – Donald Trump’s election as

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Russia and Turkey announce Syrian ceasefire without extremist groups

Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.

Syria, Russia and Turkey have declared that a ceasefire will come into effect at midnight on Thursday in Syria - but it won't include Islamic state or a group which once had links to al-Qaida.

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Thousands of displaced Iraqis face winter in camps

Hundreds of Iraqis who fled their homes in Mosul wait to be sent to camps where they hope to find shelter, food, clean water and, since its winter, warmth.

Hundreds of Iraqis who fled their homes in Mosul wait to be sent to camps where they hope to find shelter, food, clean water and, since its winter, warmth.

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Syrian army retakes full control of Aleppo

It's a crushing victory for President Bashar al-Assad - the biggest in the more than five-year civil war.

It's a crushing victory for President Bashar al-Assad - the biggest in the more than five-year civil war.

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Syria's tweeting girl, Bana Alabed, speaks about life in Aleppo

The Syrian girl who gained global attention via Twitter has spoken about life in Aleppo and what motivated her to tell the world her story.

The Syrian girl who gained global attention via Twitter has spoken about life in Aleppo and what motivated her to tell the world her story.