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UN launches Yemen aid appeal in bid to avert famine

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

The United Nations has appealed for nearly 2 billion euros to provide life-saving assistance to avert famine in war-ravaged Yemen.

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Protesters confront ministers at Athens migrant camp

Greece’s migration minister Yannis Mouzalas was confronted by an angry crowd at the entrance of a sprawling migrant camp in the south of Athens on Monday, trying to block his entrance to the…

Greece’s migration minister Yannis Mouzalas was confronted by an angry crowd at the entrance of a sprawling migrant camp in the south of Athens on Monday, trying to block his entrance to the…

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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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More than 2000 a day are fleeing Mosul - UN

The UN says this is several hundred more each day than before US-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from ISIL.

The UN says this is several hundred more each day than before US-led coalition forces began a new phase of their battle to retake the city from ISIL.

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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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Syria: dozens of civilians killed by ISIL attack in Al-Bab - Turkish army

At least 30 civilians were killed and many more wounded in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab in an attack by the Islamic State group (ISIL) on Sunday, the Turkish army has said in a…

At least 30 civilians were killed and many more wounded in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab in an attack by the Islamic State group (ISIL) on Sunday, the Turkish army has said in a…

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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.

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After the battle, Aleppo shows its scars

Before the war, Aleppo’s ancient walled citadel drew in armies of visitors to one of the Middle East’s greatest treasures.

Before the war, Aleppo’s ancient walled citadel drew in armies of visitors to one of the Middle East’s greatest treasures.

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Aleppo evacuation 'to continue until Friday' - Red Cross

The ICRC says more than 4,000 fighters were moved out of the Syrian city overnight, as winter weather slows up the evacuation process.

The ICRC says more than 4,000 fighters were moved out of the Syrian city overnight, as winter weather slows up the evacuation process.

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Last refugees bid farewell in the snow to Aleppo

After a day of delays the evacuation of Aleppo resumes, with reports saying the city has now been emptied of resistance.

After a day of delays the evacuation of Aleppo resumes, with reports saying the city has now been emptied of resistance.

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Syria war claims, counterclaims and conspiracy theories

“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies,” the quote from Winston Churchill seems apt to describe the current battle underway in…

“In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies,” the quote from Winston Churchill seems apt to describe the current battle underway in…

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Syria Aleppo: thousands of trapped civilians wait as evacuation halts

Amid recriminations on all sides, fears are growing for the thousands of people still desperately trying to flee Eastern Aleppo after the operation

Amid recriminations on all sides, fears are growing for the thousands of people still desperately trying to flee Eastern Aleppo after the operation

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Syria, Turkey and Russia weigh in on status of eastern Aleppo ceasefire

Conflicting messages are coming from Syria, Turkey and Russia following the suspension of a ceasefire agreement between the latter two countries which was supposed to see tens of thousands of people e

Conflicting messages are coming from Syria, Turkey and Russia following the suspension of a ceasefire agreement between the latter two countries which was supposed to see tens of thousands of people e

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Hezbollah and Iranians hold up convoys fleeing Aleppo says witness

The Aleppo endgame is proving deadly for civilians trying to flee as Hezbollah and Iranian militias defy Russian efforts to shepherd people to safety.

The Aleppo endgame is proving deadly for civilians trying to flee as Hezbollah and Iranian militias defy Russian efforts to shepherd people to safety.

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"Please stand with Aleppo": an activist's plea for help

An independent Syrian media activist has made a call on social media this week for the rest of the world to "stand with Aleppo"

An independent Syrian media activist has made a call on social media this week for the rest of the world to "stand with Aleppo"

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Is the West resigned to the fall of eastern Aleppo?

Foreign ministers from the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Jordan have met in Paris to discuss the situation in Aleppo as Russian diplomats and stakeholders gather in Swit

Foreign ministers from the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Jordan have met in Paris to discuss the situation in Aleppo as Russian diplomats and stakeholders gather in Swit

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Syria: exodus continues from embattled Aleppo

The Russian Defence Ministry, quoted by the Interfax news agency, says more than 20,000 civilians have left eastern Aleppo on Saturday. The Ministry also says more than 1,200 rebels opposed to Syrian

The Russian Defence Ministry, quoted by the Interfax news agency, says more than 20,000 civilians have left eastern Aleppo on Saturday. The Ministry also says more than 1,200 rebels opposed to Syrian

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Watch: Aleppo before the war… and now!

Before Syria's ruinous civil war struck Aleppo, the country's largest city was a busy commercial powerhouse and a proud historic center

Before Syria's ruinous civil war struck Aleppo, the country's largest city was a busy commercial powerhouse and a proud historic center

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Thousands escape war-torn Aleppo, says Russia

Up to 10,500 Syrians have poured out of parts of war-torn eastern Aleppo in 24 hours, Moscow’s defence ministry said on Friday.

Up to 10,500 Syrians have poured out of parts of war-torn eastern Aleppo in 24 hours, Moscow’s defence ministry said on Friday.

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Aleppo: fears over hundreds of missing

The UN says hundreds of men from eastern Aleppo have reportedly gone missing after leaving rebel-held areas of the city and entering government territory.

The UN says hundreds of men from eastern Aleppo have reportedly gone missing after leaving rebel-held areas of the city and entering government territory.